Autumn Comes to Rickwood

With the arrival of Autumn, and an anticipation of cooler temperatures and some greatly-needed rainfall, another successful event season at Rickwood Field begins to wind-down.

That said, we have enjoyed recently several successful events at the park. On Wednesday, September 26, we were honored to host a gathering of Minor League Baseball executives, who were attending their annual MiLB Promotional Seminar, hosted this year by the City of Birmingham. This is of course an invaluable opportunity for the Friends of Rickwood to cultivate further our relationship with professional baseball. For a recap of the promotional seminar, including some great Rickwood Field information and images visit:

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070927&content_id=305457&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp

And reflecting our on-going role as good neighbors and community members, Rickwood Field is also pleased to have served as host site for the annual “We Love West End” day, sponsored this year by the City of Birmingham and the West End Merchants Association. In addition to family activities and great entertainment, the Merchants Association sponsored the first annual Rickwood Custom, Street Rod, and Classic Car Show. A fun day was indeed enjoyed by all.  Check out these images from the event:

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And lastly, I would like to thank Rickwood friend and supporter, Nick Frankart, for bringing to my attention this recent article concerning former Birmingham Black Baron William Greason. When I count the many “cool things” about being involved with the revitalization of America’s oldest baseball park, having the opportunity to rub-elbows with the former Nergo League ball players has to be at the top of the list. Reverend Greason is a fine gentleman and class act, indeed. To view the article:

http://newsok.com/article/3137289/1191120851

Thank you again for visiting the new Rickwood site, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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~ by rickwood on October 8, 2007.

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