American Baseball Foundation Lead Off Dinner: January 21, 2016

•September 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The American Baseball Foundation has announced that New York Yankee star, Andy Pettitte, will be the featured speaker at it’s 15th annual Lead Off Dinner, Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Please contact David Osinski for tickets and additional information:

205.55.4235 or

Please see attached banquet flyer.

abf dinner 2016

Yogi Berra: Hall of Famer and Rickwood Veteran Passes-Away

•September 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and the baseball community are saddened deeply by the passing of Hall of Famer and Rickwood veteran, Yogi Berra.

Please see links below:


Ballpark to Observe Labor Day Holiday

•August 31, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, Saturday, September 5th – Monday, September 7th, and will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th.  The park will be open Friday, the 4th, until 4:30 p.m. (central)

Thank you.

Friday, August 28: Ballpark to Close at 3:30

•August 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, August 28.

Thank you.

From Happy 105th to Rickwood Field

•August 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Our friends at posted some nice birthday wishes for Rickwood’s 105th anniversary this week.  We are most appreciative of their continued support.

Please see link below:

Alex and Ted Radcliffe: A Thought Provoking Article by Larry Lester

•August 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Our friend Larry Lester is arguably the leading scholar on Negro Leagues Baseball.  Please see link below to his recent piece on Mobile, AL brothers (and Rickwood veterans) Alex and Ted Radcliffe:

Bill Plott: Winner of Prestegious “Robert Peterson Recognition Award”

•August 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood offer sincere congratulations to our friend Bill Plott.

Please see message below, courtesy of Clarence Watkins, Rickwood Board of Directors:

“I am proud to announce that our friend and colleague, Bill Plott, has been awarded the “Robert Peterson Recognition Award” by the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference for his book, The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951.

Book Award


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