Why you need to go to the 23rd annual Rickwood Classic on May 29! 6 fun facts about Birmingham Barons’ throwback game.

The 23rd annual Rickwood Classic takes place on May 29, 2019
I wonder what happened next. Photo from Facebook

This year’s 23rd annual Rickwood Classic harkens back to the first-ever game the Birmingham Coal Barons played at Rickwood Field. The time was August 18th, 1910, and baseball mania was so high in Birmingham that much of the city closed its doors for business early that day. Over 10,000 fans came to watch the Coal Barons beat the Montgomery Climbers 3-2.

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Desperate parents’ guide to non-college football sports in Birmingham including The Barons

Birmingham Legion's Matt VannOekel playing one of the non-college football sports in Birmingham
Birmingham Legion Football Club’s Matt VannOekel. Photo from Facebook

Do you (or your kids) love baseball, soccer, football and other sports? We do! That’s why we put together this guide to all the non-college football sports you could hope to watch in Birmingham.

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The sun came out just in time for the Birmingham Barons 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic  (photo gallery)

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Right to left – Photo of Philadelphia Stars and Stockholm Valve & Fittings baseball teams, Henry Elmore sitting with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Senator Doug Jones at the Rickwood Classic. Photo by Adele Stockham Culp.

Yesterday, tropical depression Alberto moved out of Birmingham just in time to give baseball lovers a chance to enjoy the 2018 edition of the Birmingham Barons 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic.

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The Rickwood Classic is May 30! And 7 other facts about the Birmingham Barons annual throwback game at Rickwood Field.

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Rickwood Classic 2013. Photo by @cdmcfadden via Instagram

Take me out to the ballgame, as the old song goes. The Birmingham Barons return to their historic home, Rickwood Field, on May 30 for the 22nd annual Rickwood Classic. Featuring the Barons versus the Chattanooga Lookouts, the gates open at 11 a.m. and the first pitch is at 12:30 p.m. You can get tickets here.

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