Rickwood Field Research Paper

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Rickwood Field is home to the Birmingham Barons which was established in 1885, but Rickwood was not built until 1910. Birmingham had closed the entire city's business for the opening of the park on August 18 1910. When the Barons first started they were called the coal barons and played in the Southern Association League. Many people went to these games because they had so much leisure time . With all this free time the people had they wanted to be away from city congestion and to be entertained, and nothing is better than an American Baseball game. Rickwood also held the negro league Black Barons who alternated weekends with the coal barons, and also brought thousands to watch. This is a good example of the social differences between whites
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