Birmingham Black Barons & Negro Southern League mark 100th birthday

The Birmingham Black Barons in the 1940s. Photo via John W. Mosley, property of Temple University Library Digital Collection

Due to COVID-19, almost all sporting events have been canceled. However, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating sports. 2020 marks the 100th birthday of both the Birmingham Black Barons and the Negro Southern League of baseball—here are some fun facts!

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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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