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16 Baseball Trail Signs Temporarily Removed for Refurbishing

Published: 11/7/2019

“We have already received calls from concerned residents and some visitors who were worried that the signs had been stolen,” Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, said Wednesday in announcing that some of the signs on the Trail were removed. “We want to assure Hot Springs residents and visitors who want to follow the Trail that the signs are safe.”

The dark green cast-aluminum signs that make up the Baseball Trail have been placed at locations throughout the city that are significant to Hot Springs’ role as The Birthplace of Major League Baseball Spring Training. Visitors may obtain information about the Trail by starting at the Visitor Center in Hill Wheatley Plaza or by using a mobile device app to follow the Trail.

“We have been assured that the refurbished signs will be available for reinstallation by February,” Arrison said. “In the meantime, visitors still will be able to trace the city’s historic role in baseball history via the map or from Visitor Center information or on our hotsprings.org website.

“Some of the signs have been in place for nearly a decade and were in need of refurbishing, so we have sent them off to the manufacturer for restoration.”

The signs that were removed include: the site of the old Eastman Hotel; the Arlington Hotel; Sam Crawford; Whittington Park; Smokey Joe Woods; Fogel Field; Walter Johnson; Honus Wagner; Majestic Field; Rogers Hornsby; Jackie Robinson; Hank Aaron; Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort; Hot Springs Country Club; Sam Quinn Field; National Baptist Hotel.

For information call Steve Arrison at 321-2027.

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