Gulf Coast League Red Birds

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Gulf Coast League Red Birds
Sarasota, Florida
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Gulf Coast League
Major league affiliations
PreviousSt. Louis Cardinals
Team data
NicknameGCL Red Birds

The Gulf Coast League Red Birds were a minor league baseball team, that played in Sarasota, Florida. The GCL Red Birds were a second team established in the Gulf Coast League as an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1972-1973. The club played alongside with the Cardinals' other affiliate, the Gulf Coast Cardinals. A frequent designated hitter for the Red Birds was Randy Poffo, who would become famous as wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage.


(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1972 23-35 6th Julio Gotay
1973 29-27 4th Lee Thomas