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The 100th Anniversary Rickwood Field Roster

“America’s Oldest Baseball Park” A record 107 Cooperstown Hall of Famers stepped onto Rick Woodward’s Rickwood Field.

This list is dedicated to a dear friend, the late Christopher Fullerton, author of “Every Other Sunday: The Story of the Birmingham Black Barons” who called Rickwood Field the “Mother Church of Baseball.”

  • 1.

    Hank Aaron

  • 2.

    Grover Cleveland

Alexander

  • 3.

    Mel Allen (sportscaster)

  • 4.

    Sparky Anderson (mgr.)

  • 5.

    Luis Aparicio

  • 6.

    Luke Appling

  • 7.

    Frank “Home Run” Baker

  • 8.

    Ernie Banks

  • 9.

    Cool Papa Bell

  • 10.

    Chief Bender

  • 11.

    Yogi Berra

  • 12.

    Ray Brown

  • 13.

    Willard Brown

  • 14.

    Jim Bunning

  • 15.

    Roy Campanella

  • 16.

    Max Carey

  • 17.

    Orlando Cepeda

  • 18.

    Frank Chance

  • 19.

    Oscar Charleston

  • 20.

    Roberto Clemente

  • 21.

    Ty Cobb

  • 22.

    Eddie Collins

  • 23.

    Earle Combs

  • 24.

    Andy Cooper

  • 25.

    Sam Crawford

  • 26.

    Joe Cronin

  • 27.

    Kiki Cuyler (mgr.)

  • 28.

    Ray Dandridge

  • 29.

    Dizzy Dean

  • 30.

    Bill Dickey

  • 31.

    Joe DiMaggio

  • 32.

    Larry Doby

  • 33.

    Bobby Doerr

  • 34.

    Leo Durocher

  • 35.

    John Evers

  • 36.

    Rick Ferrell

  • 37.

    Rollie Fingers

  • 38.

    Whitey Ford

  • 39.

    Rube Foster

  • 40.

    Willie Foster

  • 41.

    Lou Gehrig

  • 42.

    Josh Gibson

  • 43.

    Vernon “Lefty” Gomez

  • 44.

    Burleigh Grimes

  • 45.

    Robert “Lefty” Grove

  • 46.

    Harry Heilmann

  • 47.

    Pete Hill

  • 48.

    Rogers Hornsby

  • 49.

    Waite Hoyt

  • 50.

    Miller Huggins (mgr.)

  • 51.

    Monte Irvin

  • 52.

    Reggie Jackson

  • 53.

    Ferguson Jenkins

  • 54.

    Al Kaline

  • 55.

    Harmon Killebrew

  • 56.

    Ralph Kiner

  • 57.

    Tommy Lasorda

  • 58.

    Nap Lajoie

  • 59.

    Tony Lazzeri

  • 60.

    Bob Lemon

  • 61.

    Buck Leonard

  • 62.

    Pop Lloyd

  • 63.

    Al Lopez

  • 64.

    Ted Lyons

  • 65.

    Connie Mack (mgr.)

  • 66.

    Biz Mackey

  • 67.

    Mickey Mantle

  • 68.

    Heinie Manush

  • 69.

    Rube Marquard

  • 70.

    Eddie Mathews

  • 71.

    Christy Mathewson

    • 72.

      Willie Mays

    • 73.

      John McGraw (mgr.)

    • 74.

      Joe Medwick

    • 75.

      Jose Mendez

    • 76.

      Stan Musial

    • 77.

      Satchel Paige

    • 78.

      Jim Palmer

    • 79.

      Eddie Plank

    • 80.

      Pee Wee Reese

    • 81.

      Phil Rizzuto

    • 82.

      Brooks Robinson

    • 83.

      Frank Robinson

    • 84.

      Jackie Robinson

    • 85.

      Bullet Rogan

    • 86.

      Babe Ruth

    • 87.

      Red Schoendienst

    • 88.

      Joe Sewell

    • 89.

      Enos Slaughter

    • 90.

      Hilton Smith

    • 91.

      Duke Snider

    • 92.

      Warren Spahn

    • 93.

      Tris Speaker

    • 94.

      Turkey Stearnes

    • 95.

      Casey Stengel

    • 96.

      Mule Suttles

    • 97.

      Ben Taylor

    • 98.

      Joe Tinker

    • 99.

      Cristobal Torriente

  • 100.

    Pie Traynor

  • 101.

    Dazzy Vance

  • 102.

    Honus Wagner

  • 103.

    Earl Weaver (mgr.)

  • 104.

    Willie Wells

  • 105.

    Ted Williams

  • 106.

    Jud Wilson

  • 107.

    Early Wynn

Negro League players (30) in bold font. “Try to pick out an All-Star Team from this group!”

Currently, more than one-third of National Baseball Hall of Fame members in Cooperstown played in

Rickwood Field, which opened August 18, 1910.

Visit Rickwood online at: www.rickwood.com

Sources:

Bases Loaded With History: The Story of Rickwood Field by Timothy Whitt (1995) Every Other Sunday: The Story of the Birmingham Black Barons by Christopher D. Fullerton (1999) Good Wood: A Fan’s History of Rickwood Field by Ben Cook (1995) David Brewer, Executive Director of Rickwood Field and the Friends of Rickwood (FOR) Larry Lester, co-chair of SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee

Donations can be sent to Gerald Watkins, Chairman of FOR at P.O. Box 12583, Birmingham, AL 35202-2583. 205.458.8161

The Courier, September, 2010 – a SABR publication – Page 5 of 10

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