In 2019 volunteers used donated materials to create a new baseball/softball field in the Village of Cimarron. The field allows the Cimarron Rams to play home games for the first time in many years.
Life Scout Cullen O’Neil is a player on the CHS Baseball team, and is also a member of Scouts BSA Troop 68 working on his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. For his project he elected to design and construct new signage for the ball field.
The name, “Cimarron Philturn Field” pays homage to Waite Phillips who donated the land the field is on to the Village of Cimarron back in the 1940s. Phillips also donated approximately 120,000 acres of land to the Boy Scouts of America that is known today as Philmont Scout Ranch. Philturn, a combination of Phillips last name and the Boy Scouts motto of “Do a good turn daily,” was also the name of the first Scout Camp created in 1938 after the Phillips donation.
While the field was available for use in 2019, nearly every game scheduled was either cut short or cancelled due to weather. Let’s hope that 2020 will be a little kinder and the residents of Cimarron will soon hear an umpire yell, :Play Ball.”