Friends of Warren Ballpark News

FRIENDS OF WARREN BALLPARK PURPOSE

New scoreboard configurable for all sports

The Friends of Warren Ballpark is an organization of baseball fans that recognizes the historic value of the field and its place in the history of America's National Pastime. Our purpose is to promote, restore and renovate the ballpark as a functioning community asset for the Bisbee Unified School District and the community at large. We have built new bathrooms that are ADA compliant, replaced the bleacher screening, added signage and a new scoreboard.

PROMOTE

The Friends are working to ensure that the story of Warren Ballpark's fascinating and colorful past becomes a recognized part of American baseball's rich history. They are presently planning and organizing the 2017 Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament to be held in Bisbee on April 8th and 9th, 2017. The Friends conduct field research and interviews of former players and managers as an ongoing effort to improve our knowledge and understanding of the unique role of Warren Ballpark in Bisbee's history and in the history of The Game. We also share our research findings with the media and community historical organizations through presentations, displays and planned publications.

Real ADA compliant bathrooms

RESTORE AND RENOVATE

After a century of use our beloved ballpark is showing its age. The Friends of Warren Ballpark is committed to working with Bisbee Unified School District to return the park to its condition at its prime when it was a minor league baseball park. We also support the district's efforts to improve the park's accessibility to disabled fans and to upgrade its infrastructure as a public facility.The Friends of Warren Ballpark is sponsored by the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.

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The 2019 Poster

The Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament returns for its 10th year on April 6th and 7th, 2019 at Warren Ballpark. The Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League and the Friends of Warren Ballpark host the tournament. Teams are dressed in period uniforms and play by rules adopted when Lincoln was president. Come cheer or razz the local team, the Bisbee Black Sox. 
The tournament commemorates the 1919 Chicago White Sox, the best team in baseball that, should have been world champions but were thwarted by a handful of team members who conspired with gamblers to fix the World Series. Several of the 1919 White Sox team played at Warren Ballpark in November 1913 when Chicago and the New York Giants stopped here for an exhibition game on their World Tour.

April 6th and 7th, 2019, Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and games are played all day.

  • Tickets: $15 for both days; $10 for one day. 
    Kids 12 and under are free with an adult ticket. Active military are free on Sunday.
    Tombstone Brewing Company will serve local craft beer.

The Friends of Warren Ballpark is sponsored by the Bisbee Council of the Arts and Humanities, a non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. 
520 366-1455 for more info.

10th Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament

Save the Date!

The Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament returns for its 10th year on April 6th and 7th, 2019 at Warren Ballpark. The Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League and the Friends of Warren Ballpark host the tournament. Teams are dressed in period uniforms and play by rules adopted when Lincoln was president. Come cheer or razz the local team, the Bisbee Black Sox.

This year the tournament commemorates the Black Sox players who were kicked out of baseball for fixing the 1919 World Series. Several players played on teams that appeared at Warren Ballpark.

April 6th and 7th, 2019, Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and games are played all day.

Tickets: $15 for both days; $10 for one day.

Kids 12 and under are free with an adult ticket. Active military are free on Sunday.

Tombstone Brewery Company is invited to serve local craft beer.

The photo depicts the 1927 Bisbee Outlaw Team that played at Warren Ballpark

Help Us Save the Fence!

Save the Fence

Our latest major effort is to rebuild the fence. This is a huge project and we will need your support!

More info will be forthcoming shortly.

If you would like to donate to this project, you can send us some tax deductible money via our donation page or feel free to contact us.