2015 Birmingham Barons

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The 2015 Birmingham Barons was the third Barons team to play in downtown Birmingham's Regions Field. The team opened their 2015 campaign with a game against the Mobile BayBears on April 9.

The season marked the Logan family's 9th season as team Owners and the team's 30th season as a Chicago White Sox AA affiliate. They played in the North division of the Southern League along with the Huntsville Stars, Chattanooga Lookouts, Jackson Generals and Tennessee Smokies.

Julio Vinas entered his third season as field manager. Jamie Dismuke was the team's batting coach and Britt Burns coached pitchers.

Since 2008, the Barons have worn white pinstripes with black caps with a white Gothic "B" outlined in red at home, and road grays inspired by the uniforms worn by the Negro American League champion 1948 Birmingham Black Barons.

Roster


Schedule (33-36, .478)

First Half (33-36, .478)

The Barons finished the first half in fourth place in the North Division, 10½ games behind first-half winner Chattanooga.

Second Half (0-0)

Notable games

The 2015 Rickwood Classic was held on Wednesday May 27 in front of 7,046 mid-day spectators at Rickwood Field. The Jacksonville Suns won the game 8-2 with Kendry Flores earning the victory with 2 runs allowed in six innings. Catcher Adrian Nieto drove in both of the Barons' runs, one a solo home run shot over the right-field bleachers. Barons starter Myles Jaye pitched five innings and gave up three runs. Two other runners scored on Jeremy Farrell's throwing error from third. Suns first baseman David Adams went 5-for-5 from the plate, improving his average to .356.

In the 2015 Southern League All Star Game in Montgomery, the Barons were represented by pitcher Frankie Montas, catcher Adrian Nieto, shortstop Tim Anderson, second baseman Joey DiMichele, and outfielder Jacob May. Montas pitched a third of an inning, allowing one hit and no runs. Nieto went 2-for-2 at the plate, plating one runner and scoring on two hits. DiMichele reached on a walk and scored. Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and run scored in the 9-0 North Division victory and was named the game's Most Valuable Player, on his 22nd birthday. He was the first Barons All-Star MVP since Alex Fernandez with the 2002 Birmingham Barons.

References

  • Stein, Kelsey (April 8, 2015) "Birmingham Barons baseball is back as momentum continues in Parkside district." The Birmingham News

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