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1949 Birmingham Barons

1949 > Class AA > 1949 Southern Association
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Pinky Higgins
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1948 / 1950

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Dick Adkins295012333800.268.33341
2Ralph Atkins*2415255015922526.289.489269
3Hal Bamberger*241023549619611.271.452160
4Robert Brake20235514100.255.27315
5Earl Caldwell4441257201.280.48012
6Maurice Craft29110000.000.0000
7Jim Davis#24295717100.298.31618
8Hersh Freeman20452000.400.4002
9Stanley Gravino?--196816122.235.39727
10Fred Hatfield*24154597156211325.261.466278
11Norman Koney261415811942493.334.422245
12Red Lavigne2566238771308.324.479114
13Ed Lyons2615254614824103.271.368201
14Jim McDonald22328211200.134.15913
15Robert Nelson*216619551732.262.35970
16Willard Nixon*21338429500.345.40534
17Karl Olson1877285701226.246.365104
18Bill Pavlick211110001.0001.0001
19Johnny Podgajny2922233100.130.1744
20Joe Stephenson284513933401.237.28840
21George Strickland231284171091855.261.365152
22Jim Suchecki2125462000.043.0432
23Tommy Tatum2967244691612.283.38193
23 Players24.5
* - 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
1James Atkins281310.5654.1029178.01719681821.4218.64.1Stats for 2 teams
2Robert Brake20104.7144.3523149.01458272571.3568.83.4
3Earl Caldwell4485.6152.594187.0884125301.3569.13.1
4Jim Davis*24117.6114.0327154.01768869581.51910.33.4
5Hersh Freeman2002.0009.00413.021161372.15414.54.8
6Ralph Holmes2012.333316.016111.6889.06.2
7Jim McDonald22169.6403.1531223.02119478981.3868.54.0
8Pete Modica251011.4764.1126173.015193791071.4917.95.6Stats for 2 teams
9Willard Nixon21147.6673.4122177.01417967991.3567.25.0
10Johnny Podgajny2962.7504.682277.0945140321.63611.03.7
11Sid Schacht31101.0002.33827.019107131.1856.34.3
12Jim Suchecki211011.4762.7725172.01596353631.2918.33.3
13Bill Tanner2403.000728.02791.2868.72.9
13 Players27.0
* - 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


Earl Caldwell41
Jim McDonald31
James Atkins29Stats for 2 teams
Jim Davis27
Pete Modica26Stats for 2 teams
Jim Suchecki25
Robert Brake23
Willard Nixon22
Johnny Podgajny22

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Dick Adkins29RR5' 10.0"165Mar 3, 1920Electra, TX, US
James Atkins28LR6' 3.0"205Mar 10, 1921Birmingham, AL, US
Ralph Atkins24LL6' 2.0"180Mar 30, 1925Los Angeles, CA, US
Hal Bamberger24LR6' 0.0"173Oct 29, 1924Lebanon, PA, US
Augie Bergamo32LL5' 9.0"165Feb 14, 1917Detroit, MI, US
Robert Brake20RR5' 11.0"1651929
Earl Caldwell44RR6' 1.0"178Apr 9, 1905Sparks, TX, US
Maurice Craft29R6' 1.0"1701920
Jim Davis24SL6' 0.0"180Sep 15, 1924Red Bluff, CA, US
Hersh Freeman20RR6' 3.0"220Jul 1, 1928Gadsden, AL, US
Stanley Gravino--Unknown
Fred Hatfield24LR6' 1.0"171Mar 18, 1925Lanett, AL, US
Ralph Holmes20RR6' 1.0"1901929
Norman Koney26R5' 10.0"165May 13, 1923Buffalo, NY, US
Red Lavigne25R5' 9.0"195Sep 2, 1923New Orleans, LA, US
Ed Lyons26RR5' 9.0"165May 12, 1923Winston-Salem, NC, US
Red Mathis27RR6' 0.0"200Jan 13, 1922Adairsville, GA, US
Jim McDonald22RR5' 10.0"185May 17, 1927Grants Pass, OR, US
Pete Modica25RR6' 0.0"145Jan 25, 1924New Orleans, LA, US
Robert Nelson21L5' 9.0"168Apr 20, 1928
Willard Nixon21LR6' 2.0"195Jun 17, 1928Taylorsville, GA, US
Karl Olson18RR6' 3.0"205Jul 6, 1930Ross, CA, US
Bill Pavlick21RR5' 10.0"1751928
Johnny Podgajny29RR6' 2.0"173Jun 10, 1920Chester, PA, US
Sid Schacht31RR5' 11.0"170Feb 3, 1918Bogota, NJ, US
Joe Stephenson28RR6' 2.0"185Jun 30, 1921Detroit, MI, US
George Strickland23RR6' 1.0"175Jan 10, 1926New Orleans, LA, US
Jim Suchecki21RR6' 0.0"185Aug 25, 1927Chicago, IL, US
Bill Tanner24RR6' 4.0"2121925
Tommy Tatum29RR6' 0.0"185Jul 16, 1919Decatur, TX, US

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