Top 12 moments in Redbird Arena history

Fans pack Redbird Arena

In honor of Wednesday’s historic matchup in Normal, STATEside teamed up with Athletics for a quick look back at the Top 12 moments in Redbird Arena’s 25-year history.

Former Redbird star makes unlikely return to big leagues

Neal Cotts Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Neal Cotts needed only a few minutes to get three consecutive outs May 21 against the top of the Oakland A’s order. What made it remarkable was that he was appearing in his first major league game in four years.