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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