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Galveston ISD renames Tor Baseball Field Roger ‘Bo’ Quiroga Stadium in honor of the student-athlete and former mayor of Ball High School

byJoe Gleeson

Monday, March 27, 2023, 9:07 PM

The former mayor of Galveston got his name from his HS baseball stadium

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Surrounded by family and friends, Galveston ISD renamed Tor Baseball Field after former Ball High School star athlete and community leader Roger “Bo” Quiroga.

“It means the world to me to have this honor,” Quiroga said. “Besides the birth of my daughter, and the birth of my grandchildren, this is the tip of the top.”

Quiroga was instrumental in Tor’s deepest playoff run in high school baseball in 1971.

High school pitching within a single state game. Soon after the season ended, he was a first-round pick for the Washington Senators.

After his playing days were over, Quiroga returned to Galveston and poured himself into the community. He coached youth baseball and eventually served three terms as mayor.

“After my baseball career was over, I could go anywhere to live. I chose to go home and get involved in the community, and that was the best decision of my life,” he said.

What makes this dedication so special is that Quiroga was able to see it firsthand. He has been fighting stage four cancer for three years.

“I think that’s the biggest thing that comes out of this. I had stage four cancer. No one knows when my next day will be, so to see it with my own eyes and not be in heaven looking down is mean,” Quiroga said.

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