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Several teams throughout baseball history have been known as the Montgomery Rebels, but perhaps the best known is the club that played in the Southern League. They began play in the league in 1965 as a Detroit Tigers farm club. The Rebels hovered around .500 for their first several seasons but went on to become the league's dominant team in the 1970s, winning championships in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, and 1977. However, after the 1980 season, the club relocated to Birmingham and became known as the Birmingham Barons.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year League Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1912 Southern Association 64-75 6th Johnny Dobbs none
1913 Southern Association 68-69 5th Johnny Dobbs none
1914 Southern Association 54-99 8th Bob Gilks none
1916 South Atlantic League 42-47 -- Timon Bowden Team disbanded July 23
1939 Southeastern League 60-81 6th Riggs Stephenson / Buck Crouse
1940 Southeastern League 70-76 5th Ernie Wingard / Goat Walker / Neil Caldwell
1941 Southeastern League 66-62 5th Neil Caldwell / Pee Wee Wanninger
1942 Southeastern League 95-50 1st Bill Cronin League Champs
1943 Southern Association 69-70 overall 4th Marv Olson Chattanooga moved to Montgomery July 11
1946 Southeastern League 66-70 4th Gus Brittain / Joe Cavosie / Frank Skaff Lost in 1st round
1947 Southeastern League 74-65 3rd Frank Skaff League Champs
1948 Southeastern League 86-53 1st Frank Skaff League Champs
1949 Southeastern League 65-73 5th Mule Haas
1950 Southeastern League 77-54 3rd Charlie Metro Lost in 1st round
1951 South Atlantic League 85-55 1st Charlie Metro League Champs
1954 South Atlantic League 68-72 5th Marv Olson
1955 South Atlantic League 75-64 4th Eddie Popowski / Freddie Maguire Lost League Finals
1956 South Atlantic League 53-87 overall -- Dick Bartell (43-63 overall) Team moved to Knoxville June 18
Southern Association 53-101 overall 8th Steve Souchock Little Rock moved to Montgomery July 14
1957 Alabama-Florida League 68-52 1st Stubby Overmire Lost in 1st round
1958 Alabama-Florida League 65-61 5th Schoolboy Rowe / Neil Berry
1959 Alabama-Florida League 77-42 1st Frank Carswell Lost in 1st round
1960 Alabama-Florida League 50-69 6th Al Lakeman
1961 Alabama-Florida League 56-62 4th Gail Henley none
1962 Alabama-Florida League 53-66 6th Johnny Groth
1965 Southern League 63-74 6th Wayne Blackburn
1966 Southern League 66-72 5th Wayne Blackburn
1967 Southern League 80-58 2nd Frank Carswell none
1968 Southern League 80-57 2nd Frank Carswell none
1969 Southern League 62-73 5th Frank Carswell none
1970 Southern League 79-60 2nd Stubby Overmire none
1971 Southern League 73-69 3rd Dick Tracewski
1972 Southern League 78-61 3rd Fred Hatfield League Champs
1973 Southern League 80-58 1st Fred Hatfield League Champs
1974 Southern League 61-76 7th Jim Leyland
1975 Southern League 73-61 2nd Les Moss League Champs
1976 Southern League 81-56 1st Les Moss League Champs
1977 Southern League 86-51 1st Ed Brinkman League Champs
1978 Southern League 67-77 7th Ed Brinkman
1979 Southern League 62-81 6th Denny Sommers
1980 Southern League 68-76 6th Roy Majtyka
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