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Renfree Field once captivated the hearts of Sacramento's baseball playing youth, but it has fallen into disrepair. Former pro ballplayer Leon Lee and a local investor hope to spend millions on making it great again. Ryan Lillis rlillis@sacbee.com
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Former ballplayer Leon Lee wants to restore Sacramento’s Renfree Field

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.