The Copper Kings Come Back (again)
In 2007 the Bisbee Copper Kings were purchased by Bisbee businessmen Tom Mosier and Frank Barco. The team remained semipro and still under the management of Butch Hammett. Playing an independent schedule, the Copper Kings finished the season with an 18-11 record and restored credibility in the eyes of the Bisbee public.
In 2008 the Copper Kings joined the Pacific Southwest Baseball League, playing a more demanding schedule that included the Havasu Heat, the 2007 National Baseball Congress champions.
Today’s Copper Kings, part of the Pacific Southwest Baseball league, still play at Warren Ballpark, where fans have been cheering on their home town heroes for 100 years. It seems certain that baseball will be played in Bisbee for many years – perhaps centuries – to come.