Rickwood Field was the domain of the Birmingham Black Barons for decades. The club was special not only for featuring numerous all-time greats, but for being a source of inspiration for African-American fans in the South.
From high school phenom in Los Angeles to the top of the sports world in New York, the man known as "Straw" was one of the most recognized athletes in the 1980s.
With an advanced approach at the plate that made Kyle Teel one of the best college hitters in the 2023 Draft class, the Red Sox prospect ascended to Double-A his first pro season.
Whether it be as a first basemen, a coach or as a scout, Buck O’Neil was a pioneer. One of the biggest ambassadors ever and that set his path into the Hall of Fame.
When Jim and Leander Tugerson integrated the Cotton States League in 1953, they were forbidden from playing road games.— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) February 18, 2024
But not even that unfair stipulation was enough to give them a chance to compete on the circuit: https://t.co/KlOFDs24tI#BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/h4C9BVBaqL
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