17 Baseball Trail Signs That Were Temporarily Removed For Refurbishing Are Now Reinstalled
Seventeen of the 32 signs that constitute the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail have been reinstalled after having been removed in early November for refurbishing.
“While the signs were being refurbished we received many calls from residents and some visitors who were concerned that the signs had been stolen,” Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, said Wednesday in announcing that the signs on the Trail had been reinstalled. “We are pleased that the Historic Baseball Trail is now fully restored for the enjoyment of Hot Springs residents and visitors to the city.”
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.
“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,” Arrison said.
The signs that were removed, refurbished and reinstalled 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, and the National Baptist Hotel.