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Legends Never Die: Tales from Southern Arizona's sports past

Southern Arizona has a deep history with sports. We hear some of the tales that arise from an historic ballpark, then learn about a legendary baseball coach in Nogales.

warren Ballpark home plate The view from behind home plate at Warren Ballpark.
Summer Hom, AZPM News

Welcome to More Than a Game, an all-new podcast where we explore the untold stories of Arizona sports. Hosted by veteran sports reporter and NPR 89.1 announcer, Tony Perkins, More Than a Game features a series of the best sports stories you've never heard.

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More Than a Game Episode 4

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Episode 4

On this week's episode, Tony Perkins takes a trip to Warren Ballpark. The Bisbee landmark was built to keep miners busy on their off days, but grew to be a pillar of baseball history that hosted many of the game's historic figures. We then head west to Nogales, where Katya Mendoza introduces us to a Nogales High School coach who made the school's baseball team a powerhouse, and was known by a one-word nickname, Viejo.

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