Birmingham Black Barons (1924-1948)

200 Greatest Birmingham Black Barons

  1. Satchel Paige p, 1927–1965 29
  2. Sam Streeter p, 1921–1936 27
  3. Artie Wilson ss, 1944–1951 27
  4. Piper Davis 2b, 1942–1948 25
  5. Ed Steele rf, 1942–1948 23
  6. Harry Salmon p, 1924–1935 20
  7. Roy Parnell lf, 1927–1943 17
  8. Tommy Sampson 2b, 1940–1948 16
  9. Poindexter Williams c, 1921–1933 15
  10. David Whatley rf, 1937–1944 10
  11. Bill Powell p, 1946–1948 9
  12. Mule Suttles 1b, 1924–1944 9
  13. Robert Poindexter p, 1924–1929 8
  14. Jimmie Newberry p, 1943–1948 8
  15. Sandy Thompson lf, 1923–1932 7
  16. Clarence Smith rf, 1921–1933 7
  17. Dan Bankhead p, 1940–1951 7
  18. Felix McLaurin cf, 1942–1946 6
  19. Lester Lockett lf, 1937–1948 6
  20. Lyman Bostock 1b, 1940–1948 6
  21. Lloyd Davenport cf, 1935–1945 5
  22. Ray Sheppard 3b, 1924–1932 5
  23. Andy Drake c, 1932–1939 4
  24. George Nash p, 1928–1933 4
  25. Johnny Ray cf, 1937–1945 4
  26. Paul Hardy c, 1932–1943 4
  27. Clyde Spearman rf, 1935–1946 4
  28. Charlie Blackwell rf, 1920–1928 4
  29. Gready McKinnis p, 1941–1945 3
  30. George McAllister 1b, 1924–1934 3
  31. Johnny Markham p, 1930–1945 3
  32. Jay Heard p, 1946–1954 3
  33. Bo Mitchell p, 1937–1938 3
  34. Leonard Henderson 3b, 1930–1932 3
  35. Bob Smith c, 1930–1944 3
  36. Bill Perkins c, 1928–1948 3
  37. Alfred Saylor p, 1941–1945 3
  38. Pinky Ward cf, 1924–1932 3
  39. Clarence Palm c, 1927–1946 2
  40. Eli Chism lf, 1946–1947 2
  41. Bill McCall p, 1922–1931 2
  42. Dave Thomas 1b, 1929–1946 2
  43. Eddie Snead p, 1940–1942 2
  44. Geechie Meredith 2b, 1924–1930 2
  45. Ruben Jones rf, 1924–1934 2
  46. Leroy Morney ss, 1932–1944 2
  47. Saul Davis ss, 1925–1934 2
  48. Jim Zapp lf, 1945–1948 2
  49. Nat Rogers rf, 1923–1945 2
  50. John Huber c, 1941–1947 2
  51. Parnell Woods 3b, 1937–1945 2
  52. Jabbo Andrews lf, 1930–1942 2
  53. Alonzo Boone p, 1929–1947 2
  54. Jim West 1b, 1930–1948 2
  55. Columbus Vance p, 1927–1933 2
  56. Square Moore p, 1924–1928 2
  57. Bill Greason p, 1948–1954 2
  58. Alonzo Perry p, 1946–1948 2
  59. Willie Nixon rf, 1940–1941 2
  60. Jesse Warren 3b, 1940–1948 2
  61. Jesse Douglas 2b, 1940–1945 2
  62. Shirley Petway c, 1932–1944 2
  63. Sammy Burton 3b, 1940 2
  64. Fred Bankhead 2b, 1937–1948 2
  65. Raymond Austin p, 1930–1932 2
  66. George Dixon c, 1920–1934 1
  67. Diamond Pipkins p, 1929–1942 1
  68. John Britton 3b, 1940–1948 1
  69. Terris McDuffie lf, 1930–1945 1
  70. Willie Cornelius p, 1929–1946 1
  71. Jack Bruton rf, 1937–1941 1
  72. Milt Laurent 2b, 1929–1932 1
  73. Joe Scott 1b, 1948 1
  74. Leandy Young lf, 1940–1945 1
  75. Bill Carter , 1930–1938 1
  76. Earl Ashby c, 1945–1948 1
  77. Cap Tyson c, 1938–1941 1
  78. Freddie Shepard , 1943–1946 1
  79. Melvin Coleman ss, 1937 1
  80. Jimmie Crutchfield cf, 1930–1945 1
  81. Charles Wesley rf, 1921–1939 1
  82. Dizzy Dismukes p, 1920–1932 1
  83. Alvin Gipson p, 1941–1946 1
  84. Specs Ellis p, 1940–1944 1
  85. Julius Osley p, 1937–1938 1
  86. Red Howard p, 1937–1946 1
  87. Earl Bumpus lf, 1944–1948 1
  88. Bill Foster p, 1923–1937 1
  89. Goose Tatum 1b, 1941–1948 1
  90. Otto Mitchell 2b, 1930 1
  91. Chuffy Alexander lf, 1927–1932 1
  92. J.H. Hamilton 2b, 1924–1927 1
  93. Joe Spencer 2b, 1942–1948 1
  94. Sam Barber p, 1940 1
  95. Bubbles Anderson 2b, 1922–1925 1
  96. Buddy Allen cf, 1940 1
  97. Bill Gatewood p, 1920–1927 0
  98. Eppie Hamilton c, 1924–1937 0
  99. Nora Listach rf, 1941 0
  100. Henry McCall 1b, 1937–1945 0
  101. Jimmy Reynolds 1b, 1946 0
  102. Jim Canada 1b, 1937–1945 0
  103. Jimmy Ford 2b, 1937–1945 0
  104. Nat Trammell 1b, 1930 0
  105. Samuel Burris p, 1940 0
  106. Eddie Vines , 1940 0
  107. John Shackelford 3b, 1924–1930 0
  108. Willie Ferrell p, 1937–1943 0
  109. Jack McLaurin c, 1945–1948 0
  110. Jimmy Wilson cf, 1940–1941 0
  111. Curtis Hollingsworth p, 1947 0
  112. Johnny Juran p, 1924 0
  113. James Dailey 1b, 1945 0
  114. Thurston p, 1938 0
  115. Quicksey lf, 1937 0
  116. Porter Dallas 3b, 1929–1932 0
  117. Joe Hewitt ss, 1920–1932 0
  118. Floyd Holston p, 1937 0
  119. Samuel Williams p, 1947–1948 0
  120. Claude Johnson 3b, 1922–1930 0
  121. Cowan Hyde rf, 1927–1948 0
  122. Collins Jones ss, 1943–1945 0
  123. Carl Smith ss, 1938 0
  124. Bert Johnson rf, 1932–1938 0
  125. Horace Davis 2b, 1938 0
  126. Bill Bradford rf, 1938–1945 0
  127. Jim Starks 1b, 1927–1946 0
  128. Tom Garrett cf, 1930 0
  129. Andrew Cephas ss, 1938 0
  130. Bob Miller 2b, 1924–1932 0
  131. Cunningham p, 1932 0
  132. James Bizzle lf, 1947 0
  133. Sam Bankhead ss, 1932–1948 0
  134. Edward Salters rf, 1925–1937 0
  135. Richard Cannon p, 1928–1932 0
  136. Bill Charter 1b, 1943–1946 0
  137. Jones cf, 1946 0
  138. Spike Bland c, 1941 0
  139. Jimmie Armstead rf, 1938–1946 0
  140. Pee Wee Jenkins p, 1944–1948 0
  141. Spoon Carter p, 1932–1948 0
  142. A.J. Dykes 2b, 1929 0
  143. Verne Perkins 3b, 1929 0
  144. Clarence Lamar ss, 1937–1943 0
  145. Arthur Jones , 1925–1926 0
  146. Leaman Johnson ss, 1941–1945 0
  147. Murray p, 1938 0
  148. Red Bass c, 1940 0
  149. Williams c, 1944 0
  150. Albert Shaw c, 1942 0
  151. Marshall c, 1929 0
  152. Earl Little c, 1938–1942 0
  153. Murphy c, 1930 0
  154. A.D. Lewis 1b, 1937 0
  155. Wells c, 1941 0
  156. Julius Jones lf, 1938–1940 0
  157. Sullivan c, 1937 0
  158. English c, 1944 0
  159. Candy Jim Taylor 3b, 1920–1942 0
  160. LeRoy Taylor rf, 1925–1934 0
  161. Raymond Taylor c, 1932–1944 0
  162. Benny Fields 3b, 1938–1941 0
  163. Tipton c, 1942 0
  164. Don Bennett c, 1930 0
  165. Herbert Gay p, 1929–1930 0
  166. Powell c, 1928 0
  167. Leon Morgan rf, 1928 0
  168. Hayes p, 1928 0
  169. John Gregory p, 1940 0
  170. Quincy Smith lf, 1943–1945 0
  171. Johnnie Cowan 2b, 1940–1948 0
  172. Ben Henderson p, 1937 0
  173. Fay Washington p, 1940–1945 0
  174. Herman Roth c, 1923–1925 0
  175. Joe Wiley 3b, 1947–1948 0
  176. Willie Mays cf, 1948–1973 0
  177. Dock Williams , 1927 0
  178. Jim Willis p, 1928–1939 0
  179. Red Haley 2b, 1928 0
  180. Rufus Battle c, 1924 0
  181. John Moore ss, 1929 0
  182. Earl Gurley lf, 1922–1932 0
  183. Roger Harris rf, 1942 0
  184. Willie Young p, 1945 0
  185. Lewis Means c, 1924–1928 0
  186. Johnson rf, 1928 0
  187. Cool Turner ss, 1923–1932 0
  188. John Taylor 1b, 1943 0
  189. Giles rf, 1928 0
  190. Nelson Dean p, 1925–1932 0
  191. Jack Riley 2b, 1945 0
  192. Walter Trehearn 1b, 1944–1945 0
  193. Leonard Lindsay 1b, 1935–1946 0
  194. Jesse Matthews 1b, 1942 0
  195. Johnny Smith rf, 1940–1948 0
  196. Leo Sanders ss, 1937–1942 0
  197. Harvey Peterson lf, 1932 0
  198. Johnson c, 1929 0
  199. George Fiall ss, 1924–1929 0
  200. Lou Dials rf, 1927–1933 0

Greatest Birmingham Black Barons by Hall Rating

Satchel Paige Photo
  1. Satchel Paige
  2. Sam Streeter
  3. Artie Wilson
  4. Piper Davis
  5. Ed Steele

All-Time Team by Hall Rating with the Birmingham Black Barons (known issues and limitations)

  1. C: Poindexter Williams (15)
  2. 1B: Mule Suttles (9)
  3. 2B: Piper Davis (25)
  4. 3B: Ray Sheppard (5)
  5. SS: Artie Wilson (27)
  6. LF: Roy Parnell (17)
  7. CF: Felix McLaurin (6)
  8. RF: Ed Steele (23)
  9. P: Satchel Paige (29)

Bench

  1. 2B: Tommy Sampson (16)
  2. RF: David Whatley (10)
  3. LF: Sandy Thompson (7)
  4. RF: Clarence Smith (7)
  5. LF: Lester Lockett (6)
  6. 1B: Lyman Bostock (6)
  7. CF: Lloyd Davenport (5)

Bullpen

  1. P: Sam Streeter (27)
  2. P: Harry Salmon (20)
  3. P: Bill Powell (9)
  4. P: Robert Poindexter (8)
  5. P: Jimmie Newberry (8)
  6. P: Dan Bankhead (7)
  7. P: George Nash (4)
  8. P: Gready McKinnis (3)
  9. P: Johnny Markham (3)