Former California Angels player Doug DeCinces has been elected to the board of directors of the Orangewood Children's Foundation, which supports the county's shelter for abused and abandoned youths.
The retired third baseman is a Villa Park resident who works in the development field, according to William G. Steiner, executive director of the foundation.
DeCinces served as honorary chairman of the 1987 community campaign that raised $200,000 for the Orangewood Foundation, the private fund-raising organization for Orangewood Children's Home.
In announcing the selection, Board Chairman William Lyon said DeCinces will be among 21 directors of the foundation, which raised $8 million to build the shelter and which supports the nearly 3,000 children who receive protective care in Orangewood each year.
DeCinces, a native Southern Californian, played in the World Series with the Baltimore Orioles before joining the California Angels. He left the team in 1987 to play baseball in Japan and then retired.