Birmingham Amateur Baseball Federation

Birmingham Amateur Baseball Federation

In the 1930s and 1940s, amateur baseball in Birmingham was big business. Every community and steel company had a team and took pride in their grit on and off the field. Sonny Jim Downey organized the Birmingham Amateur Baseball Federation and promoted the organization for many years. Kelton Design, working with the Friends of Rickwood Field and Vulcan Park & Museum, designed and produced an exhibit about baseball in Birmingham – from factory to field. This photograph is from a collection of recently discovered photographs, and hopefully will be used in a future exhibit at Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama.