Just got back from the Rickwood Classic

jaymix79

Bench Warmer
Took the day off work to hang out with pops and his friend. We got the chance to go to the Rickwood Classic. The Barons play there once a year. It is the oldest ballpark in America. Fun time the Barons beat the Jax Suns 3-2. Here is some pics enjoy any questions please ask.
Thanks
Jason





















Donny Lucy


Pic of Gio. I forgot to turn the camera to sport:eek:


Took a pic of this for Kenny! I think the bid got up to around $100 or so. If it was an authentic jersey I would have probally put a bid on it.

Thanks for looking
Jason
 

Zo

Bench Warmer
Cool pics. So what is the deal with this field? How old is it and who used to play in it?:confused:
 

cmixer

Bench Warmer
Willie Mays used to play there - Birmingham Black Barons -

is "Lucy" - Donnie Lucy the catcher?
i like hims.
 

seahawks4ever

Bench Warmer
wow, that is really awesome!

Our semi-pro team got a chance to play at Kezar stadium last year (home to the niners back in the day) and walking down the tunnel all I could think about was how many greats walked down this tunnel over the years? Really cool when ya think about it.:)
 

jaymix79

Bench Warmer
The field opened in 1910. It used to be the field the Birmingham Barons played on and also the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro Leage team) used it has there home field. Players like Ty Cobb, Christy Matthewson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner have played at Rickwood Field.
 

Zo

Bench Warmer
The field opened in 1910. It used to be the field the Birmingham Barons played on and also the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro Leage team) used it has there home field. Players like Ty Cobb, Christy Matthewson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner have played at Rickwood Field.
DAMN! That's awesome!
 

sliqwill

Veteran
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i hope to start taking in minor league games again next summer once ive got some friends in that area to go to games with and all...i went lots back in the day and they were always a blast, way better than any MLB game i ever went to
 

jaymix79

Bench Warmer
i hope to start taking in minor league games again next summer once ive got some friends in that area to go to games with and all...i went lots back in the day and they were always a blast, way better than any MLB game i ever went to
You are correct about that. I went to a Red's game on Sat and it was ok but I would rather be at a Minor League game any day. I love the feeling and players are easier to get to and get auto's. I love it!
 

f8n4tune

Bench Warmer
DAYUUUUUM Sweet bro !

Nice pics and nothing beats a minor league game , even though I love my Angels.
 

northcutt_fan

Week old post bumping extraordinaire
I *heart* minor league baseball. Great Gio pick, step-bro. Ripped the Phillies off of him and Gavin. Stupid Gillick :(
 
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