Bill Chapman Photo Exhibition: The Color of Baseball

•August 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Friends are pleased to congratulate our pal Bill Chapman on the opening of his Rickwood photo exhibition, The Color of Baseball.

Bill has photographed the ballpark for the past 12 years, and has become a key member of the Friends group.  The exhibit is being hosted by The Griffin Museum’s Atelier of Photography, Stoneham, MA, and runs through October 20.

Please see gallery link below:



Birmingham and Rickwood Receive Some Nice Press

•July 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The August / September edition of National Geographic Traveler contains a nice piece on Birmingham, including a photo of Miles College baseball players at Rickwood Field.

Please see link below to the August / September edition:


Cooperstown Class of 2014: Rickwood Veterans

•July 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The 2014 class of inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame included two Rickwood veterans, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre.

LaRussa was a member of both the 1965 and 1967 Birmingham squads, while Joe Torre was the first-year manager for the Atlanta Braves in 1982 when they faced the Southern League All-stars at Rickwood Field.

This year’s class brings the number of Rickwood veterans in the Hall of Fame to 109 members.

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:

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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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