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
This shot of Babe Ruth, who met with young fans during a visit to Birmingham in the 1930s, rests in what was the Barons clubhouse when they called Rickwood Field home from 1910 to 1987. More images on display capture others historical aspects of the park and players who took the field, including Dizzie Dean, Willie Mays and Reggie Jackson.