The Bisbee Blue is a member of the Pecos Independent League. They play at Warren Ballpark on a field used, also, by the Bisbee High School. The field seats 3,000. The outfield, though fenced for baseball is the school football field. The altitude of the field is 5,538 feet. The game started 20 minutes late between the Blue and their rivals the Douglas Diablos with Bisbee winning 11-4. The box score was Diablos R-4, H-8, E-1 and Blue R-11, H-19, E-1. The Blue took the series win of 13 games to 11 against their close town rivals. No field lines were observed. There is a manual scoreboard, no hits or errors are posted. Nice covered stadium with no back seating. Stadium goes back to 1907, but was rebuilt in 1933. Lots of baseball history in the ballpark. Jim found a display in a back room and took pictures of some of the history. The thinnest chalk baselines ever seen. Four straight pitches = 3 singles and a grandslam by Bisbee Clemente Parra in the bottom of the 5th. Douglas pitcher then balked in a run that was disputed by Douglas player/coach who was then tossed. He had planned on getting tossed during the game. Bisbee Starter pitched seven innings and left after one hitter in the 8th. Before the game the Blue's players gave their host families bouquets of flowers. Bluemo is the mascot. Jake LaMotta, a lifelong baseball fan, middleweight boxing champion in 1949 and 94 years old was in attendance. Will the league have the same teams in 2015? See trip report.
Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum is in the building that served as the headquarters of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company. The museum examines local history and culture beginning in 1877. The exhibit Digging In tells the story of copper. Fee
Queen Mine offers a 1.25-hour tour by mine car into an underground copper mine. The tours are conducted by former miners. Sweaters or jackets are recom-mended. 5 tours daily. Fee