List of Southern League champions

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Past baseball champions in the Southern League. The circuit was known as the South Atlantic ("Sally") League (1904–1917; 1936–1942; 1946–1963) and the South Atlantic Association (1919–1930).

1904-1963[edit]

  • 1904 Macon
  • 1905 Macon
  • 1906 Savannah
  • 1907 Charleston
  • 1908 Jacksonville
  • 1909 Chattanooga
  • 1910 Columbus
  • 1911 Columbus
  • 1912 Jacksonville
  • 1913 Savannah
  • 1914 Savannah
  • 1915 Columbia
  • 1916 Augusta
  • 1917 Columbia
  • 1918 (not in operation)
  • 1919 Columbia
  • 1920 Columbia
  • 1921 Columbia
  • 1922 Charleston
  • 1923 Charlotte
  • 1924 Augusta
  • 1925 Spartanburg
  • 1926 Greenville
  • 1927 Greenville
  • 1928 Asheville
  • 1929 Knoxville
  • 1930 Greenville
  • 1931 (not in operation)
  • 1932 (not in operation)
  • 1933 (not in operation)
  • 1934 (not in operation)
  • 1935 (not in operation)
  • 1936 Columbus
  • 1937 Savannah
  • 1938 Macon
  • 1939 Augusta
  • 1940 Columbia
  • 1941 Columbia
  • 1942 Macon
  • 1943 (not in operation)
  • 1944 (not in operation)
  • 1945 (not in operation)
  • 1946 Augusta
  • 1947 Savannah
  • 1948 Greenville
  • 1949 Macon
  • 1950 Macon
  • 1951 Montgomery
  • 1952 Montgomery
  • 1953 Savannah
  • 1954 Savannah
  • 1955 Augusta
  • 1956 Jacksonville
  • 1957 Charlotte
  • 1958 Macon
  • 1959 Gastonia
  • 1960 Savannah
  • 1961 Asheville
  • 1962 Macon
  • 1963 Augusta

"Southern League" 1964-Present [1][edit]

  • 1964 Lynchburg White Sox (1)
  • 1965 Columbus Confederate Yankees (1)
  • 1966 Mobile Athletics (1)
  • 1967 Birmingham A's (1)
  • 1968 Asheville Tourists (1)
  • 1969 Charlotte Hornets (1)
  • 1970 Columbus Astros (1)
  • 1971 Charlotte Hornets (defeated Asheville, 2-1)
  • 1972 Montgomery Rebels (defeated Asheville, 3-0)
  • 1973 Montgomery Rebels (defeated Jacksonville, 3-1)
  • 1974 Knoxville Knox Sox (defeated Jacksonville, 3-2)
  • 1975 Montgomery Rebels (defeated Orlando, 3-0)
  • 1976 Montgomery Rebels (defeated Orlando, 3-1)
  • 1977 Montgomery Rebels (defeated Jacksonville, 2-0)
  • 1978 Knoxville Knox Sox (defeated Savannah, 2-1)
  • 1979 Nashville Sounds (defeated Columbus, 3-1)
  • 1980 Charlotte O's (defeated Memphis, 3-1)
  • 1981 Orlando Twins (defeated Nashville, 3-1)
  • 1982 Nashville Sounds (defeated Jacksonville, 3-1)
  • 1983 Birmingham Barons (defeated Jacksonville, 3-1)
  • 1984 Charlotte O's (defeated Knoxville, 3-1)
  • 1985 Huntsville Stars (defeated Charlotte, 3-2)
  • 1986 Columbus Astros (defeated Huntsville, 3-2)
  • 1987 Birmingham Barons (defeated Charlotte, 3-1)
  • 1988 Chattanooga Lookouts (defeated Greenville, 3-0)
  • 1989 Birmingham Barons (defeated Greenville, 3-0)
  • 1990 Memphis Chicks (defeated Orlando, 3-2)
  • 1991 Orlando SunRays (defeated Birmingham, 3-1)
  • 1992 Greenville Braves (defeated Chattanooga, 3-2)
  • 1993 Birmingham Barons (defeated Knoxville, 3-1)
  • 1994 Huntsville Stars (defeated Carolina, 3-1)
  • 1995 Carolina Mudcats (defeated Chattanooga, 3-2)
  • 1996 Jacksonville Suns (defeated Chattanooga, 3-1)
  • 1997 Greenville Braves (defeated Huntsville, 3-2)
  • 1998 Mobile BayBears (defeated Jacksonville, 3-1)
  • 1999 Orlando Rays (defeated West Tenn, 3-1)
  • 2000 West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (defeated Jacksonville, 3-2)
  • 2001 Jacksonville Suns & Huntsville Stars (2)
  • 2002 Birmingham Barons (defeated Jacksonville, 3-0)
  • 2003 Carolina Mudcats (defeated Huntsville, 3-2)
  • 2004 Mobile BayBears & Tennessee Smokies (3)
  • 2005 Jacksonville Suns (defeated West Tenn, 3-1)
  • 2006 Montgomery Biscuits (defeated Huntsville, 3-1)
  • 2007 Montgomery Biscuits (defeated Huntsville, 3-2)
  • 2008 Mississippi Braves (defeated Carolina, 3-2)
  • 2009 Jacksonville Suns (defeated Tennessee, 3-1)
  • 2010 Jacksonville Suns (defeated Tennessee, 3-1)
  • 2011 Mobile BayBears (defeated Tennessee, 3-1)
  • 2012 Mobile BayBears (defeated Jackson, 3-1)
  • 2013 Birmingham Barons (defeated Mobile, 3-2)
  • 2014 Jacksonville Suns (defeated Chattanooga, 3-0)


(1) - 1964-1970, No playoffs were held

(2) - Championship series cancelled because of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Teams declared co-champions.

(3) - Championship series cancelled because of Hurricane Ivan striking during playoff series. Teams declared co-champions.

Southern League Titles by organization[edit]

Current organizations in bold. Organizations that are now defunct or in other leagues in italics.

  • Birmingham Barons - 7
    • Birmingham A's - 1967
    • Birmingham Barons - 1983, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2002, 2013


  • Jacksonville Suns - 6
    • Jacksonville Suns - 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014


  • Montgomery Rebels - 5
    • Montgomery Rebels - 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Montgomery Biscuits - 5
    • Orlando Twins - 1981
    • Orlando SunRays - 1991
    • Orlando Rays - 1999
    • Montgomery Biscuits - 2006, 2007
  • Pensacola Blue Wahoos - 5
    • Lynchburg White Sox - 1964
    • Columbus Astros - 1970, 1986
    • Carolina Mudcats - 1995, 2003


  • Mobile BayBears - 4
    • Mobile BayBears - 1998, 2004, 2011, 2012


  • Huntsville Stars - 3
    • Huntsville Stars - 1985, 1994, 2001
  • Tennessee Smokies - 3
    • Knoxville Sox - 1974, 1978
    • Tennessee Smokies - 2004
  • Mississippi Braves - 3
    • Greenville Braves - 1992, 1997
    • Mississippi Braves - 2008
  • Charlotte Hornets - 2
    • Charlotte Hornets - 1969, 1971
  • Nashville Sounds - 2
    • Nashville Sounds - 1979, 1982
  • Charlotte O's - 2
    • Charlotte O's - 1980, 1984
  • Jackson Generals - 2
    • Memphis Chicks - 1990
    • West Tenn Diamond Jaxx - 2000


  • Chattanooga Lookouts - 1
    • Chattanooga Lookouts - 1988
  • Columbus Confederate Yankees - 1
    • Columbus Confederate Yankees - 1965
  • Mobile Athletics - 1
    • Mobile Athletics - 1966
  • Asheville Tourists - 1
    • Asheville Tourists - 1968

See also[edit]