Alpine, Texas - Take a ride out to West Texas with VSS to a historic baseball field still in use today. (VSS Promo)
Few things in life are a time machine.
Yet most fans of baseball will tell you that a nostalgic baseball park is one of those time machines.
Welcome to Kokernot Field, Home of the Alpine Cowboys- Semipro Baseball Club since 1947. Texas Monthly called Kokernot Field the “Yankee Stadium of Texas” – See Old Yankee Stadium.
But let’s back Up, we are going bet that you have no idea where Alpine Texas is?
On that bet we going to double down and say that you also had no idea baseball has been steady and strong in dusty West Texas for nearly 70 years. High in the Davis Mountains is the sleepy town of Alpine, Texas, population 5,000 and home to the most historic baseball field in all of Texas.
What is so special about Kokernot Field?
Seating Capacity is only 1,400 fanatics. Walls are made of local stone. Infield Clay from the South.
330 Feet down the line in left and right. And, Nothing special about 415 Feet to straight away center, unless you got the muscle to go there.
The real magic of Kokernot Field is on the mound.
Should you be so fortunate to one day stand on this famous Alpine Hill, you might feel the goosebumps almost immediately crawl up your back for you will be standing on a baseball mound of Texas history.
Hall of Fame Pitchers, Satchel Paige and Gaylord Perry took the mound during exhibition games in which nearly 6,000 people over-crowded Kokernot Field to catch a glimpse of greatness.
There are few baseball places in America left with roots as deep as Kokernot.
Sometimes you have to tip your hat to players who just want to play.
When you play in Alpine, you play for pride, you play for tradition.
A tradition unlike any other in Texas.
Learn More about Kokernot @ www.kokernotfield.com
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