GISD Baseball Stadium Honoring “Bo”

Janeth Huerta, Reporter

Friends and family gathered at Tor field Friday night March 24th To honor Ball High alumnus Roger “Bo” Quiroga by renaming Tor Field for the former Ball High great.

“It means the world to me to have this honor bestowed on me, besides my daughter being born, my grandchildren being born, this is the top of the Pinnacle”

During his high school playing days Quiroga lead the Ball High Baseball team into the state playoffs and starred at UT during his college career. Quiroga then went off to play professional baseball   with the Philadelphia Phillies before returning to Galveston to guide his hometown as mayor

“After my baseball career was over, I could have gone anywhere to live. I chose to come back home and get involved in the community, and it was the best decision of my life”

Quiroga found success in the business world by becoming president and chief executive officer at Galveston’s University National Bank. He also served three-two years as mayor of Galveston from 1998-2004.

“It really just means the world to me” said. Quiroga, whose ballpark dedication took place Friday prior to the start of Ball High’s district matchup with Manvel. “It is such an honor. Having your high school alma mater recognizing you for what you’ve done, there’s nothing better. This ballpark leaves a legacy for my kids and grandkids, which is very special and very gratifying. They can ride by and see our name on it. That’s pretty cool.”