BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Former Birmingham Baron, Larry Colton says in 1964, there were no black police officers in the city.
But it was that year that the Barons broke color barriers in Alabama.
Colton wrote about the experience in a new book, "Southern Leagues", which is officially on bookstore shelves.
It was a time for baseball stories and catching up.
After all, it was each other that made them the first integrated baseball team in the South. ...Read more
BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Wednesday was a nice day for some baseball.
The Birmingham Barons are once again back in the magic city and the first pitch in their brand new ballpark Wednesday night
It was an electric atmosphere all night at regions field in Downtown Birmingham and the fans were glad to see baseball back in town.
“This is where they started and they're coming back tonight. I think all the fans in the community are very excited about it,” Don Logan, owner of the Barons, said. ...Read more
BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Wednesday is opening day for the new Regions Field in Downtown Birmingham.
A ribbon cutting is planned for 4:30 p.m. with officials from around the state and the City of Birmingham, including Governor Robert Bentley.
WVUA will bring you live coverage on the WVUA News at 6 and 10.
First pitch in the new stadium is set for 7:05 p.m. against the Mississippi Braves.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Marcell Dareus is all smiles now that the rookie defensive lineman has put the charge back in the Buffalo Bills pass rush. The first-round pick out of Alabama was busy back-slapping teammates and flashing a toothy grin among reporters Monday, a day after the sack-happy Bills' 23-0 win over the Washington Redskins. Dareus had 2 1/2 of Buffalo's nine sacks in helping the team improve to 5-2 heading into an AFC East showdown against the New York Jets (4-3) this weekend. ...Read more
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for his first victory in NASCAR's top series. ...Read more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul Menard has won his first career Sprint Cup Series race by conserving fuel then holding off Jeff Gordon to pull off an upset victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Menard's victory Sunday continued the trend of first-time winners this season in NASCAR's crown jewel events. ...Read more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500. Ragan was the leader on a late restart in NASCAR's biggest race of the year, but he was penalized for passing too early. That cost him what would have been the biggest win of his career. ...Read more