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

Dwayne Pollok of the Barons gives a lucky fan a modern souvenir from the vantage of the bygone era that is Rickwood Field. During the 2006 Rickwood Classic, the Barons wore replicas of uniforms from 1956, when the club was an affiliate of the NY Yankees.