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.

Quick Facts:
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.

Given the constant flux of the Pecos League, it is not surprising that los Osos have been revived here in Ruidoso for the 2018 season. They have replaced the Hollywood Stars, who played at Griffith Park in Los Angeles in 2017.

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