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Darryl Strawberry to Headline 2015 Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood are happy to welcome baseball fans back to historic Rickwood Field for the 20th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance in 2015. Set for Wednesday, May 27th, the classic celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first throwback game, played in 1996, and turns back the clock to the 1948 season. Continue reading

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Sunday’s ‘Beer for Baseball’ Event to Benefit Historic Rickwood Field

Rickwood Field LogoAvondale Brewing Company in Birmingham (AL) his hosting a “Beer for Baseball” event Sunday, September 7, to benefit 104-year-old Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in America.  Admission is $10.  Learn more hereVisit Friends of Rickwood Field here.  Coincidentally, we visited Rickwood Field and Avondale Brewing just a week ago.  View our photos hereView our panoramic video inside Rickwood here.  Thanks to Rickwood caretakers David Brewer and Alvin Harris for taking the time to show us around!

Rickwood Avondale Fundraiser

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)

Digital Ballparks LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit historic Rickwood Field, former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern Association/ League), Birmingham Black Barons (Negro Leagues), and current home of the annual Rickwood ClassicRead more and view huge photo gallery hereVisit the Friends of Rickwood website here.

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Outfield Entertainment Center Unveiled Tonight, Rickwood Classic Tomorrow

Birmingham Barons LogoThe Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) will unveil their new Outfield Entertainment Area at Regions Field Tuesday night.  Read more here.  The team will then take a break from the confines of their fancy new ballpark to play in the 18th annual Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field on Wednesday afternoon.  Read more here.

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Barons to Honor 1948 Black Barons at 18th Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood announced details Thursday for the 18th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance. Set for Wednesday, May 29, the classic will celebrate the legendary 1948 Birmingham Black Barons. The 12:30 p.m. contest will showcase the Birmingham Barons against the Tennessee Smokies Continue reading

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Rickwood Classic Today at 12:30

The Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) take on the Chattanooga Lookouts today in the 17th Annual Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field — America’s oldest baseball park.  The 12:30 p.m. contest will celebrate Wartime Baseball.  The Barons will don uniforms from the early 1940s when they were affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds.  The Lookouts will also wear period uniforms.  Read more here.

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America’s Oldest Ballpark: Bisbee or Birmingham?

There is a Hatfields and McCoys-style battle a brewin’ (okay, that’s a little overstated) between the Friends of Warren Ballpark in Bisbee (AZ) and the Friends of Rickwood Field in Birmingham (AL) over which city has the nation’s oldest ballpark.  Depending on the criteria used, both could probably lay claim to the title.  We’re just happy that these historic facilities have Continue reading

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