1910 Birmingham Barons
The Barons were part of the 8-team Southern Association. Woodward purchased the team in February from J. William McQueen and immediately drew up plans for a magnificent new ballpark. He retained player-manager Carlton Molesworth after Miller Huggins turned down the job.
Molesworth led the 1910 team in hits with 152 in 144 games. Star pitcher Harry Coveleski started 30 games and compiled a 21-10 record with a 1.21 ERA for the season. Woodward had acquired Coveleski and outfielder Bob Messenger for $1,000 each from the Chicago White Sox.
- Pitchers: Louis Bauer, Harry Coveleski, Earle Flaherty, Moxie Manuel, Otis Stockdale, Ivor Wagner
- Infielders: Rowdy Elliott, Ray Ryan, Frank Gygli, Bill McGilvray, Art Marcan, Burleigh Emery, Roy Ellam, Al Newton
- Outfielders: Clyde McBride, Bobby Messenger, Carlton Molesworth
Opening Day at Rickwood
Woodward inserted himself into the roster and tossed out the first pitch, a called ball, before turning the mound over to Coveleski. Molesworth scored the first Barons run, but Darrill Pratt gave the Climbers two runs, posting the visitors to a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th. When Climbers pitcher Bill Duggleby put the Baron's leadoff man on base by hitting him with the pitch, Molesworth loaded the bases and tied the game with four consecutive bunts. The next batter, Burleigh Emery, drove in the winning run.
- Barra, Allen (May 2010) The Old Ball Game. Birmingham magazine
- 1910 Birmingham Barons at Baseball-Reference.com