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Autumn is creeping up on the boys of the summer of '64...And on a powder-blue May afternoon, one of those days God made for baseball, nearly a dozen guys from that 1964 Birmingham Barons team -- the first integrated ball club in the team's, or this
The Birmingham News Chadwick Boseman's double, Jasha Balcom runs to first base as the camera follows up the first base line. A new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson's first year in the Major League entitled "42" is being filmed this week at
Birmingham and Hoover remain in conflict over the Barons baseball team, but Birmingham Mayor William Bell said Jefferson County's two largest cities are still united when it comes to retaining the SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover's Regions Park.
The Birmingham Barons have sent notice to the city of Hoover that they will exercise an option to extend their lease at Regions Park for five years. But the Barons hope that the minor-league baseball team and the city can reach an agreement that will
The Birmingham News The Birmingham Barons plan to return to their namesake city after more than 20 years in Hoover, team owners and Mayor William Bell announced Thursday. Bell and Barons owner Don Logan signed a tentative agreement with the city to
The development of a baseball stadium downtown would be part of a redevelopment master plan for an area that stretches from Southside to Titusville, Mayor William Bell said Monday. The council this morning is set to vote on a plan to increase the
Mayor William Bell and Birmingham Barons owner Don Logan have agreed to meet to discuss the possibility of the minor league team moving to a proposed baseball park downtown. Bell, in a letter to Logan, formally asked the team to move to Birmingham.
Bell said they would generate a combined $22 million annual economic impact. The city's plan to finance the hotel is $5 million a year, consisting of $3 million from the city's occupational tax and two-thirds of the city's current 3 percent lodging
Yankees I hit from the right side, said Earnest, who was playing in a wood bat tournament at the park. Maybe I need to get in there lefty just so I can say I stood where Babe Ruth stood...After all, lawyers from Chicago flew here one weekend and
A 44-cent stamp due out this month honoring the former Negro Leagues shows an unnamed baseball player sliding into the plate just ahead of the throw in a generic ballpark of the 1940s or '50s. It easily could be Cleophus Brown. "This is a big deal