ATLANTA SABR BANQUET: JOHN SMOLTZ ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST

•October 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

From our friends at SABR:

John Smoltz to speak at Magnolia/Georgia Chapter fall banquet

The Magnolia/Georgia Chapter’s annual fall banquet will be held Saturday, November 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta-Northlake (4156 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 3008) in the Cabernet Savignon room.

Our special guest speaker will be former Braves great and current MLB Network announcer John Smoltz. Other surprise guests are expected to attend, and door prizes will be given away.

All baseball fans are welcome to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes meal, tax, and gratuity. Please mail the downloadable registration form found here and a check made out to Millard Fisher (list “SABR banquet” in the note) and send to 2079 Deer Ridge Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. Your payment MUST be received by November 5, 2014.

For more details, click here. For questions, e-mail John Hill or call Millard Fisher at (770) 939-6265.

Rickwood Featured in New York Times Article

•September 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Rickwood Field is featured prominently in a New York Times piece today, Sunday, September 14.

Please see link below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/sports/baseball/birmingham-barons-play-regions-field.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Al.com’s Throwback Thursday: Rickwood Field

•September 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Please see link below for a look-back at Rickwood history:

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/09/rickwood_field_through_the_yea.html

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: BALLPARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY

•September 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed on Tuesday, September 16, and will re-open on Wednesday morning.

Miss Alabama and Rickwood Field

•September 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Caitlin Brunell, Miss Alabama, recently spent a few hours at the ballpark.  The Friends are most appreciative, and also thank al.com for setting-up the photo shoot and visit.

Please see gallery link below:

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/09/miss_alabama_style.html#incart_river

 

CNN Piece on Reverend William Greason: Former Black Baron and Montford Point Marine

•September 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Reverend William Greason has an amazing story.   He is one of three surviving members of the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, along with Willie Mays and Jim Zapp, and also a WWII combat veteran of Iwo Jima.

CNN visited recently Birmingham and Rickwood Field as part of their piece on Reverend Greason’s life.

Please see link below:

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/31/nr-valencia-greason-former-baseball-player.cnn.html

 

 

Beer For Baseball: A Classic Benefit for Rickwood Field

•August 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood are pleased to partner with Accelerated Risk Management, LLC and Weld for Birmingham in the September 7 “Beer for Baseball” event, to be held at Avondale Brewery.

This family-friendly event will also feature music and children’s activities, and is designed to raise funds and awareness for Rickwood Field.

Event hours are 3:00-9:00 p.m., with a $10 admission charge.

Please see file below for more details:

RICKWOOD FIELD FUNDRAISER AT AVONDALE BREWERY

Please see event poster below:

Rickwood Avondale FINAL poster with Sponsors

 
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