For the first time since 2019, Memphis Redbirds baseball is back and ready to take Minor League baseball by storm. It’s been a hot second since fans have filed into AutoZone Park for a baseball game. In one week, all of that changes when the aroma of hot dogs, pretzels, and ice-cold beer fills the air, and fans return to AutoZone Park to enjoy a Memphis summer tradition that has lasted throughout the years. Since 1877, Memphians have had the amazing opportunity to spend countless summer evenings watching professional baseball in the 901. It’s a tradition unlike any other to gather with friends and family on any given night and to make your way down to AutoZone Park to enjoy an evening of fun with the Memphis Redbirds.
After all, Minor League Baseball is the very fabric that makes America so great. On any given night at Ballparks across the country, you will have millions of Americans making their way to the hometown stadium such as AutoZone Park to cheer on the hometown team and to simply have an escape from the everyday struggles that we all face every day.
Like many other Minor League teams, the Memphis Redbirds are out to prove something this year after their season was canceled due to Covid-19. Many national baseball folks have ranked the St.Louis Cardinals minor league organization as one of the best in the countries, which translates over to high expectations for the Memphis Redbirds heading into the 2021 season.
As a franchise, the Memphis Redbirds are used to high expectations and playing at a championship-caliber. Memphis won their first Triple-A National Championship in 2018 and have won several division titles to add to that as well. With a history of championship baseball, it’s almost a no-brainer as to why the folks in Memphis get excited when Opening Day rolls around at AutoZone Park.
The players might change from year to year, but one thing remains the same, Memphis Redbirds baseball will always be there to bring healing and happiness to the 901. Baseball has and will always be the one summer tradition that Memphians can hold on to even during the most difficult times.
The Redbirds will open their season next Tuesday night as they welcome the Durham Bulls to AutoZone Park for a six-game series before heading to Nashville to take on the Sounds.