2002 Rickwood Classic

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The 2002 Rickwood Classic was the 7th in the annual series of "throwback" games played by the Birmingham Barons in vintage-style uniforms at Birmingham's historic Rickwood Field. The Barons won 14-4 against the Chattanooga Lookouts on April 25. Birmingham rocked six Chattanooga pitchers with the top six hitters having combined 12 hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs.

The Barons honored their Southern Association championship teams of 1928 & 1929 by wearing cream-colored replicas of those late 1920s uniforms. Chattanooga wore the uniforms honoring their 1952 Southern Association championship team. The game was presented by State Farm Insurance. General admission tickets were $8.

The announced crowd for the Thursday mid-day game was 4,804. The game was moved to the April date in hopes of having cooler game time temperatures. Special guests included former Barons pitcher Vida Blue.

References

  • Segrest, Doug. (April 26, 2002) "Birmingham bombs Lookouts in classic". Birmingham News.