Birmingham Black Barons

From BR Bullpen


The Birmingham Black Barons played in Rickwood Field for over two decades. Hall of Fame outfielders Mule Suttles and Willie Mays played for the Barons from 1923 to 1925 and from 1948 to 1950, respectively.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin, ed.: Bittersweet Goodbye: the Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2017. ISBN 978-1-943816-55-2
  • John Klima: Willie's Boys: the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
  • Larry Powell: Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.