Memphis Redbirds

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Team History[edit]

The Memphis Redbirds, formerly of the Pacific Coast League, briefly in Triple-A East, and now in the International League, were sold three times in seven years. The St. Louis Cardinals farmhands play their homes games at Autozone Park in Memphis, TN.

Memphis had a brief previous foray into Triple-A, a mid-1970s IL entry called the Memphis Blues. When Triple-A returned to Memphis in 1998, its team was called "Redbirds" in honor of its affiliation with the Cardinals. Established as a community-owned club, it was sold to the Cards in 2014 - but they soon sold a majority interest.

The Redbirds are among the teams Endeavor Group Holdings acquired in late 2021 and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. Through another subsidiary, Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe. Peter Freund, who took over the Redbirds from the Cards, is DBH's chief executive officer.

The Cardinals, who essentially invented the farm system under Branch Rickey, had an ownership stake in three of their four full-season farm clubs at the time of the Endeavor purchase.

The Redbirds play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Música de Memphis.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1998 74-70 9th (t) Gaylen Pitts Mitchell Page Marty Mason
1999 74-64 5th Gaylen Pitts Boots Day Marty Mason
2000 83-61 4th Gaylen Pitts League Champs Boots Day Bill Campbell
2001 62-81 15th Gaylen Pitts Boots Day Dyar Miller
2002 71-71 10th Gaylen Pitts Tommy Gregg Dyar Miller
2003 64-79 15th Tom Spencer (23-42) / Danny Sheaffer (41-37) Tommy Gregg Dyar Miller
2004 73-71 8th Danny Sheaffer Tommy Gregg Dyar Miller
2005 71-72 9th (t) Danny Sheaffer Tommy Gregg Dyar Miller
2006 58-86 15th Danny Sheaffer Tommy Gregg Dyar Miller
2007 56-87 16th Chris Maloney Rick Eckstein Dyar Miller
2008 75-67 5th Chris Maloney Mark Budaska Blaise Ilsley
2009 77-67 4th Chris Maloney League Champs Mark Budaska Blaise Ilsley
2010 82-62 1st (t) Chris Maloney Lost League Finals Mark Budaska Blaise Ilsley
2011 77-66 4th Chris Maloney Mark Budaska Blaise Ilsley
2012 57-87 14th Ron Warner Mark Budaska Blaise Ilsley
2013 69-75 11th Ron Warner Mark Budaska Bryan Eversgerd
2014 79-64 3rd Ron Warner Mark Budaska Bryan Eversgerd
2015 73-71 8th Mike Shildt Mark Budaska Bryan Eversgerd
2016 65-77 14th Mike Shildt Mark Budaska Bryan Eversgerd Robby Hisert
2017 91-50 1st Stubby Clapp League Champs Mark Budaska Bryan Eversgerd
2018 83-57 1st Stubby Clapp League Champs Mark Budaska Dernier Orozco Brian Burgamy
2019 69-71 8th Ben Johnson Jobel Jimenez Dernier Orozco
2020 Season cancelled
2021 57-63 12th Ben Johnson 4-4 Brandon Allen Dernier Orozco
2022 Ben Johnson Brandon Allen Dernier Orozco

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