9 College Teams From Four States to Play February 3 – 6 in Dugan Invitational Tournament to Inaugurate Tourney Play at Hot Springs’ Majestic Park Baseball Complex

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Nine college baseball teams from four states will compete February 3 – 6, 2022, to inaugurate tournament play at the new Majestic Park baseball complex in Hot Springs. The tournament will be named the Dugan Invitational Tournament in honor of Mike Dugan, the late Hot Springs baseball historian who…

World’s Third Bronze Statue of Babe Ruth Is Being Created For Installation at Majestic Park Baseball Complex, Expected To Become Tourism Attraction for Hot Springs; Funds Sought

(PHOTO CAPTION: Sculptor Chad Fisher of Fisher Sculpture works on a portrait study for the eight-foot Babe Ruth monument.) HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The world’s third bronze statue of baseball immortal Babe Ruth is now being created for installation at the entrance to Hot Springs’ new Majestic Park baseball complex. “It’s hard to…

Creator of ‘Guys and Dolls,’ Damon Runyon, Details Day in Life of Babe Ruth Enjoying the Baths in Hot Springs in 1923

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — On February 19, 1923, the creator of “Guys and Dolls” turned his humorous attention to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, and the minutely chronicled morning activities of the legendary Babe Ruth enjoying the thermal baths while attending baseball spring training in the Spa City. Damon Runyon, a legend himself…

Public Asks for Information on Majestic Park Scholarship After Mike Dugan’s Family Suggests Contributions

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — After the family of the late Mike Dugan suggested contributions to the Majestic Park Scholarship Fund following his death, members of the public contacted Visit Hot Springs seeking information about the scholarship. Dugan, Hot Springs’ foremost baseball historian and the guiding force behind the Historic Hot Springs Baseball Trail…