BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- For some, playing professional baseball is only a dream.
For others it is a memory that can be relived at Rickwood Field.
The legendary 1948 Birmingham Black Barons were honored with other former Negro League players at the 18th annual Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field Wednesday.
"The things I remember here seeing that big crowd sitting in the stands, seeing people hollering for me, hitting the ball, ripping and running that outfield," said Earnest Harris who played for the Birmingham Black Barons in 1959.
"It is such a long memories, it might takes weeks, months, years before I could explain all that to you and how wonderful it was to be with these guys," said Roosevelt Jackson, the oldest living member to have played for the Negro League.
Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins was also in attendance today and served as the Rickwood Classic's guest of honor.
"I haven't been back to Birmingham, especially this ballpark since I don't how many years," said Jenkins. It is good coming back and it kind of shakes your memory walking around that you actually played here when you were 19 years old."
The Birmingham Barons defeated the Tennessee Smokies today 6-3.
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