White Mountain Park
The infield and bleachers at White Mountain Park, as seen from right field.
Short aluminum bleachers wrap around the home plate stands.
In an unusual configuration, all of foul territory in the infield is dirt rather than grass.
- Location: Warrior Drive off White Mountain Road, Ruidoso, N.M.
- Opened: Unknown
- Home team: Ruidoso Osos, Pecos League (2011)
- Capacity: Unknown
Ruidoso is largely a summer resort town. I am told that the village’s year-round population of 8,000 swells tenfold during the summer months due to the elevation and resulting temperate climate compared to the rest of the state. Hiking, horseback riding, and golf are all popular activities.
With the inflated summer population, one would think that a short-season independent baseball team might thrive. However, the Ruidoso Osos (Bears) lasted just one season in the Pecos League before folding their tent. The community park, adjacent to the school complex, continues to be used by Ruidoso High School teams. Meanwhile, los Osos resurfaced in Raton, near the Colorado border, in 2013.
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