The 48

The 48

Check out the Birmingham NSLMIn 1948, the Birmingham Black Barons won the American League Championship. The 1948 team was considered to be the greatest Birmingham Black Barons team of all-time. They went 51-21, for an amazing .731 winning percentage. The 1948 team featured legends of the game such as Artie Wilson, Lozenzo “Piper” Davis, Bill Greason, and a young 17 year old rookie by the name of Willie Mays.

Today, the Negro Southern League Museum is proud to develop a supporters group that resembles that same greatness. The 48 is a supporters group made up of progressive, influential, and community-oriented individuals that have a desire to see the museum reach its full potential. They are committed to increasing the museum’s awareness in the Birmingham community, and beyond, through promotion, volunteerism, and fundraising.

If you are the true definition of a trailblazer, who is passionate about the community, sports, and history, join the The 48 today.

For more information please contact NSLM at 205-581-3040 or email

The Negro Southern League Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2024, in observance of Independence Day.

We will reopen Friday, July 5th, 2024 at 10:00 AM and remain open until 4:00 PM. 

Thank you

Negro Southern League Museum