The Alfredo Griffin baseball facility features classrooms, computers, a library, and kitchen, along with the ballfields and training facilities. Through the ImpACTA website, Acta said he is proud to be from the city and happy at the large number of kids that will come to the new facility and practice and learn daily.
Acta is one of many Dominican players that do charity work in their home country. The Dominican Baseball guy recently blogged about the David Ortiz charity golf tournament that supports children's healthcare in Boston and the Dominican Republic. The fact is the Dominican Republic is a poverty stricken nation, so projects such as this are greatly beneficial for young ball players and everyone in the country.
Acta played for six years in the Astros minor league organization, but never reached the big leagues. He is on his second managerial job with the Indians after three years with the Nationals.
|Acta will be managing Cleveland for the second year, by Cathy T on Flickr|