Tag Archives: Willie Mays

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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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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