St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants: Historic Game At Rickwood Field Coming In June

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Published on June 01, 2024, 10:11 am
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On June 20, 2024, the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals will head to Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala. for a historic MLB Game. Known as the oldest professional ballpark in the United States, Rickwood Field was once home to the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues.

This unprecedented event, which coincides with the Juneteenth celebrations, will pay tribute to the Negro Leagues. One of the highlights of the tribute will be honoring Willie Mays, a Hall of Famer and legendary player for both the Giants and the Birmingham Black Barons.

Mark your calendars for the national broadcast on FOX, scheduled to air at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and 6:00 p.m. Central Time.

MLB Collaboration and Renovations for Rickwood Field

Major League Baseball is teaming up with the Friends of Rickwood and the City of Birmingham to renovate Rickwood Field, preparing it for the exciting matchup on June 20 between the Cardinals and Giants.

This refurbishment aims to transform the historic site, allowing it to host a Major League game and paying homage to its storied past. In addition to the MLB game, Rickwood Field will also feature a Minor League contest between the Birmingham Barons and the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18, 2024.

The Barons, who played at Rickwood Field during three separate periods between 1910 and 1987, honor their history each year by playing one game at this iconic venue. Further details about additional activities related to the games will be announced closer to the game. The Cardinals will serve as the home team for the game, with both teams donning period uniforms that celebrate the Negro Leagues’ histories in St. Louis and San Francisco.

Rickwood Field, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has hosted some of baseball’s greatest players, including Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson. For those looking to place bets, staying updated with MLB daily odds will offer valuable insights into these historic matchups.

The Takeaway

The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants at Rickwood Field on June 20, 2024, promises to be a memorable event. It will not only celebrate baseball history but also honor the Negro Leagues and legends like Willie Mays. The collaboration to renovate Rickwood Field shows a commitment to preserving its legacy.

Fans can look forward to a unique experience, which includes a Minor League game and teams wearing period uniforms. Mark your calendars and tune in to the national broadcast for a historic celebration of America’s pastime.

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