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10 historic ballparks where you can still catch a game

By: Josh Lew on April 5, 2014, 10:03 a.m.
Rickwood Field

Photo: Curtis Palmer/Flickr

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Rickwood Field

Birmingham's Rickwood Field was originally built in 1910 for the Birmingham Barons, a baseball team that was first established in the 1880s.  A private nonprofit organization is in charge of renovation and up-keep of this century-old Alabama ballpark.  No team currently calls Rickwood home, although it does play host to one of Alabama's most anticipated baseball games of the year: The Birmingham Barons, Rickwood's original team, play a once-a-year "throwback" game called the Rickwood Classic.  The Barons and their opponents dress in period uniforms, but the game is a regular season match-up that counts in the official Minor League AA standings.  Enthusiasts and baseball history buffs from all over the country travel to see this game. Amateur and semi-pro teams also use the facility regularly, and tourists can take a tour of the grandstands and the field when no games are taking place.