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1917 Birmingham Barons

1917 > Class A > 1917 Southern Association
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Carlton Molesworth
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL), Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL) and Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1916 / 1918

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Karl Black#27428919110.213.24722
2Howdy Caton221485201332273.256.342178
3Danny Clark*2383310871164.281.394122
4Ralph Comstock26248016111.200.27522
5Cecil Coombs291555211332082.255.336175
6Pat Duncan233510631500.292.34036
7Alfred Ellis?--10640411921132.295.426172
8Howie Haworth*238928671510.248.27378
9Carmen Hill214611731411.265.34240
10Doc Johnston*291525571543394.276.390217
11Ed McDonald3011938281920.212.24694
12Marcus Milligan?2119367001.194.27810
13Elmer Ponder24389715100.155.16516
14Les Sheehan?221515251181461.225.280147
15Red Smith258926671814.267.35093
16Billy Southworth*241033581021243.285.366131
17Bill Webb2213244812519111.279.377169
17 Players24.9
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Karl Black*271310.5652.7940216.01929167561.1488.02.3
2Ralph Comstock26148.63624216.015264600.9816.32.5
3Carmen Hill212612.6842.1942320.025310278851.0567.12.4
4Marcus Milligan?2165.5451390.06928271.0676.92.7
5Elmer Ponder241916.54338266.022490931.1927.63.1
5 Players24.0
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer


Howie Haworth893189618.9584.65
Red Smith892988112.9694.26


Doc Johnston15214318720.9879.99
Les Sheehan706103817.9749.26


Danny Clark8318420515.9634.69
Bill Webb6516116523.9345.02


Ed McDonald11216217828.9243.04


Howdy Caton14935542877.9105.26


Cecil Coombs1553383113.9662.38
Alfred Ellis1062532416.9452.61
Billy Southworth1031991210.9552.05
Pat Duncan352981.9741.06

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Karl Black27SL5' 11.0"195Apr 4, 1890Newark, OH, US
Howdy Caton22RR5' 6.0"165Jul 16, 1894Zanesville, OH, US
Danny Clark23LR5' 9.0"167Jan 18, 1894Meridian, MS, US
Ralph Comstock26RR5' 10.0"168Nov 24, 1890Sylvania, OH, US
Cecil Coombs29RR5' 9.0"160Mar 18, 1888Moweaqua, IL, US
Pat Duncan23RR5' 9.0"170Oct 6, 1893Coalton, OH, US
Alfred Ellis--Unknown
Howie Haworth23LR5' 10.0"165Aug 27, 1893Newberg, OR, US
Carmen Hill21RR6' 1.0"180Oct 1, 1895Royalton, MN, US
Doc Johnston29LL6' 0.0"170Sep 9, 1887Cleveland, TN, US
Ed McDonald30RR6' 0.0"180Oct 28, 1886Albany, NY, US
Marcus Milligan21Mar 18, 1896
Elmer Ponder24RR6' 0.0"178Jun 26, 1893Reed, OK, US
Les Sheehan22Jul 30, 1894Sacramento, CA, US
Red Smith25RR5' 8.0"165Apr 11, 1892Logansport, IN, US
Billy Southworth24LR5' 9.0"170Mar 9, 1893Harvard, NE, US
Bill Webb22RR5' 10.0"161Jun 25, 1895Chicago, IL, US

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