Take, take me out to the Major League ballgame at America’s Oldest Ballpark!

Rickwood Field, the oldest professional ballpark in the United States and former home of the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues, hosted a special Regular Season contest between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues called Rickwood Field home from 1924 through 1960. As a teenager, Willie Mays began his professional career with the Black Barons in 1948. He played with them before beginning his legendary MLB career as a member of the New York Giants in 1951. Rickwood Field was the site of the final Negro League World Series game in October 1948, which saw Mays’ Black Barons falling to the Homestead Grays in five games.

From the New York Times: “Rickwood Field game was baseball perfection…”

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