Birmingham Barons

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Birmingham Barons
Founded in 1885
Birmingham, Alabama
BirminghamBaronsLogo2007.PNG BirminghamBaronsCap.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Double-A (1946–1961; 1964–1965; 1967–1975; 1981–present)
Previous
  • Class-A1 (1936–1945)
  • Class-A (1902–1935)
  • Class-B (1892–1901)
Minor league affiliations
League Southern League (1972–1975; 1981–present)
Division North
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Current Chicago White Sox (1986–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
Dixie Series titles (6)
  • 1929
  • 1931
  • 1948
  • 1951
  • 1958
  • 1967
League titles (12)
  • 1928
  • 1936
  • 1948
  • 1951
  • 1958
  • 1967
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2013
Pennants (10)
  • 1888
  • 1892
  • 1906
  • 1912
  • 1914
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • 1931
  • 1958
  • 1959
Team data
Nickname Birmingham 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)
Colors Black, red, gray
              
Ballpark
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
The Logan Family
Manager Ryan Newman
General Manager Jonathan Nelson

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]

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

Television and radio

All Birmingham Barons games are televised live on MiLB.TV.[2] All games are also broadcast on radio on WERC 105.5 FM and AM 960.[3] 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.[4]

Roster

Birmingham Barons roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

  •  5 Ryan Newman

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 25, 2018
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Southern League
Chicago White Sox minor league players

Notable Barons/Birmingham A's

See also

References

  1. ^ "1965-1980 Montgomery Rebels - Fun While It Lasted". Fun While It Lasted. 2017-11-18. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ "MiLB.tv". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Covering the Barons" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 108. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Barons Front Office Staff" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 105. Retrieved July 28, 2017.

External links

  • Official website
  • BirminghamProSports.com
  • Birmingham Barons at Bhamwiki.com
  • "Our Summer with Michael", newspaper story about Michael Jordan's season with the Barons
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