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Monday, June 03, 2013

Birmingham is blessed with our country's oldest ballpark: the 1910 Rickwood Field, and it was home to the Birmingham Barons and the Black Barons of the Negro Leagues.  Our minor league team has been gone from here for a long time but Miles College still uses it as do some high school teams.  Since 1996, they've hosted a 'throwback' game in which our current team leaves their more modern facility and plays a regular game here at Rickwood, which is super-fun and I've been to most of them.  They honor a certain team or decade every year (one year the souvenir tees were tie-dye).
Rickwood Field, Birmingham AL

Rickwood Field, Birmingham AL

Rickwood Field, Birmingham AL

The newest ballpark is Regions Field, downtown Birmingham.  I think Av took some of these pics when he was on a Leadership Birmingham visit and another at a different visit:
Regions Field, Birmingham AL

Regions Field, Birmingham AL

Regions Field, Birmingham AL

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