If Mother Nature cooperates, baseball fans can celebrate a piece of history: the 100th birthday of Warren Ballpark, the oldest ballpark in the U.S.
Originally scheduled for July 5, the celebration was rained out. Festivities will begin Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m. and culminate with a game between the Bisbee Copper Kings and the El Paso Sun Kings.
Pete Vucurevich, a member of the 1947 Bisbee Yanks player, will throw out the first pitch. Vucurevich played for the team in 1947 when Charlie Metro was manager. The Yanks werea Class C farm team for the New York Yankees.
Schedule of Events:
2:30 P.M. Warren Ballpark opens
3:30 P.M. Barber Shop Quartet
4:30 P.M. A Taste of the Bisbee Blue’s Festival
5:30 P.M. Fort Huachuca 36th Army Band – John Phillip Sousa Marches
6:00 P.M. Invocation – Reverend Caryl Larkins
First Pitch – Pete Vucurevich – Former Bisbee Kings Player
PLAY BALL! Bisbee Copper Kings vs. El Paso Sun Kings
Tickets are $10 and include a 100th Anniversary Warren Ball Park 1909 – 2009 Official Souvenir Program. Pre-school aged children are free.
Commemorative hats and t-shirts will be available along with ballpark favorites, including hotdogs, cracker jacks, sodas, iced-cold beer and other goodies.
Bisbee is 90 miles southeast of Tucson. Check out the city of Bisbee’s tourism website for visitor information.
For baseball information visit www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com and www.bisbeecopperkings.com.
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