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The Holy Grail of Baseball

Broadcast: June 23, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

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Episode #1, from the four-part series: "The Road to Rickwood"

On June 20, 2024, Major League Baseball hosted a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a long and complicated history. It hosted everything from segregated baseball, a women’s suffrage event, a Klan rally and eventually, the first integrated sports team in Alabama.

In "The Road to Rickwood", host Roy Wood Jr. speaks with historians, civic leaders, former Negro League players and more, to learn how Birmingham’s civil rights story played out at America’s oldest ballpark.