After a video showed highlights of Ventura's career, Surprise city official Wayne Turner presented a plaque to Royals manager Ned Yost in honor of Ventura. The plaque will permanently remain on a stadium wall.
The plaque doesn't mean Ventura is in the Surprise Recreation Campus Hall of Fame, but he technically already is along with the rest of the 2015 World Series champion Royals.
Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.