The oldest ballpark in America, Rickwood Field in Birmingham has connected generations of ballplayers and fans as surely as a 6-4-3 double play for the past century. The Rickwood Classic baseball game to showcase the facility is slated May 30. Let Jim Caple tell you the whole story.

Rickwood Field a Nod to an Earlier Era

The Birmingham Barons celebrate their 3-2 victory over the Tennessee Smokies at the 2006 Rickwood Classic. In the background is a reproduction of a manual scoreboard in left center field. There is a space to the left for fans to monitor other Southern League games.