CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1996
Dan Pina's death threw a curveball to little sluggers in Pico Rivera, but the Rivera Baseball Assn. has rallied to pay tribute to its supporter and coach in time for the season's March 23 opener. Pina, who died at 59 of kidney failure on Christmas Day, will be honored with a plaque set in a boulder overlooking the baseball diamond at Rivera Park, home of the community youth league formed in 1959. Etched on the monument will be the words, "Your field of dreams will continue on."