Arizona History – September 17th

Thursday, September 17th

On this date in 1927, the contract was awarded to Sumner-Sollitt Co. of Chicago for the construction of the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Tucson.

On this date in 1929, the final game of the Arizona League baseball race between Bisbee and Miami ended in a riot on the diamond after the umpire refused to call the game on account of darkness.

(Photo: Bisbee baseball team circa 1890s.)

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