To honor the legacy of Yordano Ventura, the Royals announce that the ACE 30 Memorial Fund has been established through Royals Charities. Funds will support youth baseball projects in his native country of the Dominican Republic.
The grieving will last for some time. But the early stages of healing likely began on Friday morning as the Royals' organization held a private "Celebration of Life" for pitcher Yordano Ventura.
They came by the thousands -- friends, fans, family and teammates included -- to pay final respects for Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura.