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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rickwood Field

Opening Day: August 18, 1910

 
 
Rickwood Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
1. Rickwood Field Marker
Inscription. Built by Birmingham industrialist A. H. “Rick” Woodward, Rickwood Field served as home to the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons for most of the 20th century. Recognized as “America’s Oldest Baseball Park,” Rickwood Field is now home to Birmingham’s high school teams as well as men’s amateur teams and numerous tournaments. Springtime in Birmingham features the Birmingham Barons’ vintage “Rickwood Classic” game each year between the Barons and a Southern League opponent. The Friends of Rickwood organization has responsibility for the preservation, restoration and revitalization of this living museum of Southern baseball. From Willie Mays to Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth to Dizzy Dean to Walt Dropo and Reggie Jackson, Rickwood Field has experienced baseball at its finest for more than one hundred years.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 30.148′ N, 86° 51.409′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street Southwest and 1st Court West, on the right when traveling north on 12th Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rickwood Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
2. Rickwood Field Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rickwood Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham - Southern College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Walker Memorial Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wilson's Raiders (approx. 1.1 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Disabled American Veterans (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tuxedo Junction (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Rickwood Field website. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Ticket Entrance to Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 24, 2009
3. Ticket Entrance to Rickwood Field
Outfield View of Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 24, 2009
4. Outfield View of Rickwood Field
Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 24, 2009
5. Rickwood Field
The View From The Pitcher's Mound at Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
6. The View From The Pitcher's Mound at Rickwood Field
Home of Barons Baseball Sign At Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
7. Home of Barons Baseball Sign At Rickwood Field
How Many Famous Baseball Players That Have Walked Through This Tunnel at Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
8. How Many Famous Baseball Players That Have Walked Through This Tunnel at Rickwood Field
Photo of The Black Barons on Display at Rickwood Field image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 24, 2009
9. Photo of The Black Barons on Display at Rickwood Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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