November 12, 1993
Bill Dickey, considered by baseball historians to be one of the best catchers in baseball history, died. Dickey played and later coached for the New York Yankees during that club’s dominance from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. The new baseball park for the Arkansas Travelers, which opened in 2007, is named Dickey-Stephens Park to honor Dickey and his brother and the Stephens brothers—Witt (founder of Stephens, Inc.) and Jack (longtime chief executive officer). Warren Stephens, Jack’s son and chief executive officer of Stephens, Inc., donated land for the park and named the facility for the four brothers who had shared a friendship and a love of baseball.