Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Installation of Baseball Sculpture
The baseball sculpture commemorating the long history of baseball at Warren ballpark and providing park identification is in place. Soon a sign recognizing the long history of football will also be installed. The Friends of Warren Ballpark are proud of this accomplishment. The baseball sign was designed to fit in with the historic nature of the ballpark and looks as if it has been in place since 1909 when the park was built.
There are many folks who helped the Friends make this happen. First and foremost, we would not exist without the sponsorship of the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities. The sculpture was a joint effort between the Cochise College Welding Technology and Art Departments; thank you Randy Fox and Tate Rich. The school district has been a wonderful partner; thank you members of the Governing Board, Superintendent Jim Phillips, High School Principal Lisa Holland and Athletic Director Darin Giltner. A huge thanks goes to the school district maintenance staff. We are grateful to all the assistance provided by Steve Kemery and his crew Richard Moots and Mike Rawlings. Civil Engineer, Lynn Kartchner provided the engineering for the sculpture installation. Freeport McMoran provided the crane to lift the over 1500 pound sculpture in to place; thanks go to Mike Jaworski and Terry Maddux. The City of Bisbee also worked cooperatively with the Friends to facilitate the permit process. Thanks go to the Planning Commission and City Council and the permitting staff John Charlie, Bob Mesquit and Lisa Marra. Steve Pauken, Bisbee City Manager took the wonderful sculpture installation photos.
The Friends are raising funds for accessible public bathrooms. Donations can be made from our Facebook page (DONATE tab top right under the picture) or on the donate page or send donations to Friends of Warren Ballpark, 611 Hoatson Avenue, Bisbee, AZ 85603.
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012