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Former Brave Grissom opens new field
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Braves fans will never forget him. Now the community in Rockdale County has another reason to love former Brave's center fielder Marquis Grissom.

Grissom, the man who caught the final out in the Brave's lone World Series victory in 1995, opened his new youth baseball field Thursday.

"I was in the situation where I wanted to own my own facility and when this came available, this was a no-brainer," Grissom said. "To have a place where I can bring all my teams and all my kids and get more kids involved. You need a facility to accommodate more kids so three fields are better than two fields, five kids are better than four fields. I really wanted a place where I could accommodate more kids."

Grissom, now a coach for the Washington Nationals, said he plans to invite youth baseball teams from as far as Japan to play at his facility.

Located on Sigman Road, the facility dubbed Grissom Field has to ball fields and will accommodate children up to age 16.

"To let everyone know where it is and what I am doing out here," he said. "We are more than just baseball. We're doing mentoring programs we're doing character development programs -- we have fall ball, travel ball, we do summer ball -- we do a lot of things with our kids, more than just baseball."