It’ll be a few weeks before everything’s finished and the next project is underway, but Regions Field and the Birmingham Barons appear ready for their closeup this evening as the eyes of the baseball world shift to Alabama’s Magic City.
Entries Tagged as 'Rickwood Field'
April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Sports
The 100th anniversary of Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL didn’t bring former Major League Baseball greats or a formal visit from the Hall of Fame. It did draw several former Negro League players and hundreds of locals and fanatics who realize the importance of the oldest ballpark in the world to Alabama’s Magic City. It also got us a letter from the Chicago White Sox, read in the accompanying video by Art Clarkson.
February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Sports
Birmingham, AL will get a visit from Harmon “Killer” Killebrew as the Barons prepare to help celebrate 100 years of baseball at the nation’s oldest ballpark this summer.
May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Sports
The 2009 Rickwood Classic takes place tomorrow afternoon at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field. A narrative and a peek at this year’s poster are linked to, so what are you waiting for?
April 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · On the agenda, Sports
The latest attempt to restore America’s oldest ballpark, Rickwood Field, gains support from Birmingham, Alabama’s City Council today, but not funding – delaying it in advance of its 100th anniversary next year.
February 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · A look back
1956: The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City A’s cancelled an exhibition at Rickwood Field due to segregation ordinances. 2006: Kwanza the lion went on display at the Birmingham Zoo. Courtesy:
February 5th, 2008 · Comments Off · Sports
Glynn West, a former general manager of the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham A’s, died on Monday at age 77. West is responsible for, among other things, opening all seats at Rickwood Field to all fans, regardless of race, during the civil rights era. He is also responsible for America’s oldest ballpark having 1,000 wooden seats [...]