SF CHRONICLE REPORT: Rickwood Field to host 2024 Field of Dreams Game

Rickwood Field
Birmingham’s Rickwood Field from the journalist’s lookout. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

The 2024 Field of Dreams Game between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals will be playing at Historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham,  according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rickwood Field, America’s oldest professional ballpark, was opened in 1910. 

The field was home to the Birmingham Barons and  Birmingham Black Barons. Baseball’s greatest living player, Willie Mays—who recently celebrated his 92 birthday—played for the Black Barons between 1948-50. He went on to play most of his career with the New York Giants, which became the San Francisco Giants.

Willie Mays painting at the Birmingham Negro Southern League Museum (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

It is likely the players will play the game in throwback uniforms.

The last two Field of Dreams games were played in Dyersville, Iowa, on the same site the movie was filmed. 

Sports Illustrated and the Bleacher Report reported on the story from the Chronicle.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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