1961 National Runners-Up 1973 National Runners-Up 1975 National Runners-Up

1963 Altoona Regional Champions

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
65  33 - 32 0.508 353 375 -22

Joined 1957
First Tournament 1957
Last Tournament 1976
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 21
Regionals 6
Tournaments 16
   
Best Finish 2nd
Worst Finish 16th
Average Finish 8th
DNQs 5
   
Upper Bracket 0
Lower Bracket 0

 

1st   Finalist 3
2nd 3
3rd 1 At or above
500
9
4th 2
5th  
6th  
7th 3
8th  
9th 2 Below
500
7
10th  
11th 2
12th  
13th 2
14th  
15th  
16th+ 1

About Birmingham

Birmingham joined the AAABA in the 1957 as the first (and still only) team from Alabama. After back-to-back 9th place finishes in their first two years, V. Nash Carmichael's clubs put together a string of three strong seasons. A fourth place finish in 1959 was followed by a third in 1960. The Lions' Club team then lost in the 1961 finals to fellow southerners from New Orleans. Carmichael guided his teams back to the finals in 1973 (Woodhaven Lakes) and 1975 (Buckner Chevrolet) but finished in 2nd both times. Birmingham's last year in competition was in 1977.

In 1963 at the Altoona Regional, Birmingham started undefeated with wins over Pittsburgh and Northern Virginia. On Sunday, they dropped a 13-inning bout to Pittsburgh but rallied for a 5-1 victory in the second game to win the regional.


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