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The 2013 Rickwood Classic Experience

By: Matthew Shalbrack On May 29, 2013, I stepped back into a different era in baseball history for the 18th annual Rickwood Classic between the Tennessee Smokies and Birmingham Barons. Played at historic Rickwood Field, the oldest professional baseball park in the United States, was the home park for both the Birmingham Black Barons, who […]

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Remembering Jackie Robinson

It was on April 15, 1947 that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first minority to play in Major League Baseball.  Robinson took Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and today, Major League Baseball recognizes April 15 as Jackie Robinson day.  Players across the Major Leagues will donne Robinson’s number 42 on […]

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