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Team Overview
    
Team    Birmingham Barons
League Affiliations    Southern Association (1901 to 1961)
Southern League (1964 to 1965)
Major League Affiliations    Boston Red Sox (1947 to 1952)
New York Yankees (1953 to 1956)
Detroit Tigers (1957 to 1961)
Kansas City Athletics (1964 to 1965)
Years of Operation    1885 to 1961, 1964 to 1965
Ballparks    The Slag Pile (1887 to 1909)
Rickwood Field (1910 to 1965)
Owners    J. William McQueen (1901 to 1909)
A. H. "Rick" Woodard (1910 to 1937)
Ed Norton (1938 to 1939)
The Cincinnati Reds organization (1940 to 1943)
G. J. "Gus" Jebeles (1944 to 1949)
Rufus Lackey, Al DeMent, and Albert Belcher (1950 to 1951)
Al DeMent and Albert Belcher (1952 to 1957)
Albert Belcher (1958 to 1961, 1964 to 1965)
Managers    Charles Barber (1885)
Walton Goldsby (1888)
Sam Mills (1892, 1901)
William Rourke (1896)
Frank Haller (1898, 1902)
Charley Moss (1901)
Irvin Wilhelm (1902)
Tom O'Brien (1903 to 1904)
Harry Vaughn (1903, 1905 to 1908)
Carlton Molesworth (1908 to 1922)
Smutter Matthews (1922)
Joe Dunn (1922 to 1923)
Stuffy Stewart (1923 to 1924)
Johnny Dobbs (1925 to 1929)
Clyde Milan (1930 to 1935)
Bill Pierce (1935)
Bill Hughes (1935)
Riggs Stephenson (1936 to 1937)
Fresco Thompson (1938)
Dutch Zwilling (1939)
Ira Smith (1940)
Oscar Roettger (1941)
Johnny Riddle (1942 to 1944)
Ted Petoskey (1944)
Frank Snyder (1945 to 1946)
Dick Porter (1947)
Ivy Paul Andrews (1947)
Fred Walters (1948)
Mike Higgins (1949 to 1950)
John Marion (1951)
Albert Vincent (1952)
Willie Mathis (1952)
Mayo Smith (1953 to 1954)
Phil Page (1955 to 1956)
Johnny Pesky (1957)
Cal Ermer (1958)
Lamar Newsome (1959 to 1960)
Frank Skaff (1961)
Haywood Sullivan (1964)
John McNamara (1965)
Notable Achievements    Southern Association champions (1906, 1912, 1914, 1928 to 1929, 1931, 1958)
Dixie Series champions (1929, 1931, 1948)
Yearly Record   
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1898        
1899        
1900        
1901        
1902        
1903        
1904        
1905        
1906       Southern Association champions
1907        
1908        
1909        
1910        
1911        
1912       Southern Association champions
1913        
1914       Southern Association champions
1915        
1916        
1917        
1918        
1919        
1920        
1921        
1922        
1923        
1924        
1925        
1926        
1927        
1928       Southern Association champions; lost in Dixie Series championship
1929       Southern Association champions; Dixie Series champions
1930        
1931       Southern Association champions; Dixie Series champions
1932        
1933        
1934        
1935        
1936       Lost in Dixie Series championship
1937        
1938        
1939        
1940        
1941        
1942        
1943        
1944        
1945        
1946        
1947        
1948       Dixie Series champions
1949        
1950        
1951       Dixie Series champions
1952        
1953        
1954                    
1955        
1956        
1957        
1958       Southern Association champions; Dixie Series champions
1959        
1960        
1961   89-63    
1964        
1965        
   
   
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Last update: October 18, 2018