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Knowing the Opponent: Durham Bulls

September 22, 2009

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“Never underestimate your opponent, that is the worst thing you could possibly do.”- Ryne E. Hancock December 12, 2008 Durham Bulls Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays (since 1998) Home Park: Durham Bulls Athletic Park (capacity 10,000) The Skinny: The most famous minor league team in baseball history, the Bulls have played in Durham since 1902, when […]

One more to go

September 17, 2009

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If the Redbirds win the city’s 17th professional championship and the 14th in the city’s baseball history, let it be known that not too many people in Memphis has taken notice of the success story that has been the Redbirds in the postseason. On the strength of Trent Hamilton’s homer in the 6th inning, the […]

Bluff City launched careers of greatness

September 8, 2009

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Continuing STGS’ series about baseball in Memphis in honor of the Redbirds’ first postseason appearance since 2000 is the 25 greatest players in the city’s 132 seasons of baseball. 1. Albert Pujols (For a brief period in the championship season of 2000, Albert Pujols, who earned the Midwest League MVP that season, started his legend […]

Dentists, redhots, and backflips part of city's baseball past

September 6, 2009

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In 132 years of baseball in Memphis, there’s been a great deal of characters, ranging from the strange to the cute and chocolately. In honor of the Redbirds making the playoffs, here a list of the 25 most memorable characters to ever grace the baseball scene in Memphis. 25. Thomas Watkins (Known as “Tradin’ Tom”, Watkins […]

Playoffs would be a welcome distraction

August 24, 2009

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It was only four years ago when I was writing about the playoff chances of the Redbirds, who at that time was in a dogfight with the Nashville Sounds and the Omaha Royals for a chance to go to the playoffs. Unfortunately, the remmants of Hurricane Katrina washed away any chances of the Redbirds making […]

It's getting ugly

August 10, 2009

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Very rare in my 24 years on this earth, almost 23 of them in Memphis, has the Memphis Chicks or Redbirds found themselves in the thick of a pennant race. As stated on last week, in 132 seasons of baseball, the Bluff City’s professional baseball teams has won 13 overall league championships, the last of […]

Can the curse finally end?

August 4, 2009

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If you know your Memphis baseball history, which I’m sure that number is quite a few, you will know that since professional baseball came to the Bluff City in 1877, there’s been a total of 13 league championships in baseball. The original Memphis entry from the Southern League won the first title in 1894, followed […]