1914 Birmingham Barons

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The 1914 Barons at Rockwood Field. Manager Carlton Molesworth out front and owner Rick Woodward third in line

The 1914 Birmingham Barons were the 4th Birmingham Barons team to play at Rickwood Field, built by owner Rick Woodward in 1910.

The Barons were managed, for the fourth straight year, by Carlton Molesworth, who played outfield for the Barons. The team went 88-62 and won the 8-team Southern Association pennant for the third time behind a strong pitching line-up. The team went on to play in the Minor Leagues Championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers, but lost, 4 games to 2.

Pete Knisely led the team with a .353 batting average with 13 triples and 9 home runs in 99 appearances. Manager Molesworth was not far behind at .338 in 23 games.

Despite the throwing talent on the roster, Molesworth convinced Woodward to trade for rising 20-year-old phenom Burleigh Grimes, who proved himself the next season and went on to a Hall of Fame career in the Major Leagues.



Birmingham Barons
Birmingham Black Barons * Managers * Records * Rickwood Classic * Teams
Venues: Slag Pile Field, Rickwood Field, Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Regions Field
Managers: Harry Vaughn, Carlton Molesworth, Rick Woodward, Phil Cavaretta, Terry Francona
Barons: Jeff Abbott, Wilson Alvarez, Sal Bando, Jason Bere, Vida Blue, Mark Buehrle, Mike Cameron, Joe Crede, Rob Dibble, Ray Durham, Scott Eyre, Rollie Fingers, John Garland, Burleigh Grimes, Roberto Hernandez, Catfish Hunter, Bo Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Howard Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tony LaRussa, Carlos Lee, Rube Marquard, Jack McDowell, Miguel Olivo, Magglio Ordonez, Aaron Rowand, Pie Traynor, Bob Wickman, Bobby Thigpen, Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura
Black Barons: Lorenzo "Piper" Davis, Willie Foster, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, Willie Wells

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