Rickwood Field Chapter meeting recap – 3/6/2021
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, the ballpark hosted the Rickwood Field SABR Chapter’s annual meeting, which was well attended. Attendees were treated to grilled bratwursts and Italian sausages and watched a slide show of about 350 photographs from the Friends of Rickwood’s collection of 2,000 photographs from 1931-1987, which the organization obtained from the Birmingham News.
It was nice to spend an afternoon talking baseball. The event raised $236 in donations for the Friends of Rickwood in the organization’s efforts to restore Rickwood Field, America’s Oldest Ballpark.
As a bonus, Miles College played Stillman College in a doubleheader that afternoon. The Golden Bears swept both games from the Stillman Tigers, 11-10 and 16-2. For most of us it was the first live baseball game we had attended in over a year.
— Jeb Stewart