The End Of the Line
Financial difficulties led the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings to pull up stakes in Bisbee after the 1955 season, becoming the Douglas Copper Kings. The Copper Kings folded completely after the 1958 season. For almost 5 decades, Warren Ballpark was used mainly for high school sporting events.
The Copper Kings Awaken
2003 brought professional baseball back to Bisbee in the resurrected Arizona-Mexico league. One of the teams in the new league was the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings.
Despite solid fan support in Bisbee, the league folded after less than 3 weeks of play due to financial problems. Professional baseball was gone from Bisbee almost as quickly as it had appeared.
Once again, the team back to a skeptical Bisbee in 2006, in the form of the semipro Bisbee Kings. The Kings played out a complete season in the 7 team Border Series.
One More Time
In 2008 the Copper Kings joined the Pacific Southwest Baseball League, playing a more demanding schedule that included the Havasu Heat, the 2007 National Baseball Congress champions. Sadly, the Kings run ended in 2013.