Memphis Redbirds Championship Celebration

Exclusive photographs from the Pacific Coast League finals clinching game, won by the Memphis Redbirds.

The St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, won the 2009 Pacific Coast League championship over the Sacramento River Cats on Friday night. Our photographer, James Venes, captured the excitement as the Redbirds defeated the two-time defending league champ River Cats, three games to none.

Brian Barden and Jon Jay in warmups

Tyler Norrick, Charlie Manning, Josh Kinney, Jaime Garcia

The national anthem

Manager Chris Maloney, Pete Parise, Ian Ostlund, Josh Kinney

Jarrett Hoffpauir, David Freese and Allen Craig in the dugout

Shane Robinson and Mark Hamilton in the dugout

Hamilton marks the final out

The on-field celebration

The team poses for the camera

Maloney shares a handshake and hug with his father, Con

The second article of this series will include Memphis player in-game photos from Friday's clincher.

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