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

After the Rickwood Classic, fans are allowed onto the field to take pictures of the signs and run the bases. One of the popular billboards is the Burma-Shave ad down the right field line. The seats are no longer original, having been removed years ago by the city of Birmingham.