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Memphis Redbirds Tickets
Every Major League Baseball team in the United States likes to have affiliates in the lower leagues. This not only ensures better business but also helps them to search for and to groom young talent. What happens is that when a good player in his teens is found by the scouts, he needs a lot of practice and experience before he makes it to the upper levels. In this case, the young talent would be groomed and given on-field experience in the affiliate club and when the coaches think that the player is ready, they send him to the major league team. The Major League team does not have to pay for a transfer.
Memphis Redbirds Tickets Information
The Memphis Redbirds is one such affiliate. It is a Triple-A Minor League baseball affiliate of the ‘St. Louis Cardinals’. The St. Louis Cardinals play in the Central Division in the National League of MLB. The Cardinals themselves have won 10 World Series and is the most successful club only next to the Yankees. The Memphis Redbirds, hence, is a very important club, even though it plays in the minor league. The talent that helps the Cardinals win at higher levels often comes from the Memphis Redbirds. The Redbirds are thus a breeding ground for players that would then go on to win the World Series.
The Memphis Redbirds play at the ‘Autozone Park’ in the downtown of Memphis, Tennessee . Its home stadium can seat up-to fourteen thousand, three hundred fans. In the year 1998, The Redbirds entered the Pacific Coast League or the PCL as an expansion team. The Cardinals saw this club as an excellent place for developing their players so they extended their agreement in the year 2008, so that it would go on till 2012. Today the Memphis Redbirds are owned and managed by Global Spectrum.
The club started off as a non-profit entity which means that any profit that was made was to be spent for good purposes. The Memphis Redbirds, hence, run a lot of programs for the betterment of the community and Baseball. The Memphis Redbirds foundation uses funds from the club to help children in the Memphis area to play sports safely. The STRIPES program uses profits to help fund the public school teams in Memphis. These include not only high school teams but Junior and Middle level teams too. The RBI (Returning Baseball to Inner City) program is a summer school for children between the ages six and fifteen. It encourages them to play baseball by providing proper facilities including coaching.
The Redbirds was founded in 1998 and since then, have made it to three PCL playoffs and it has won the league champions on two of these playoffs. It is a great team and boasts of players that bring forward some of the greatest skills that the country gets to see.
The new season will see them making their efforts to make it to the playoffs once again. So if you're a supporter of the club or the game, get your Memphis Redbirds Tickets online today and be there to watch the next game.