Barons announce Rickwood Classic special guest

02.3.2010 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Today the Birmingham Barons announced who their special guest would be for the 15th annual Rickwood Classic.

Harmon Killebrew, 573 HR. NJ Baseball/FlickrMinnesota Twins Hall of Fame first baseman Harmon Killebrew will be in attendance at the game, part of plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s oldest ballpark, is currently scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 2 starting at 12:30 p.m. The announcement was posted on the Barons’ website earlier this afternoon.

The Barons, wearing their uniforms from their 1910 season, will host the Tennessee Smokies. The visitors will wear uniforms from the 1914 season when they were known as the Appalachian Smokies.

The game’s considered one of the best minor league games in the country and it was recognized as the best via a poll conducted on milb.com last season. Incidentally, the Barons are also looking for folks to submit their memories of Rickwood Field for use in the 2010 programs, including via their Facebook group.

Photo: Harmon Killebrew, 573 HR. NJ Baseball/Flickr

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