7th Annual Copper Classic News

7th Annual Copper Classic News

On Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17, 2016 at Historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, join the Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League as it honors the man who gave the University of Arizona its legendary slogan “Bear Down.”The inspiring life story of U of A student body president and athlete John “Button” Salmon, Bisbee High School class of 1921, will be celebrated during the 7th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage base Ball Tournament held at historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee.Although best known as a football player for the Arizona Wildcats during the 1920s, “Button” Salmon was also a star catcher for the U of A varsity baseball team and played at Warren Ballpark for Bi ...read more

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Posted in 2016 Copper Classic category - Post tags: tournaments

Save The Date - 7th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament

Save The Date - 7th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament

The Friends of Warren Ballpark are starting to plan the 7th Vintage Base Ball tournament. Dates: Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17, 2016 at the Historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, Arizona. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. on both days. Games will be played all day. Watch teams play by 1860 rules in old-time uniforms. Cheer for the local team, the Bisbee Black Sox.Added attraction Post Game Blues: James “Mudcat” Grant, 21-game major baseball winning pitcher and noted Blues singer, will return to the tournament in 2016, Bisbee loved Mudcat and Mudcat loved Bisbee. We look forward to spending time with him again. Cost:Two-day ticket: $15One-day ticket: $10  ...read more

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (updated 10/21/2015)

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Restroom Construction Projected for October 2015

Restroom Construction Projected for October 2015

The restroom fund is flush. Approval of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program Grant for $45,900 was received in May. The School Governing Board accepted the Friends matching funds donation of $56,100 in June. Architect Al Hopper is currently drawing up construction plans along with contractors who are completing electrical and plumbing plans. Restroom construction is projected for October 2015.We extend our gratitude to the Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Company Foundation, Bisbee Area Social Investment Fund who awarded this project $30,000. We are also grateful to the Cochise Community Foundation who awarded the Friends $3000.  Also with the help of many fri ...read more

Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 (updated 10/21/2015)

Posted in Projects category - Post tags: bathrooms • projects

Thanks from the Friends of Warren Ballpark!

The 6th Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament played at Bisbee’s historic Warren Ballpark, is now history. Saturday was lots of fun thanks to our volunteers, teams, vendors and cranks (fans). An enthusiastic huzzah is shouted out to the five teams from the Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League; your local team the Bisbee Black Sox won both games they played. The Colorado All-Stars again entertained the crowds with their colorful uniforms and superb showmanship. Sadly Sunday was rained out. KBRP, Bisbee’s local radio station announced the tournament. Their rapport with the players added a great deal of interest and fun. Support KBRP in all they do for this community.The ...read more

Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015

Posted in 2015 Tournament category - Post tags: tournaments