The rough and tumble mining town of Bisbee, Arizona was a force for decades in minor league baseball. The Bees were independent in 1927, but joined the new Arizona State League the following season. The Warren Ballpark still stands today, making it the oldest minor league park still in use.
In 1928, the class D Arizona State League was created with four teams: The Bisbee Bees, Miami Miners, Tucson Waddies and Phoenix Senators. Other teams played at Warren Ballpark as well. Mining company teams, high school teams and semipro teams shared the field with the town’s minor league team in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
For the next 19 years , Warren Ballpark hosted a series of town teams and two outlaw leagues (Frontier and Copper Leagues.) Major leaguers such as Hal Chase, Buck Weaver and Chick Gandil, banned from organized baseball played on teams from Douglas, El Paso, the Chino Mines, Fort Bayard and Ciudad Juarez. Bisbee had a team in the Copper League, but did NOT use banned players.
This is an authentic reproduction of the original 1927 Bisbee Bees ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is designed to replicate the original 1930's baseball caps and designed built to last a lifetime!
League: Independent League