America’s oldest ballpark still making memories

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May 31, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Annual Rickwood Classic was held May 27, 2015, at the historical Rickwood Stadium in Birmingham, Ala. The ballpark, built in 1910, hosts the Birmingham Barons once a year for a throwback game that reminds fans what it was like to watch a baseball game before large video replays and other modern comforts found in modern stadiums. Brant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Time for a little history lesson.

Just a few miles west of downtown Birmingham, tucked into a neighborhood of modest homes the way ballparks used to be, sits a stately green time capsule known as Rickwood Field.

In a couple of months, this place will officially mark its 109th birthday. Stadium officials went ahead with the most perfect of celebrations on the last Wednesday of May.

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