Birmingham: Rickwood Field
Alabama boasts many claims to fame and one is Rickwood Field, the nation’s oldest professional baseball park. Built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by team owner Rick Woodward, it served as the home park for the Barons and the Birmingham Barons of the Negro League. Today, Rickwood Field provides fans a lesson in baseball history. Scenes from several movies have been filmed at the historic field, including “42” about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson. Friends of Rickwood have refurbished the grandstands, press box, locker rooms, roof and main entrance.
Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith