Updated: Sep 4
The historic Warren Ballpark is on the Copper City Territory Tour and the Bisbee Lowell Warren Tour.
Built in 1909 by the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company, the Warren Ballpark is the oldest multi-use ballpark in America.
It is still in use today and hosts Bisbee High School football and baseball games. The ballpark also hosts many other events like the Mariachi Festival.
Your tour guide played many baseball and football games in the ballpark as a youth. In fact, he broke three ribs in one football game and faced off against three former NFL players at the ballpark: Danny Villa, Mike Cade, and Mossy Cade.
The Warren Ballpark's real stories, however, are with its magnificent history.
The Warren Ballpark served as the holding ground for rounded-up miners before being interviewed and railroaded to New Mexico during the controversial Bisbee Deportation of 1917.
On November 7, 1913, merely one year after Arizona became a state, New York Giants manager John McGraw brought his two World Tour teams to play an exhibition game at Warren Ballpark in the remote copper town of Bisbee, Arizona. Warren is the last ballpark that exists today that once showcased a game from McGraw’s historic World Tour of 1913.
Jim Thorpe played in McGraw's exhibition games and hit a home run into the Cottonwood Tree, well past the center field wall.
The dasterdly "Black Sox" also made a home out of the Warren Ballpak after their MLB ban.
Other Hall-of-Fame MLB players who played at the Warren Ballpark were: