Nolan Arenado Drive: It's A Hit & Now It's a Street In Third Baseman's Hometown


From the Orange County Register:

Nolan Arenado has made quite a name for himself on the baseball diamond.

At the Lake Forest Sports Park on Saturday, Feb. 8, Arenado made a name for himself in a whole new way.

In front of at least 100 Little Leaguers and dozens of fans, a street sign inscribed with the words “Nolan Arenado Drive” was unveiled and will be the new name for the street leading into the sports park from Portola Parkway.

The occasion marked the first time in the city’s history that a street has been named for a contemporary person.

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“We’re not honoring Nolan solely for his accomplishments on the baseball diamond and what he means to baseball,” said Lake Forest Mayor Neeki Moatazedi, moments before the sign was unveiled. “We are honoring Nolan because of what he means to the city of Lake Forest. Nolan not only plays the game well; he plays with integrity and spirit.”

Before earning accolades as a third baseman for the Colorado Rockies, Nolan Arenado, a Lake Forest resident and 2009 El Toro High graduate, won a CIF title with the Chargers.

As a member of the Rockies, Arenado is a five-time All-Star, a four-time recipient of the Silver Slugger Award and a seven-time Gold Glove Award recipient.

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