Gulf Coast League Red Birds

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Gulf Coast League Red Birds
(1972-1973)
Sarasota, Florida
Class-level
PreviousRookie
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.

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

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