Team Logo. The New Orleans Pelicans, not to be confused with the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, were a team in the American Association. They were the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1978 they moved to Illinois and became the Springfield Redbirds. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/New_Orleans_Pelicans_(AA)?oldid=7661" Categories: American Association (20th century) teams Teams in Louisiana Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.