Hidden History: Rickwood Field, America’s Oldest Ballpark, built on Birmingham memories

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In the early days of Birmingham’s steel industry, industrial titan Rick Woodward built a state of the art ballpark in the shadows of the Birmingham steel mills.

Over a century later, Rickwood Field still stands, America’s Oldest Ballpark.

The Birmingham Barons saw many future major league stars pass through their gates on the way to the show here, and it was the home of the Birmingham Black Barons, the juggernaut of Negro League baseball in the south.

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