Pikeville Athletic Complex



Exterior of Davis Park at Pikeville Athletic Complex, Aug-2012.

The seating area and third-base dugout.

The football field is in the outfield.

Quick Facts:
The mountain city of Pikeville is perhaps best known for being in the heart of the feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families, a deadly spat that started during the Civil War and dragged well into the 20th century before the families formally buried the hatchet in a ceremony in 2000.

When the Frontier League began play in 1993, one of its initial franchises utilized this field for two seasons. The baseball field, dedicated in 2004 as Davis Park in honor of a player who succumbed to a fatal injury incurred while playing there in 1984 and to his father, a teacher and coach at the school, is part of a larger facility that also hosts football. The football field runs across the outfield, and the entire field has recently received artificial turf in order to permit even greater use by the high school and other local entities.

The Kentucky Rifles folded after two seasons in the league and were replaced by the Richmond Roosters, as the league moved westward. The Frontier League footprint expanded as far as Evansville, Ind., for 1995.


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