1949 Birmingham Barons Roster

Southern Association (SA) - Class: AA
Team Record: 91-62
Finished 2nd in the SA
Manager: Pinky Higgins (91-62)
Affiliation: Boston Red Sox
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Rickwood Field
Attendance: 421,305, Avg. 5,507
1949 Birmingham Barons Statistics

Playoffs - Mobile Bears 4 games, Birmingham Barons 1

The Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association ended the 1949 season with a record of 91 wins and 62 losses, finishing second in the SA.

Pinky Higgins served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dick AdkinsRRMarch 3, 19205'10"165Electra, TX US
James AtkinsLRMarch 10, 19216'3"205Birmingham, AL US
Ralph AtkinsLLMarch 30, 19256'2"180Los Angeles, CA US
Hal BambergerLROctober 29, 19246'0"173Lebanon, PA US
Augie BergamoLLFebruary 14, 19175'9"165Detroit, MI US
Robert BrakeRRFebruary 26, 19295'11"165
Earl CaldwellRRApril 9, 19056'1"178Sparks, TX US
Maurice CraftR6'1"170
Jim DavisSLSeptember 15, 19246'0"180Red Bluff, CA US
Hersh FreemanRRJuly 1, 19286'3"220Gadsden, AL US
Stanley Gravino
Fred HatfieldLRMarch 18, 19256'1"171Lanett, AL US
Ralph HolmesRR6'1"190
Norman KoneyRMay 13, 19235'10"165Buffalo, NY US
Red LavigneRSeptember 2, 19235'9"195New Orleans, LA US
Ed LyonsRRMay 12, 19235'9"165Winston-Salem, NC US
Red MathisRRJanuary 13, 19226'0"200Adairsville, GA US
Jim McDonaldRRMay 17, 19275'10"185Grants Pass, OR US
Pete ModicaRRJanuary 25, 19246'0"145New Orleans, LA US
Robert NelsonLApril 20, 19285'9"168
Willard NixonLRJune 17, 19286'2"195Taylorsville, GA US
Karl OlsonRRJuly 6, 19306'3"205Ross, CA US
Bill PavlickRR5'10"175
Johnny PodgajnyRRJune 10, 19206'2"173Chester, PA US
Sid SchachtRRFebruary 3, 19185'11"170Bogota, NJ US
Joe StephensonRRJune 30, 19216'2"185Detroit, MI US
George StricklandRRJanuary 10, 19266'1"175New Orleans, LA US
Jim SucheckiRRAugust 25, 19276'0"185Chicago, IL US
Bill TannerRR6'4"212
Tommy TatumRRJuly 16, 19196'0"185Decatur, TX US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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