Alpine is home to the Alpine Cowboys baseball team and we went to a game last night. Lots of people support this team and the park is first class. The Cowboys are in the Pecos league and not affiliated with any major or minor league teams. Free parking, and $6.00 tickets. We sat in the shade as they played the White Sands Pupfish. Temperature was 82 degrees.
Texas Monthly magazine has called the field “the Yankee Stadium of Texas”. A 1951 exhibition game featuring Satchel Paige’s St. Louis Browns and the Chicago White Sox had around 6,000 fans attending. Norm Cash and Gaylord Perry also played on Kokernot Field and went on to be major league players. The stadium was constructed in 1947 by Big Bend area rancher Herbert Lee Kokernot Jr. for his semi- professional baseball team. He had red clay for the infield hauled in by boxcar from Georgia. Native stone originated from the Kokernot Ranch and was used to construct the outfield wall and grandstand. Read more about the history HERE
What a great evening of entertainment. We will certainly be back for more!!