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Memphis Redbirds to don Egyptian uniforms

June 7 jerseys include hieroglyphs, mascot as god with head of animal
March 20, 2014

The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds will be wearing blue-and-gold Egyptian-themed jerseys with Memphis spelled in hieroglyphs on June 7 for "Tribute To Memphis, Egypt Night." 

Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy postgame fireworks and bid on that night's game-worn jerseys during a live postgame auction on the plaza of AutoZone Park in Memphis.

The uniforms are a nod to the Egyptian city of the same name. The "Redbird" mascot logo appears in the style of Egyptian animal-headed gods on the special uniform top.

The theme night is part of the Redbirds' celebration of 15 years at AutoZone Park, the home of the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Giveaways for fans of all ages are scheduled for every Friday throughout 2014. Four commemorative bobbleheads are at the forefront of the giveaway slate, highlighted by 2013 Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year Kolten Wong (May 16), Hall of Famer Stan Musial (June 6), 2013 National League Championship Series MVP Michael Wacha (July 18) and top Cardinals pitching prospect Carlos Martinez (Aug. 22).