Press Release - Detail
For release June 18, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746
Birmingham Public Library Celebrates Rickwood Field and Baseball
Bring your lunch and come to the Birmingham Public Library on Wednesdays at noon for a summer of baseball.
Media coverage is welcome.
July 7 – No program planned
July 14 - What is it about Baseball?
The Seasoned Readers hit one out of the park as they remind audiences of the fun of baseball lore and legend.
July 21 – Three Strikes and You’re Out !
Hitman with a Heart will set the scene and you will have to solve the mystery. Try some dinner style theater at lunch!
July 28 – Celebrating 100 Years at Rickwood Field
Join us as David Brewer, executive director of Friends of Rickwood Field, shares the storied past of America's oldest professional baseball park. Built in 1910, Rickwood Field is the oldest baseball stadium in the country. More than 57 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame have played at the ballpark. Join us to hear all about it!
August 4 – Good Wood: A Fan’s History of Rickwood Field
Ben Cook, author, sportscaster and journalist, says it best, “My Dad, who took me to the ball park as a little boy, taught me to love not only the game itself, but he also instilled in me a love and reverence for Rickwood Field and its glorious history.” Join us as Mr. Cook shares his experiences about the ballpark and its history!
August 11 – Take that extra long lunch break and join us for a classic baseball movie!
Plan an extra long lunch today and join us for a baseball classic starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams as they mix baseball, vaudeville, and romance in this 1948 musical masterpiece (90 minutes).
August 18 – The Story of America’s Classic Ballparks
Relishing the glory days of unique baseball parks, this documentary relives the times with rare, major league film segments, period photos, and insightful comments from Hall of Fame players and announcers who share their inner most feelings about the parks, the game and the fans.