Without the Southern Association to call home any longer, Hartwell Field joined the Southeastern League in 1932. The Class B organization had run from 1926 until 1930 but ran into issues and suspended operations in 1931. Re-organized, Mobile entered the league in 1932 with its first ever affiliation… the St. Louis Cardinals. This new team surprised everyone by going 19-13 in its first 32 games, thanks in part to future Yankees' Buster Mills hitting .367, as Mobile took over 1st place. The Southeastern League then surprised everyone by saying they couldn't handle the current operations and were going to fold
for the season again on May 21st. The Mobile Bears finally made it to 1st place and just like that, it was over. There wasn't any other leagues to fall back upon either and Hartwell Field would have to go dark for 5 tremendously long years, until the Southeastern League could fully get its act together. It wasn't until 1937 that the S.E. L was finally able to re-organize enough to reopen its books. Surprisingly, the St. Louis Cardinals were still there willing to support the team and backed the new "Mobile Shippers" in the Class B Southeastern League. The Shippers would feature Leonard Hill at cleanup, who hit 19 2B, 8 3B, 14 HR and batted .267. They also had Sebastian Wagner (21 2B, 17 3B, .282) who would take over the all time triples lead. Frank Barrett meanwhile was solid on the mound at 18-11, 2.43. The Shippers finished in the 136 game league with a fine 77-59 record. It was good enough for the playoffs and Mobile found itself putting up quite a fight. In the end, they would indeed have enough to push through and take home the first ever Championship to Hartwell Field. After 5 years without any professional baseball it was a terrific turn of events. As with days past, they followed up that season without much of the talents they had previously had (though John Stopa's 38 2B, 9 3B, 3 HR and .288 would take over the all-time doubles lead). This un-memorable team finished just two games above .500 with a 75-73 record. Despite the team not containing any exciting talent to speak of, they did make the post-season. There… they got hot. Mobile pushed their way through the first round to the finals where they pulled off the biggest upset of the league and won the Southeastern Championship for the 2nd year in a row! Now they were hoping to make it a "Three-peat". They would instead however, spend 1939 hoping to break .500. They wouldn't even come close finishing at 56-78. Still, considering how awful this team played in the past... it was an excellent run.