Southern League (baseball)

Southern League (baseball)

Infobox sports league
title = Southern League

pixels = 150px
caption = Southern League logo
sport = Baseball
founded = 1964
motto =
teams = 10
country = USA
champion = Mississippi Braves
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website = []

The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. It is classified a Double-A league. The original league was formed in by|1885, but it had to shut down in by|1899. A new league, the Southern Association, was formed in by|1900, consisting of twelve teams. The Association shut down after the by|1961 campaign.

In by|1964, the original South Atlantic League (not related to the current league of the same name), changed its name to the Southern League. The original "Sally League" was a mid- to higher-classification circuit that played from 1904 to 1917, 1919 to 1930, 1936 to 1942 and 1946 to 1963. The old Sally 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.

The Southern League is divided into two divisions. 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 divisions are now North and South.

Current teams

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Current team rosters


Complete list of teams (1964–present)

* Asheville Orioles
* Asheville Tourists
* Birmingham A's
* Birmingham Barons
* Carolina Mudcats
* Charlotte Hornets
* Charlotte Knights
* Charlotte O's
* Chattanooga Lookouts
* Columbus Astros
* Columbus Confederate Yankees
* Columbus White Sox
* Evansville White Sox
* Greenville Braves
* Huntsville Stars
* Jacksonville Expos
* Jacksonville Suns
* Knoxville Blue Jays
* Knoxville Smokies
* Knoxville Sox
* Lynchburg White Sox
* Macon Peaches
* Memphis Chicks
* Mississippi Braves
* Mobile A's
* Mobile BayBears
* Mobile White Sox
* Mobile Soldiers
* Montgomery Biscuits
* Montgomery Rebels
* Nashville Sounds
* Nashville Xpress
* Orlando Cubs
* Orlando Rays
* Orlando Sun Rays
* Orlando Twins
* Port City Roosters
* Richmond Virginians
* Savannah Braves
* Savannah Indians
* Savannah Senators
* Tennessee Smokies
* West Tenn Diamond Jaxx

ee also

*List of Southern League champions
*Sports league attendances

External links

* [ Official website]

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