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Rickwood Classic set for June 25

One of the best events in all of Minor League Baseball is now on the schedule, as the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) and Friends of Rickwood have scheduled the annual Rickwood Classic for June 25. The Rickwood Classic is the Barons’ annual return to historic Rickwood Field for a single game. This year’s […]

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Touring Rickwood Field

Yeah, we know we’re a few weeks out of the Rickwood Classic, but you can still see what makes Birmingham’s Rickwood Field so awesome in videos from Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) broadcaster Mick Gillispie. We’ve attended the Rickwood Classic in the past and had a ball, so we’d highly recommend the event for […]

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Rickwood Classic set for tomorrow

This is one of the essential events of the baseball season: the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) are hosting the annual Rickwood Classic tomorrow at historic Rickwood Field. We’ve attended the Rickwood Classic in the past and had a ball, so we’d highly recommend the event for anyone who loves baseball in general and […]

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Engel Stadium now 82 years old

A milestone of sorts last week in Chattanooga, where Engel Stadium, the former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), marked its 82nd birthday amid efforts for renovation. One of the great old ballparks of baseball, Engel Stadium was opened by the entrepreneurial Joe Engel in 1930, beginning with a series of exhibition […]

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Birmingham reviewing alternate ballpark sites

Though Mayor William Bell says a proposed downtown Birmingham ballpark site is still in Railroad Park, city officials will begin reviewing other potential ballpark sites, including some city-owned parcels that could bring down the cost of the project. One such parcel is land near the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Indeed, city officials have already asked […]

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Birmingham: We want Hoover to keep SEC tourney

Birmingham (Al.) officials say they will support nearby Hoover’s bid to keep the Southeastern Conference baseball tourney in Regions Park, avoiding an intraregional spat for the rights to the well-attended event. Things are already tense between Birmingham and Hoover officials over Birmingham’s plans to build a new downtown ballpark and the subsequent agreement by the […]

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