Historic Markers Across Alabama

Rickwood Field

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: at the intersection of 12th Street West and 2nd Avenue West, Birmingham, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.18    W 086° 51.414
  33.503    -86.8569
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Opening Day: August 18, 1910

Built by Birmingham industrialist A.H."Rick” Woodward, Rickwood Field served as home to the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons for most of the 20th century. Recognized as"America's Oldest Baseball Park,” Rickwood Field is now home to Birmingham's high school teams as well as men's amateur teams and numerous tournaments. Springtime in Birmingham features the Birmingham Barons' vintage"Rickwood Classic” game each year between the Barons and a Southern League opponent. The Friends of Rickwood organization has responsibility for the preservation, restoration and revitalization of this living museum of Southern baseball. From Willie Mays to Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth to Dizzy Dean to Walt Dropo and Reggie Jackson, Rickwood Field has experienced baseball at its finest for more than one hundred years.

Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Birmingham
August 2010

End of Rickwood Field