The oldest ballpark in America, Rickwood Field in Birmingham has connected generations of ballplayers and fans as surely as a 6-4-3 double play for the past century. The Rickwood Classic baseball game to showcase the facility is slated May 30. Let Jim Caple tell you the whole story.

Rickwood Field a Nod to an Earlier Era

The Friends of Rickwood rebuilt this scoreboard from photographs. The only lights call balls and strikes. Kids generally operate the scoreboard, which is a lot of work. But they are compensated for their efforts with a great view.