Bruce Bates, president of Pro-Grounds Products, helped service sports franchises like the Marlins (he’s seen here at Marlins Park), the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Hurricanes and parks and schools. He helped care for the playing fields, making sure sod, clay and grass was properly attended.
Bruce Bates, president of Pro-Grounds Products, helped service sports franchises like the Marlins (he’s seen here at Marlins Park), the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Hurricanes and parks and schools. He helped care for the playing fields, making sure sod, clay and grass was properly attended. Bruce Bates/Facebook
Bruce Bates, president of Pro-Grounds Products, helped service sports franchises like the Marlins (he’s seen here at Marlins Park), the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Hurricanes and parks and schools. He helped care for the playing fields, making sure sod, clay and grass was properly attended. Bruce Bates/Facebook

Bruce Bates, who tended the Marlins and Dolphins’ field of dreams, dies at 63

January 07, 2017 12:57 PM

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