Birmingham Barons

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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)
League Double-A South (2021–present)
DivisionNorth Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Team Chicago White Sox (1986–present)
Previous teams
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
Division titles (7)
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2013
First half titles (10)
  • 1983
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2013
Second half titles (6)
  • 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
Manager Justin Jirschele

The Birmingham Barons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. The team, which plays in the Double-A South, 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]

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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 to 1987. Since then, they have only played at Rickwood on special occasions. From 1988 to 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

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

Birmingham Barons roster
PlayersCoaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • 95 Xavier Fernández
  • 82 Carlos Pérez
  • 94 Gunnar Troutwine

Infielders

  • -- Samir Dueñez
  • 80 Ti'Quan Forbes
  • 89 Romy Gonzalez
  • -- JJ Muno
  • 89 Zach Remillard
  • 82 Laz Rivera
  • 86 Mitch Roman
  • -- Lenyn Sosa

Outfielders

  • 77 Micker Adolfo *
  • 87 Ian Dawkins
  • 88 Craig Dedelow
  • 93 Jameson Fisher
  • -- Zack Granite

Manager

  • -- Justin Jirschele

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated May 4, 2021
Transactions
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Chicago White Sox minor league players

Notable Barons/Birmingham A's

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References

  1. "1965-1980 Montgomery Rebels - Fun While It Lasted". Fun While It Lasted. November 18, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 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 July 28, 2017.
  4. "Covering the Barons" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 108. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  5. "Barons Front Office Staff" (PDF). Birmingham Barons Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. p. 105. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
Preceded by
New Orleans Pelicans
Boston Red Sox
Double-A affiliate

1948–1952
Succeeded by
Oklahoma City Indians
(1956)