The oldest ballpark in America, Rickwood Field in Birmingham has connected generations of ballplayers and fans as surely as a 6-4-3 double play for the past century. The Rickwood Classic baseball game to showcase the facility is slated May 30. Let Jim Caple tell you the whole story.

Rickwood Field a Nod to an Earlier Era

Tennessee Smokies pitcher Ross Ohlendorf tries to pick off a Barons baserunner Corey Smith during the 2006 Rickwood Classic, but Jesus Cota's tag was late. Both teams wore throwback uniforms; even the umpires get into the act for the commemorative tilt.