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Top 10 Things to Do in Alpine

No. 2 Go Cowboys.

Go Cowboys. Watch the Alpine Cowboys play baseball at Kokernot Field. The game is one thing. Witnessing baseball in one of the most beautiful ballparks ever built is a whole other experience, as any savvy fan who has been to Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston can attest. The atmosphere inside Alpine’s Field of Dreams is all that, only downsized into a small-town 1,400 seat capacity Norman Rockwell setting with an impressive grandstand and a native stone exterior and wrought-iron embellishments including lighting lamps festooned with baseballs and the o6 Ranch brand. Constructed in the 1940s by Herbert Kokernot, Jr. of the o6 Ranch, and patterned after Yankee Stadium, the story of the original Alpine Cowboys of the 40s and 50s is told in the book The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club: An Illustrated History of the Best Little Semi-Pro Baseball Team in Texas by DJ Stout (University of Texas Press) whose father pitched for the classic Cowboys. Today’s Alpine o6 Cowboys compete in the independent Pecos League, hosting professional teams from New Mexico and southern Colorado from May through the end of July. Kokernot is also the home park for the Sul Ross State University Lobos and the Alpine High School Bucks in the spring. 

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