Historic Alabama: Still playing ball at Rickwood

Baseball is still being played in the nation's oldest professional baseball park


In this photo, a Dixie Series baseball game is being played at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field on Oct. 2, 1929. Built in 1910, Rickwood is the oldest professional baseball park in the United States. And it’s about to get a makeover. The Birmingham City Council has allocated more than $2.5 million for improvements to the field, partially in anticipation of a Major League Baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants planned for July 2024. Photo from Birmingham Public Library Archives.

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This photo appears in the August 2023 issue of Business Alabama.

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