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FOX Sports Provides Unparalleled Coverage of MLB at Rickwood Field: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues

FOX Sports Provides Unparalleled Coverage of MLB at Rickwood Field: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues

Tonight, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball will visit the historic Rickwood Field for a first-of-its-kind regular season matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. This event will pay tribute to the iconic legacy of the Negro Leagues and their esteemed players, including the late, great Willie Mays.

FOX Sports’ extensive coverage of this MLB game at Rickwood Field will honor some of the sport’s greatest players and share their stories of perseverance while celebrating the rich history and excellence of Black baseball.

Pregame coverage of MLB at Rickwood Field begins live from Birmingham at 5:30 PM ET on FOX  as Hall of Famers Derek Jeter and David Ortiz, World Series Champion Alex Rodriguez, and veteran host Kevin Burkhardt set the scene for viewers.  

Dontrelle Willis, World Series champion and member of an elite group nicknamed “The Black  Aces,” which represents African American pitchers who have won at least 20 games in a single season, also contributes to the coverage, while Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Rinaldi sits down with Bill Greason – one of the only living members of the Birmingham Black Barons, a veteran of World War II and one of Mays’ best friends – to reflect on a remarkable and fascinating life story. 

The rundown for FOX Sports’ 90-minute pregame show is below:


Live streaming of FOX Sports programming is available on the FOX Sports App and  

All MLB games will be streamable in 4K on connected TV and “living room” apps,  including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku devices. Viewers joining live games late on authenticated streaming devices can choose to catch up on all the key moments missed with the ‘Catch-Up with Highlights’ option or jump straight into live play. 

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