close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

Showdown at Rickwood

Book Signing with Art Black

2017-08-03 18:30:00 2017-08-03 19:30:00 America/New_York Showdown at Rickwood Join us as we welcome Art Black, author of Showdown at Rickwood, a book about Birmingham's history and baseball's past. Homewood

Thursday, August 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2017-08-03 18:30:00 2017-08-03 19:30:00 America/New_York Showdown at Rickwood Join us as we welcome Art Black, author of Showdown at Rickwood, a book about Birmingham's history and baseball's past. Homewood

Homewood

Large Auditorium

Join us as we welcome Art Black, author of Showdown at Rickwood, a book about Birmingham's history and baseball's past.

This is a book about Birmingham's legendary ball park, Rickwood Field, and so much more. It is a story of the people and events of the early 1900s: the Titanic, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic, Lindbergh's visit to Birmingham, the 1929 stock market crash, and the Great Depression. These events, along with tales about early Birmingham, put the story of Rickwood Field and its people into historical context. A reception and book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase.

Art Black's exciting new book, Showdown at Rickwood, weaves a tale of baseball in Birmingham in the early 20th century, with a tale of the city and its people. Its climax is the historic matchup in the Dixie Series between a kid named Dizzy Dean, soon to be a star, and aging former major leaguer Ray Caldwell. Joining Art will be former Birmingham News sports writer Wayne Martin for an inside look at aging Rickwood and those who were there during the years after Dizzy Dean, including NBA star Michael Jordan. Playing for the Barons in 1994, Jordan turned the eyes of the nation on Birmingham baseball. Wayne Martin started watching baseball at Rickwood in 1953, and covered the team for 25 years. He was the first newspaper reporter elected to the Birmingham Barons Hall of Fame. It's a little dessert to top off the baseball feast that has Art Black's Showdown at Rickwood as its main course.

TAGS: | Adult Events |

Homewood

hcover@bham.lib.al.us
Phone: 205-332-6600

Hours
Mon, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 24 2:00PM to 6:00PM

About this Library

Founded in 1941, the award-winning Homewood Public Library offers books, movies, music and lots of great programming for all ages. We also have fantastic online resources, including databases, ebooks, and streaming media.

Upcoming events

Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 25, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 25, 10:00am - 11:00am

Children's Department
Mon, Sep 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 26, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:00am

Boardroom
Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Sep 26, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room 106
Tue, Sep 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Sep 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Wed, Sep 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Sep 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 28, 9:30am - 10:00am

Thu, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 102
Thu, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Boardroom
Thu, Sep 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Fri, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration is now closed

Sun, Oct 01, All day

Mon, Oct 02, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 02, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 02, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 02, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Children's Department
Mon, Oct 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 102
Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 101
Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 02, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Oct 03, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 03, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Oct 04, All day

Boardroom
Wed, Oct 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Wed, Oct 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thu, Oct 05, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 05, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 05, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 101
Thu, Oct 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boardroom
Thu, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Fri, Oct 06, All day

Round Auditorium
Fri, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration opens Monday, October 2 2017 at 9:00am

Fri, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Sat, Oct 07, All day

Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:15am

Sun, Oct 08, All day

Round Auditorium
Sun, Oct 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Mon, Oct 09, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 09, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children's Department
Mon, Oct 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 101
Mon, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Oct 10, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 10, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room 101
Tue, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Oct 11, All day

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

Boardroom
Wed, Oct 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thu, Oct 12, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 12, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 116
Thu, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fri, Oct 13, All day

Round Auditorium
Fri, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Oct 14, All day

Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Sun, Oct 15, All day

Mon, Oct 16, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 16, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Children's Department
Mon, Oct 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 101
Mon, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 17, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 17, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 116
Tue, Oct 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tue, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 101
Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 116
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Oct 18, All day

Boardroom
Wed, Oct 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Thu, Oct 19, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 19, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 101
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Oct 20, All day

Fri, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration opens Monday, October 16 2017 at 9:00am

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sat, Oct 21, All day

Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 21, 10:30am - 11:30am

Large Auditorium
Sat, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sun, Oct 22, All day

Mon, Oct 23, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 23, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 23, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Children's Department
Mon, Oct 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 101
Mon, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 24, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 24, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm