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The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. It is classified a Double-A league. It acquired its name in 1964, after the "South Atlantic League", which started in 1936, renamed itself to "Southern League"

History[[[Southern League (baseball)|edit]]]Edit

The original league was formed in 1885 and also played in 1887-1889. It was a non-classification organization. It disbanded in1899.

1885 Atlanta GA, Augusta GA, Birmingham AL, Chattanooga TN, Columbus GA, Macon GA, Memphis TN and Nashville TN

1887 Birmingham AL, Charleston SC, Memphis TN, Mobile AL, Nashville TN, New Orleans LA, and Savannah GA

1888 Birmingham AL, Charleston SC, Memphis TN, New Orleans LA

1889 Atlanta GA, Birmingham AL, Charleston/Atlanta SC/GA, Chattanooga TN, Memphis TN, Mobile AL, New Orleans LA

A new league, the Southern Association, was formed in 1900, consisting of twelve teams. The Association shut down after the 1961 campaign.

In 1964, the original South Atlantic League (nicknamed the "Sally League" and not related to the current league of the same name) changed its name to the Southern League. The original South Atlantic League was a mid- to higher-classification circuit that played from 1904 to 1917, 1919 to 1930 (when it was known as the South Atlantic Association), 1936 to 1942 and 1946 to 1963. The old South Atlantic League grew from Class C status to Class B (through 1942), then Class A (until 1962). In its final season, it was elevated to Double-A.

Makeup[[[Southern League (baseball)|edit]]]Edit

The Southern League is divided into two divisions, North and South. Before 2005, the divisions were East and West, but the move of the Greenville Braves to Mississippi after the 2004 season led to a realignment. The current league president is Lori Webb,[[|[1]]] the position was held by Steve DeSalvo as interim President for a few months due to the March 2012 death of former major league first baseman Don Mincher, who had held the position from 2000 to 2011 (the first year as an interim).[[|[2]]]

The Southern League maintains its headquarters in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia. Starting in the 2012 season, the Carolina Mudcats relocated to Pensacola, Florida to become the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.[[|[3]]] They will retain their Cincinnati Reds affiliation.

It is known popularly for the long bus rides players endure - leading to the injury Southern League Neck.

Current teams[[[Southern League (baseball)|edit]]] as of July 8 2013Edit

[[]]EnlargeMap of current Southern League teams[[]]Enlarge2011 game between the Carolina Mudcats and the Montgomery Biscuits

Division Team MLB Affiliation City Stadium Capacity
North Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox Birmingham, Alabama Regions Field 8,500
Chattanooga Lookouts Los Angeles Dodgers Chattanooga, Tennessee AT&T Field 6,340
Huntsville Stars Milwaukee Brewers Huntsville, Alabama Joe W. Davis Stadium 10,200
Jackson Generals Seattle Mariners Jackson, Tennessee Generals Park 6,000
Tennessee Smokies Chicago Cubs Sevierville, Tennessee Smokies Park 6,412
South Jacksonville Suns Miami Marlins Jacksonville, Florida Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville 11,000
Mississippi Braves Atlanta Braves Pearl, Mississippi Trustmark Park 8,480
Mobile BayBears Arizona Diamondbacks Mobile, Alabama Hank Aaron Stadium 6,000
Montgomery Biscuits Tampa Bay Rays Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium 7,000
Pensacola Blue Wahoos Cincinnati Reds Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Bayfront Stadium 5,038

South Atlantic League  1904 -1962Edit

1904    Augusta Ga, Charleston SC, Columbia SC, Jacksonville Fl, Macon GA, Savannah GA

1905-1908   No Teams enter or left the league.

1909    Chattanooga Tn and Columbus Ga enter the league

1910    Chareston and Chattanooga has left the league

1911    Albany Ga and Charleston SC enter the league.

1912    Augusta and Charleston left the league

1913    Charleston SC enter the league and Columbia has left the league

1914    Augusta Ga and Columbia SC enter the league

1915    No Teams enter or left the league.

1916    Montgomery Al enter the league and Savannah has left the league.

1917    Albany and Montgomery has left the league.

1918    Suspended Opeations

1919    Charlotte NC, Greenvile SC, and Spartanburg SC enter the league and Columbus, Jacksonville and Macon has left the league.

1920-1922 No Teams enter or left the league.

1923    Macon Ga enter the league and Charleston left the league

1924    Asheville NC enter the league and Columbia has left the league.

1925    Columbia SC and Knoxville Tn entr the league

1926-1929  No Teams enter or left the league.

1930    Knoxville and Spartanburg has left the league

1931-1935   Suspended Operations

1936    Columbus Ga, JacksonvilleFl and Savannah Ga enter the league and Asheville, Charlotte NC and Greenville has left the league

1937    No Teams enter or left the league.

1938    Greenville and Spartanburg enter the elague

1939-1940  No Teams enter or left the league.

1942    Charleston SC enter the league and Spartanburg has left the league

1943-1945   Suspended Operations

1946-1950   No Teams enter or left the league.

1951     Montgomery Al enter the league and Greenville has left the league

1952-1953   No Teams enter or left the league.

1954     Charlotte NC enter the league and Charleston left the league

1955-1956   No Teams enter or left the league.

1957     Knoxville Tn enter the league and Montgomery Al has left the league

1958     Columbia and Columbus has left the league

1959     Asheville NC, Charleston SC, and Columbus Ga enter the league and Augusta has left the League. During the Season, Columbus team move to Gastonia NC

1960     Columbia Sc enter the league and Gastonia has left the league.

1961     Greenville SC and Norfolk-Portsmouth VA enter the league and Macon and Savannah has left the league

1962     Augusta Ga, Macon Ga and and Savannah Ga enter the elague and Columbia, Charleston and jacksonville has left the league. During the season, Savannah move to Lynchburg VA

1963     Chattanooga Tn and Nashville Tn enter the league and Greenville and Norfolk has left the league

Southern League  1964-PresentEdit

1964     Asheville NC, Birmingham Al, Charlotte NC, Chattanooga Tn, Columbus Ga, Knoxville Tn, Lynchburg Va, Macon Ga

1965     Montgomery Al, enter the league and Macon has left the league.

1966     Evansville In, Macon Ga and Mobile Al enter the league and Birmingham, Chattanooga and Lynchburg has left the league.

1967     Birmingham Al enter the league and Asheville Columbus and Mobile has left the league.

1968     Asheville NC and Savannah Ga enter the league and Knoxville and Macon has left the league

1969     Columbus Ga enter the league and Evansville has left the league.

1970     Jacksonville Fl and Mobile Al enter the league.

1971     Mobile has left the league

1972     Knoxville Tn enter the league

1973     Orlando Fl enter the league.

1974-1975   No Teams enter or left the league.

1976     Charlotte NC and Chattanooga Tn enter the league and Asheville and Birmingham has left the league

1977     No Teams enter or left the league.

1978     Memphis Tn and Nashville Tn enter the league.

1979-1980   No Teams enter or left the league.

1981     Birmingham Al enter the league and Montgomery has left the league.

1982-1983   No Teams enter or left the league.

1984     Greenville SC enter the league and Savannah has left the league.

1985     Huntsville Al enter the league and Nashville has left the league.

1986-1990   No Teams enter or left the league.

1991     Zebulon NC enter the league and Columbus has left the league.

1992     No Teams enter or left the league.

1993     Nashville Tn enter the league and Charlotte has left the league.

1994     No Teams enter or left the league.

1995     Wilmington NC enter the league and Nashville left the league.

1996     No Teams enter or left the league.

1997     Mobile Al enter the league and Wilmington has left the league.

1998     Jackson Tn enter the league and Memphis has left the league.

1999-2003   No Teams enter or left the league.

2004     Montgomery Al enter the league and Orlando has left the league

2005     Pearl Ms enter the league and Greenville has left the league.

2006-2011  No Teams enter or left the league.

2012     Pensacola Fl enter the league and Zeublon has left the league.

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