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The Process: The Rickwood Experience Part Two

‘The Process’ is the story of the 2013 Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate. In episode four, Tennessee Smokies players are highlighted and asked to describe the experience of playing in the 2013 Rickwood Classic. The Rickwood Classic was played on May 29th at Rickwood Field, the oldest in-use professional stadium in the country […]

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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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This Week In Smokies Baseball: June 6 Edition

The latest Edition of “This Week In Smokies Baseball” is now available.  This edition covers the Smokies’ 5-Game Series in Birmingham against the Barons, which included the Annual Rickwood Classic, as well the current Homestand against the Jackson Generals. THIS WEEK IN SMOKIES BASEBALL AUDIO To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies […]

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Cubs’ legend Fergie Jenkins recalls his early playing career

By: Danny Will  Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins has not forgotten his baseball roots. After a 19-year Major League career that included 284 wins and 3,192 strikeouts, Jenkins still fondly remembers his time in the minors, which included a stint in the Southern League. As a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts […]

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Smokies Fall to Barons 6-2 in Rickwood Classic

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – The Tennessee Smokies (27-24) fell to the Birmingham Barons (33-19) 6-3 Wednesday in front of an announced crowd of 7, 268 at Rickwood Field, the sixth largest in Rickwood Classic history. Smokies starter Yeiper Castillo fell to 0-1 on the season while Barons starter Stephen McCray (5-3) earned the win. Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Game Preview: Rickwood Classic

The Tennessee Smokies will partake in the Rickwood Classic against the Birmingham Barons this afternoon at 1:30 PM ET from historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham.  Considered one of the most sacred baseball grounds in all of the country, Rickwood Field was home to the Barons from 1910-87. WHAT’S AT STAKE: After last night’s 3-2 victory […]

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Knoxville Giants more than baseball players

It’s been 77 years since fans in Knoxville entered the gates at Leslie Street Stadium to cheer on the 1936 Knoxville Giants.  Today, spectators will once again have the chance to watch the Giants, this time at Rickwood Field. The Tennessee Smokies, wearing the uniforms of the ’36 Giants, will pay homage to the Negro […]

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Smokies return to Rickwood Field for 2013 Rickwood Classic

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Smokies will participate in their third Rickwood Classic in Birmingham, Alabama against the Birmingham Barons. The Rickwood Classic has been played every year since 1996 at the historic Rickwood Field. Rickwood Field was the home of the Barons from 1910-1987 and is America’s oldest in-use ballpark, older than Boston’s Fenway Park […]

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