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Barons Baseball brought magic back to downtown.

By Joe O’Donnell     

Photo by Chuck St. John

 

Baseball came alive last year in an extraordinary way as the Birmingham Barons took the field in the new $64 million Regions Field adjacent to Railroad Park.

The Barons, owned since 2005 by former Time, Inc., Chairman and CEO Don Logan and his sons, Jeff and Stan, celebrated the inaugural season at Regions Field by capturing the franchise’s 14th championship and first since 2002.

The Barons drew 396,820 fans during the ballpark’s inaugural season, the second-highest total in the modern era of the franchise (since 1964) and the fourth-highest total in Southern League history.

 

The new ballpark and the Barons’ tremendous year was more evidence of Birmingham’s rejuvenation.

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