Silver Glovez Baseball Camp: 2014

•July 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Friends are pleased to host the 2014 Silver Glovez Baseball Camp. 

Please see photos and link below for Silver Glovez.

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19th Annual Rickwood Classic: Third Largest Crowd

•June 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The June 25 Rickwood Classic brought nearly 8,700 fans to the old ballpark, and generated some terrific on-line media coverage.

Please see sample links below:


June 25: 19th Annual Rickwood Classic

•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Tickets are available for the June 25 Rickwood Classic.  General admission seats are $10 each, and may be purchased through the Barons’ ticket office:

205.988.3200 or on-line at

This year’s event will celebrate “The Roaring Twenties” at Rickwood.

Game time 12:30

Gates open at 11:00

Barons versus Mississippi Braves

Dwight Gooden special guest

Sponsorships are also still available.  For more information, please contact:

To view the Classic poster, please click file below:

poster – catcher 2014



Rickwood Batting Building: Update

•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The new – old Rickwood batting building is taking shape.

Please click image below to view June 5 progress.

The Friends of Rickwood are extremely grateful to our partners:  Alagasco, Stewart-Perry Construction, Davis Architects, Ready Mix USA, and Oneal Steel.

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Ballpark Will Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

•May 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will close Friday, May 23, at 4:30 p.m., and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27.

The On Deck Circle: A Great Read

•May 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Bill Miller’s blog, The On Deck Circle, has a great article regarding the small handful of surviving Negro League ballparks.   We here at Rickwood Field are proud to be among that elite group, and are most appreciative of Bill and his great work.

Please see link below to Bill’s blog:

Last of the Old Negro League Ballparks | The On Deck Circle

Former Negro Leaguer, Samuel “Birmingham Sam” Brison, Passes-Away

•May 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and the baseball community are sadden deeply by the recent passing of “Birmingham Sam” Brison.

Mr. Brison was a very interesting character, and was for years a fixture at Rickwood Field.  It is our pleasure to have called him a friend.

Please see link below for on-line obituary:



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