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Birmingham Black Barons


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Record:
486 - 532 - 18 (.477)

3 League Championships

Top Hitter


Piper
Davis

Top Pitcher


Harry
Salmon

Leaders

Plate Appearances

# Player Years PA
1
1923-1928
1109
2
1923-1928
883
3
1923-1925
733
4
1924-1928
675
5
1942-1948
612
6
1923-1925
599
7
1940-1947
598
8
1923-1928
596
9
1923-1928
581
10
1938-1946
531

Wins

# Player Years W
1
1923-1928
26
2
1924-1928
18
3
1924-1928
14
4
1943-1948
11
5
1928-1928
11
6
1941-1945
9
7
1928-1928
9
8
1940-1944
9
9
1946-1948
9
10
1943-1945
8


Fielding

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Hall of Famers:






# Years Pos Lg Lg
1
1923-1928
1B
195
42
1059.1
1147
58
26
51
.979
.979
10.24
10.97
1.4
2.0
1.4
2
1924-1928
CF
157
109.1
29
6
0
0
1.000
.963
2.88
2.53
2.5
22.9
-0.2
3
1923-1925
3B
139
13
117.0
18
26
4
0
.917
.896
3.38
3.25
4
1923-1928
2B
135
4
547.0
145
167
26
17
.923
.942
5.13
5.42
-8.2
-15.7
-8.2
5
1940-1947
2B
134
2
413.2
119
142
27
15
.906
.942
5.68
5.58
4.5
10.9
4.5
6
1924-1928
C
123
86.1
55
5
1
1
.984
.968
6.25
5.59
-0.4
-5.0
0.0
7
1923-1928
RF
118
17
233.1
53
3
2
2
.966
.950
2.16
1.77
1.5
16.5
2.3
8
1923-1925
LF
114
32
273.0
64
10
5
1
.937
.930
2.44
1.83
9
1923-1928
SS
113
38
328.0
77
83
28
10
.851
.893
4.39
4.73
-0.2
-217.6
-0.2
10
1944-1948
SS
101
42
400.1
88
132
9
19
.961
.916
4.95
5.09
1.9
4.7
1.9
11
1942-1948
RF
95
40
382.0
56
6
6
0
.912
.936
1.46
1.63
-5.0
-13.0
-5.0
12
1923-1928
2B
94
31
402.0
131
135
18
19
.937
.936
5.96
5.47
-2.0
-13.9
-2.0
13
1944-1948
3B
90
41
372.0
34
68
13
5
.887
.899
2.47
2.89
-1.6
-4.4
-1.6
14
1940-1943
C
81
231.2
146
36
6
1
.968
.969
7.07
6.37
4.7
20.4
0.0
15
1928-1945
C
78
582.2
370
61
20
7
.956
.968
6.66
5.59
0.1
0.2
0.0
16
1928-1928
SS
76
613.1
114
206
40
15
.889
.921
4.70
5.69
-7.8
-12.7
-7.8
17
1924-1928
P
74
99.1
5
31
2
0
.947
.957
3.26
2.94
18
1941-1946
LF
70
310.1
66
7
0
1
1.000
.952
2.12
1.63
11.3
36.4
8.9
19
1942-1944
CF
68
383.2
101
6
11
1
.907
.950
2.51
2.37
5.2
13.4
4.4
20
1925-1925
1B
66
21
1942-1948
2B
59
34
340.1
108
129
15
20
.940
.941
6.27
5.57
9.3
27.2
9.3
22
1944-1948
C
55
23
213.1
149
13
5
1
.970
.974
6.83
6.98
-5.6
-26.2
0.0
23
1923-1928
P
55
9
220.2
12
66
5
1
.940
.946
3.18
2.93
24
1941-1945
3B
54
129.1
22
25
4
1
.922
.924
3.27
2.90
-0.4
-3.3
-0.4
25
1941-1946
P
49
166.2
1
18
0
0
1.000
.437
1.03
1.33
26
1928-1928
CF
48
380.1
95
4
5
2
.952
.963
2.34
2.53
-5.5
-14.5
-4.2
27
1925-1925
LF
46
28
1928-1928
3B
46
354.1
51
79
9
5
.935
.926
3.30
2.95
7.9
22.3
7.9
29
1925-1925
SS
46
30
1943-1943
RF
46
400.2
75
4
2
0
.975
.944
1.77
1.66
4.9
12.3
5.2
31
1943-1944
SS
45
377.0
81
118
21
13
.905
.926
4.75
4.90
1.0
2.8
1.0
32
1937-1940
3B
45
42
346.1
48
68
8
4
.935
.898
3.01
2.73
1.9
5.6
1.9
33
1943-1948
1B
44
5
54.2
57
2
2
3
.967
.978
9.71
10.62
-1.2
-21.7
-1.2
34
1937-1938
RF
43
43
343.1
62
6
4
0
.944
.957
1.78
1.50
1.7
5.0
0.6
35
1942-1944
C
41
120.1
59
10
3
1
.958
.948
5.16
5.91
0.6
4.9
0.0
36
1940-1946
1B
40
37
1943-1948
C
40
19
232.2
168
19
2
1
.989
.971
7.23
6.53
1.2
5.3
0.0
38
1941-1943
3B
39
300.1
39
48
5
1
.946
.945
2.61
2.63
-1.5
-5.0
-1.5
39
1937-1938
2B
39
39
316.1
90
107
12
15
.943
.930
5.60
5.35
-0.5
-1.6
-0.5
40
1923-1928
C
38
26
242.0
115
31
8
1
.948
.960
5.43
6.19
-1.9
-84.1
0.0
41
1943-1948
P
37
8
115.0
1
29
3
0
.909
.937
2.35
2.46
42
1937-1942
C
37
34
279.1
178
28
5
4
.976
.976
6.64
7.26
-1.8
-6.3
0.0
43
1924-1928
RF
37
62.0
15
3
0
2
1.000
.942
2.61
1.58
4.3
69.0
2.9
44
1928-1928
3B
37
316.2
37
58
7
2
.931
.926
2.70
2.95
-0.6
-2.0
-0.6
45
1941-1945
P
36
98.0
1
11
0
0
1.000
.721
1.10
1.95
46
1923-1923
CF
36
36
306.2
58
8
2
4
.971
.962
1.94
1.90
47
1937-1938
CF
35
35
283.1
87
4
7
0
.929
.944
2.89
2.16
6.1
21.6
5.3
48
1947-1948
CF
35
35
294.1
75
2
4
0
.951
.931
2.35
2.32
-2.5
-8.4
-1.7
49
1937-1938
LF
33
33
272.2
49
0
2
0
.961
.942
1.62
1.54
-3.4
-12.5
-2.2
50
1941-1944
P
32
116.0
2
20
4
2
.846
.669
1.71
1.97
51
1924-1924
C
32
52
1924-1928
P
31
12.1
0
2
0
0
1.000
.957
1.46
2.94
53
1928-1928
LF
31
233.1
67
2
0
0
1.000
.951
2.66
1.76
14.3
61.4
14.5
54
1940-1941
SS
31
55
1941-1943
SS
31
46.2
10
11
5
1
.808
.920
4.05
4.97
-2.0
-42.1
-2.0
56
1925-1925
P
29
57
1943-1945
P
29
161.2
4
28
0
4
1.000
.577
1.78
1.65
58
1923-1928
LF
29
0
20.0
3
0
0
0
1.000
.949
1.35
1.77
-0.3
-17.5
-0.2
59
1924-1924
P
29
60
1923-1923
3B
28
28
230.1
45
41
12
3
.878
.896
3.36
3.25
61
1928-1928
P
27
136.2
3
31
4
2
.895
.957
2.24
2.94
62
1924-1928
SS
27
96.0
29
32
9
6
.871
.921
5.72
5.69
-1.4
-14.2
-1.4
63
1948-1948
1B
26
26
220.2
228
13
10
16
.960
.973
9.83
10.12
-0.9
-4.0
-0.9
64
1928-1928
P
25
132.0
6
33
1
2
.975
.957
2.66
2.94
65
1924-1924
RF
24
66
1938-1938
1B
23
23
189.1
208
10
8
12
.965
.981
10.36
10.67
-2.7
-14.5
-2.7
67
1928-1928
LF
23
179.2
33
0
1
0
.971
.951
1.65
1.76
-1.3
-7.2
-0.2
68
1942-1942
CF
23
69
1928-1928
LF
22
160.1
22
4
0
0
1.000
.951
1.46
1.76
-3.2
-19.8
-4.7
70
1943-1943
1B
22
200.1
226
13
4
13
.984
.986
10.74
11.03
1.4
6.9
1.4
71
1940-1941
RF
21
72
1925-1925
P
21
73
1923-1923
RF
21
21
182.0
25
5
0
1
1.000
.956
1.48
1.90
74
1925-1925
SS
21
75
1943-1945
P
20
98.0
1
15
1
1
.941
.647
1.47
1.92
76
1940-1940
LF
20
77
1925-1925
3B
20
78
1937-1945
CF
20
12
95.0
27
2
1
1
.967
.948
2.75
2.16
-0.6
-6.5
-1.3
79
1940-1944
P
20
56.0
0
1
0
0
1.000
.050
0.16
0.15
80
1925-1925
RF
20
81
1928-1928
CF
19
145.2
45
1
0
0
1.000
.963
2.84
2.53
2.8
19.3
3.6
82
1924-1924
2B
19
83
1942-1943
1B
19
143.2
152
4
5
3
.969
.982
9.77
10.94
-2.4
-16.9
-2.4
84
1948-1948
LF
19
19
156.0
30
1
2
0
.939
.904
1.79
1.41
5.0
31.8
5.0
85
1941-1945
1B
18
58.0
64
3
2
2
.971
.982
10.40
10.94
-0.0
-0.2
-0.0
86
1928-1928
P
17
92.0
1
27
3
1
.903
.957
2.74
2.94
87
1923-1924
P
17
5
35.2
1
6
2
0
.778
.928
1.77
2.93
88
1942-1943
LF
16
72.1
16
1
2
0
.895
.938
2.12
1.53
3.4
47.1
3.2
89
1928-1928
RF
16
103.0
6
0
1
0
.857
.942
0.52
1.58
-7.6
-73.5
-6.7
90
1928-1928
RF
16
122.0
24
5
1
2
.967
.942
2.14
1.58
4.5
36.8
2.4
91
1937-1940
P
16
4
28.1
0
8
0
1
1.000
.955
2.54
2.97
92
1942-1942
RF
15
93
1925-1925
SS
14
94
1940-1940
3B
14
95
1938-1938
SS
14
14
113.2
21
40
8
6
.884
.910
4.83
4.76
1.4
12.4
1.4
96
1940-1941
CF
14
97
1942-1944
1B
13
44.0
48
3
1
2
.981
.962
10.43
10.31
-0.1
-2.1
-0.1
98
1940-1940
CF
13
99
1923-1925
P
13
3
12.0
0
2
0
0
1.000
.928
1.50
2.93
100
1923-1925
P
13
5
43.0
5
15
1
0
.952
.928
4.19
2.93
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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