1930 – 1939


In 1931, young and very brash pitching phenom Dizzy Dean led his Houston Buffs into battle against the Barons and their ancient pitcher Ray Caldwell. In what many consider the greatest game ever played at Rickwood, Caldwell’s Barons outbattled Dean and won the Series.


There were no bigger stars in baseball than Babe Ruth, and his arrival at Rickwood with his touring Yankees drew massive crowds of fans young and old.


Rickwood becomes the first minor league ballpark with lights as the the now iconic light standards are constructed high above the field.

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