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Birmingham Barons
Birmingham Barons
Founded in 1885
Birmingham, Alabama
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassDouble-A (1946-1961; 1964-1965; 1967-1975; 1981-present)
Previous classes
  • Class-A1 (1936-1945)
  • Class-A (1902-1935)
  • Class-B (1892-1901)
LeagueSouthern League (1972-1975; 1981-present)
DivisionNorth
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
TeamChicago White Sox (1986-present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
  • 1929
  • 1931
  • 1948
  • 1951
  • 1958
  • 1967
  • 1928
  • 1936
  • 1948
  • 1951
  • 1958
  • 1967
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2013
  • 1888
  • 1892
  • 1906
  • 1912
  • 1914
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • 1931
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2013
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 1990
  • 1993
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
Team data
NameBirmingham Barons (1981-present)
Previous names
  • Birmingham A's (1967-1975)
  • Birmingham Barons (1901-1961; 1964-1965)
  • Birmingham Reds (1898)
  • Birmingham Bluebirds (1896)
  • Birmingham Blues (1893)
  • Birmingham Grays (1892-1893)
  • Birmingham (1889)
  • Birmingham Maroons (1888)
  • Birmingham Ironmakers (1887)
  • Birmingham Coal Barons (1885)
ColorsBlack, red, gray
     
MascotBabe Ruff (1992-present)
Lillie Mays (2006-present)
WickyWood (1981-1992)
Ballpark
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
The Logan Family
General ManagerJonathan Nelson
ManagerOmar Vizquel

The Birmingham Barons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. The team, which plays in the Southern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and plays at Regions Field in downtown Birmingham. The current edition of the Barons was previously located in Montgomery, Alabama, and known as the Montgomery Rebels.[1]

History

Most of the professional baseball teams that have played in Birmingham have used the name Barons. The current team began playing in Birmingham in 1981, having previously played in Montgomery, Alabama as the Montgomery Rebels. Like previous Barons teams, they played at Rickwood Field on a full-time basis from 1981-1987. Since then, they have only played at Rickwood on special occasions. From 1988-2012, the team played at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in the suburb of Hoover, Alabama, where former basketball star Michael Jordan played with the team in 1994. Since 2013, the team plays at Regions Field in the downtown part of Birmingham.

Playoffs and championships

  • Southern League playoff appearances (16): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Southern League championships (6): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2002, 2013
  • Dixie Series championships (6): 1929, 1931, 1948, 1951, 1958, 1967[2]

Television and radio

All Birmingham Barons games are televised live on MiLB.TV.[3] All games are also broadcast on radio on either WJQX 100.5 FM, WJOX-FM 94.5 FM or WJOX-AM 690 AM.[4] Birmingham Barons Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Curt Bloom is the broadcast commentator for both WERC and MiLB.TV and has been the voice of the Barons since 1992.[5]

Roster

Notable Barons/Birmingham A's

See also

References

  1. ^ "1965-1980 Montgomery Rebels - Fun While It Lasted". Fun While It Lasted. November 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ O'Neal, Bill (1994), The Southern League: Baseball in Dixie, 1885-1994, Eakin Press, pp. 307-308, ISBN 0890159521
  3. ^ "MiLB.tv". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Covering the Barons" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 108. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Barons Front Office Staff" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 105. Retrieved 2017.

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