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Major League Affiliation: Chicago White Sox
Minor League Affiliation: Southern League
Division: South Division
Class Level: Double-A
Home Stadium: Regions Field
Birmingham Barons TicketsWhile the state of Alabama has three Double-A baseball teams, the Birmingham Barons undoubtedly have one of the longest and richest traditions of all. The franchise dates all the way back to 1885, and their first of 14 titles came in 1906. Many future Hall of Famers have spent time in Birmingham, and even Michael Jordan famously played for the Barons during a brief hiatus from his NBA career. Today, the Birmingham Barons continuously draw the most attendance of any Southern League team, landing the number one spot for an incredible seven straight years. Regions Field, the Barons’ home stadium, opened in 2013 and has since been named one of the best Minor League ballparks in the country. The Birmingham Barons have been the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox since 1986 and most recently won the Southern League championship in 2013. Buy your Birmingham Barons tickets at StubHub today to enjoy an exciting ballgame at Regions Field.
Where are Birmingham Barons games played?The Birmingham Barons play their home games at Regions Field. With a capacity of 8,500 seats, the ballpark is a modern and state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Birmingham. It features views of the skyline and other landmarks with an eye towards reflecting the city’s diverse heritage. Regions Field features many different amenities for fans, including luxury suites, club seating, group areas and most importantly, an affordable and family-friendly environment. Since opening in 2013, Regions Field has proven to be immensely popular amongst Barons fans. Not only does Regions Field attract the most fans in all of the Southern League, but they usually beat the next closest team by at least 50,000 people. Regions Field is now a staple of the downtown area and Birmingham Barons tickets are a hot commodity. You can always find the best tickets to any Barons game at StubHub.
Who are some of the best Birmingham Barons players in history?Several notable players in the history of the Birmingham Barons have not only gone on to careers in Major League Baseball, but eventually to the Hall of Fame. Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers and Frank Thomas are all Barons alumni who have later been honored in Cooperstown. Several notable White Sox players have passed through Birmingham, including Mike Cameron, Robin Ventura, Joe Crede, Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. However, the most well-known Barons player of all time is undoubtedly NBA superstar Michael Jordan. Jordan played for the Barons for the entirety of the 1994 season.
Who are some of the common opponents on the Birmingham Barons’ schedule?The Birmingham Barons play in the Southern League’s South Division. The five-team division also includes the Montgomery Biscuits, Jackson Generals, Chattanooga Lookouts and the Tennessee Smokies.
Who is the manager of the Birmingham Barons?The Birmingham Barons are managed by Justin Jirschele, who will be at the helm for the first time in 2020. After finishing third in the South Division in 2019, Jirschele will aim to take the Barons back to the playoffs. He has previous experience managing several minor league teams in the White Sox organization, and his father was a member of the Kansas City Royals’ World Series-winning coaching staff.
What was the Birmingham Barons’ record in 2019?The Birmingham Barons’ schedule in the first half of 2019 proved to be difficult, as the team was on pace to finish last in the division. However, they recovered and went on to finish third in the South. With a 64-72 record on the year, the Barons finished with nearly the exact same record as 2018. Now with a new manager and revamped lineup within the impressive White Sox farm system, the Birmingham Barons will be a team to watch in 2020.
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