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Memphis Redbirds to Celebrate Memphis Red Sox Night in August

The Memphis Red Sox played at Martin Stadium on Crump Blvd.

The Memphis Redbirds will honor the historic Memphis Red Sox, a prominent Negro League team, at AutoZone Park on Saturday, August 10, 2024.

The event, part of MLB’s “The Nine” initiative, will feature a tribute game, giveaways, and a fireworks display. The first 1,500 fans will receive a Memphis Red Sox tumbler. Special offers include all-inclusive suites and discounts for Little League Baseball teams.

The Memphis Red Sox were one of the founding members of the Negro American League, playing a significant role in African American baseball history. Founded in 1920, the team was a powerhouse in Negro League baseball, fostering great talent and offering a source of pride for the black community during segregation. Their legacy is an essential part of Memphis’ rich baseball history, contributing to the cultural fabric of the city and the sport.

The Memphis Red Birds will pay tribute to The Negro League’s Memphis Red Sox on August 10. (Photo Illustration: Lee Eric Smith; Photos from milb.com)

MLB’s “The Nine” initiative, launched to honor the legacy of the Negro Leagues, focuses on celebrating and preserving the history of these pioneering players and teams. This initiative not only acknowledges their contributions to baseball but also educates new generations about their impact.

It is named after the number worn by legendary Negro Leagues player Buck O’Neil and symbolizes the nine players on a baseball field, representing unity and teamwork.

Taylor McFarquhar, Director of Promotions for the Memphis Redbirds, stated, “This is a unique opportunity for Memphis to celebrate our rich baseball history and honor the legacy of the Memphis Red Sox. We invite everyone to join us for this special night.”

For more details and ticket purchases, visit the Memphis Redbirds website or contact Taylor McFarquhar at (901) 722-0228 or Kenneth Allen Sr. at (901) 281-4207.

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