•December 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The 2014 Southern Association Conference planning committee is pleased to announce that the Magnolia SABR chapter, Atlanta, will host the event, on Saturday, March 1.
Please see file below, containing the Call for Presentations for the 11th annual Southern Association Conference.
The Friends organization is extremely pleased to have the Magnolia SABR chapter assisting with organizing and hosting the upcoming Conference, and we are most appreciative of their support.
The March 1 Conference will focus primarily on Atlanta’s rich Southern Association history, but presentation topics concerning other aspects of Atlanta baseball history, as well as baseball in the South, will also be considered.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for consideration, please note that proposals must be received by the committee no later than January 8. Proposals may be emailed to me at this address:
Additional information regarding Conference details and logistics, including host location, lodging, and a Friday evening (February 28) get-together, will be forthcoming.
2014 southern association conference call for presentations 12.4.13
•December 3, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Please see link below to lanetoday.com, an on-line local news source for the Eugene, OR area. The piece deals with the history and future of Civic Stadium, a 1938 wood-frame grandstand. F.O.R. has followed their efforts for several years, including numerous conversations with various groups and individuals involved in the project. Civic Stadium’s future remains uncertain.
The article cites Rickwood as an example of successful ballpark revitalization, including several contemporary photos.
Please see link below to the Save Civic Stadium website:
•November 26, 2013 • 1 Comment
The ballpark will be closed today, beginning at 11:15, due to inclement weather and field conditions, and will re-open for half-a-day tomorrow.
The park will be closed on Thursday — Thanksgiving Day — but will be open on Friday, 8:00 – 4:30.
•November 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The ballpark will close at noon (12:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28.
The park will be open on Friday, November 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
•November 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The Friends are saddened deeply to learn of the passing of Mr. John Robert “Bob” Scranton, age 90. Bob began his career with the Barons in the 1940′s, and continued in various roles, including becoming part of the ownership group responsible for bringing the Barons back to Rickwood in the 1980′s. After his tenure with the Barons ended, he remained a dedicated friend of the ballpark, including his involvement with the Friends organization.
Bob will be missed greatly by all of us.
Please see link below to al.com article regarding Bob’s life and career.
•November 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Boston photographer, Bill Chapman, shares the image below, taken of the Iwo Jima re-enactment at the 2012 Rickwood Classic.
The Friends organization appreciates greatly all that Bill has done to assist with the preservation and revitalization of the ballpark. A scholar and a gentleman, he is a true Friend of Rickwood.
Click image to enlarge.
•October 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The Hoole Special Collections at the University of Alabama has digitized the Woodward Collection, making it available for on-line review and research.
The Woodward Collection includes material concerning the Woodward Iron Company, as well as Rickwood Field.
Please see link below: