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Rickwood Classic Returns Today

The Rickwood Classic takes place on Wednesday, May 30, at Rickwood Field — America’s oldest baseball park, as the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) play host to the Chattanooga Lookouts starting at 12:30 p.m.  The Barons will don uniforms from “Fabulous Fifties” when the club was affiliated with the New York Yankees from 1953 – 1956.  The Lookouts will also wear period unis.  View 2018 Rickwood Classic Fan Guide here.

 

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Chicken & Waffles, Irish Nachos Highlight Barons New Food Lineup

The Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Parkview Catering have introduced new concessions food & beverage items for the 2018 season including Chicken & Waffles and Irish Nachos.  Read more here.  Speaking of food, the Barons have also unveiled a specialty jersey for Aug. 25.

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Rickwood Classic Returns

The Rickwood Classic is back at historic Rickwood Field for the 2018 game to be held on Wednesday, May 30.  The Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and the Friends of Rickwood have announced that the 22nd annual game is back at the venue after being cancelled last year due to structural repair issues to the 108-year old ballpark.  Read more here.

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Rickwood Field Expected to Reopen in Time for 2018 Rickwood Classic

Emergency structural repairs to historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham (AL) are expected to start soon and be completed in time for the annual Rickwood Classic in May.  The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved awarding a $1 million contract to JJ Morley Enterprises Inc. to complete structural work under the grand stand of the field.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the heads up.

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Hoover Met to Host MLB Prospects Scouting Event

Baseball is still alive at the MiLB-departed Hoover Met.  The top 150 Major League Baseball prospects for the East Coast will be coming to Hoover (AL) this summer, as East Coast Pro, a non-profit run by MLB scouts, will stage its annual scouting event at the Hoover Met Complex Aug. 1 through 4, 2018.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the heads up.

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Barons Unveil ‘Magic City’ Alternative Unis and Merchandise

The Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) will debut a new “Magic City” alternate jersey and cap during the upcoming 2018 season.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to John DeLeonard for the heads up.

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Barons to Host 2018 Southern League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons are excited to announce that Regions Field will host the 2018 Southern League All-Star Game. The Barons, in partnership with Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Wetumpka and the Southern League, will put on multiple events to welcome the best and brightest stars of the Southern League to the Magic City. Continue reading

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