NPR Broadcasts Piece on the 1964 Birmingham Barons

NPR’s “All Things Considered” carried this morning an audio piece concerning the 1964 Birmingham Barons, Birmingham first integrated baseball team.

Please see link below.  Once on the NPR page, click the “Southern League Birmingham Barons” button.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=213739052&m=213743875

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~ by rickwood on August 20, 2013.

One Response to “NPR Broadcasts Piece on the 1964 Birmingham Barons”

  1. Santiago Rosario was a member of the 1964 and 1965 Birmingham Barons baseball teams of the Southern League.The first integrated minor league team in the South. He was a 1st baseman/outfielder. He also played in 81 games with the 1965 Kansas City Athletics, when he was “called-up” by the majors league team. He hit .233, had 8 RBI’s, and also hit 3 homeruns. His managers at Birmingham were Mel McGaha, and Haywood Sullivan(also in the majors with the Kansas City Athletics).
    He was also a teammate of Reggie Jackson, Dave Duncan and Rollie Fingers with the 1967 Birmingham Athletics of the Southern League. His manager was John McNamara.
    He also played for the Puerto Rico national baseball team in 1959. Was drafted by the St Louis Cardinals in 1959, and traded to the Athletics in 1964. He also belonged to the Atlanta Braves, and played in Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
    Mr. Santiago Rosario was my step-father’s brother, and he passed away in his native Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on September 06, 2013. He was 74 years old. May God bless his soul, and is resting in peace.
    Mr. Santiago Rosario was my step-father’s brother. Mr. Santiago Rosario passed away in his native Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, on September 06, 2013.
    He was 74 years old.

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