Black Baseball’s Last Team Standing

The Birmingham Black Barons, 1919–1962

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About the Book

The Birmingham Black Barons was a nationally known team in baseball’s Negro leagues from 1920-1962. Among its storied players were Baseball Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Mule Suttles. The Black Barons played in the final Negro Leagues World Series in 1948 and were a major drawing card when barnstorming throughout the United States and parts of Canada. This book chronicles the team’s history and presents the only comprehensive roster of the hundreds of men who wore the Black Barons uniform.

About the Author(s)

Retired journalist and freelance writer, William J. Plott has been a member of the Society for American Baseball Research since 1971 and a member of SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee since its inception. He was also a member of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group that compiled Negro league statistics for the Hall of Fame. He lives in Montevallo, Alabama.

Bibliographic Details

William J. Plott
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7788-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3603-0
Imprint: McFarland