Ben Zobrist: Rickwood Guest

•December 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Ben Zobrist, 2016 World Series MVP, enjoyed an autumn afternoon at Rickwood Field, October, 17, 2013.

Image below captures the current Chicago Cub standing near Rickwood’s original outfield wall.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article: Stars Field

•November 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Rickwood Field received a nice mention in a November 14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article concerning Stars Field, the former home park of the St. Louis Stars.

Please see link below:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/historic-photo-revives-interest-in-negro-league-s-st-louis/article_325fb6ac-65a5-53a1-b550-a1fce33de50c.html

 

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

•November 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed for the thanksgiving holiday beginning on Wednesday, November 23, and will re-open on Monday, the 28th.

Thank you.

Ballpark Will Be Closed on Veteran’s Day

•November 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, and will re-open on Monday, the 14th.

Thank you.

Magic Moments Event a Big Success

•October 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Young Elijah and his family enjoyed their afternoon at America’s oldest Baseball Park, and are looking forward to their trip to Disney World.

Please see link below:

 

http://www.wbrc.com/story/33453594/young-boy-brain-cancer-survivor-has-disney-wish-granted

 

Friends of Rickwood to Partner with Magic Moments

•October 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and Magic Moments need your help!

On Saturday, October 22, the Friends will partner with Magic Moments to reveal to Elijah that his wish has been granted!  Event coordinator, Rebecca Hamaker Whitcomb, asks that everyone come out to Rickwood and cheer-on Elijah, as he circles the bases.   After he completes his home run trot, he will be led to the pitcher’s mound where fans will reveal to him a wonderful vacation surprise.  It will be an epic memory maker for this terrific kid!

All you need to do is bring yourself and friends.  Rebecca is taking care of everything else.

Feel free to share this event with all of your friends.

For additional information, you may contact Rebecca at rhwhitco@gmail.com

To learn more about Magic Moments, visit magicmoments.org

 

 

 

Jim Zapp, Former BBB Passes-Away

•October 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and the baseball community are saddened deeply by the September 30 passing of Jim Zapp, 92, former Birmingham Black Baron.

Please see link below:

http://www.baseballhappenings.net/2016/10/jim-zapp-negro-league-teammate-of.html