Warren Ballpark’s 100-year anniversary

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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