Thirty-three former members of the Memphis Redbirds are currently competing for a World Series championship in the MLB playoffs.
The majority of that group are 26 members of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Memphis’ Major League affiliate. A majority of the Cardinals’ Division Series roster have played in Memphis during their careers, including 12 members of the Redbirds’ 2012 club.
The Cincinnati Reds have two former Redbirds on their roster, while the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics boast one, with the exception of Kevin Long (Memphis Chicks).
There are no former Redbirds on the postseason rosters of the Atlanta Braves or San Francisco Giants.
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|NAME||POSITION||YEARS IN MEMPHIS|
|ATLANTA BRAVES (0)|
|CINCINNATI REDS (2)|
|Miguel Cairo||Infielder/Outfielder||2003, ’07|
|Ryan Ludwick||Outfielder||2007, ’10|
|ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (26)|
|Mitchell Boggs||Pitcher||2008-09, ’11|
|Chris Carpenter||Pitcher||2003, ’08|
|Chris Conroy||Assistant Athletic Trainer||2005-11|
|David Freese||Infielder||2008-09, ’11|
|Jaime Garcia||Pitcher||2008-09, 12|
|Jon Jay||Outfielder||2008-10, ’12|
|John Mabry||Assistant Hitting Coach||2004|
|Chris Maloney||First Base Coach||2007-11|
|Dyar Miller||Bullpen Coach||2001-07|
|Jason Motte||Pitcher||2004, ’08, ’10|
|Skip Schumaker||Infielder/Outfielder||2005-07, ’12|
|Adam Wainwright||Pitcher||2004-05, ’08|
|SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (0)|
|WASHINGTON NATIONALS (1)|
|Rick Eckstein||Hitting Coach||2007|
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES (1)|
|Wayne Kirby||First Base Coach||1998|
|DETROIT TIGERS (1)|
|NEW YORK YANKEES (2)|
|* Kevin Long||Batting Coach||1991, ’93-94|
|OAKLAND ATHLETICS (1)|
|Chip Hale||Bench Coach||1998|
|TEXAS RANGERS (0)|