Friday, January 12, 2007

Huber Park Baseball Field

It's reported on the front page of the News-Herald that the local Booster Club is working with the city to do a makeover on the Bulldog Baseball stadium. Assistance fire chief Bob Watson is taking the lead to getting the roof on the Grandstand replaced. The city will be purchasing the materials. I remember my Dad taking me there to see the Oilers play and seeing men who climbed the light post to look over the fence and see the games. Borgans have many memories on this landmark. Please share them by making comments.

Read comments from Mike Harrington and add yours!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The baseball game at Huber Park field that I recall best pitted the Bulldogs against the Tascosa Rebels in 1963. At the time, the 'Dogs were undefeated in district, having beaten Monterey, a team that dominated 3-AAAA baseball in the early Sixties.

Joe Robinson, the ace of the Bulldog staff, pitched a two hitter that day. The late Bill Bogan, sophomore outfielder of the Rebels, had an opposite-field single and a solo home run, accounting for Tascosa's only hits off Joe.

Entering the bottom of the 7th, Tascosa clung to a 1-0 lead over the Bulldogs on the strength of Bogan's homer.

Dale Connor, Bulldog first baseman, led off the 7th with a sharp double. Fred Parks followed Connor with a single to center that, by all rights, should have plated Connor. For some reason, however, Connor held up at third. Parks, who was no speed demon, was thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double, leaving Connor at third with one out.

Next up for Borger was Royce Barron. Barron hit a sharp ground ball down the third base line. Connor started home, then tried to dive back to third. The third baseman couldn't believe his luck. He fielded the grounder, tagged out the diving Connor, and then threw on to first to double up Barron. Game ball. Tascosa 1, BHS 0.

Remarkably, the Bulldogs had nothing to show for the final innning, despite a double and a single. It's not often that a team gets two hits in an inning but only three men come to the plate.

That loss effectively ended the Bulldogs' chance for the district title, as Monterey whipped them later in the season at Lubbock.

Mike Harrington, BHS'65