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Jackson Generals to be ‘Hub City Hippos’ Every Friday Home Game in 2017

On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.”  This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it.  But then a funny thing happened.  Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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Donated Land Near Jackson Ballpark Approved for Future Development

Jackson Generals LogoA donation of more than 10 acres of land near the Ballpark at Jackson, home of the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) has been approved by the City Council for future development of a possible convention center.  Read more here.

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Generals, D-Backs Agree to PDC

Jackson Generals LogoArizona Diamondbacks LogoPRESS RELEASE –  2017 will mark the beginning of a new era for minor league baseball in West Tennessee, as the Generals and Arizona Diamondbacks announced a four-year player development contract Monday. With the agreement in place, the Jackson Generals will be Arizona’s Double-A affiliate through at least 2020. Continue reading

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Dorothy/Wizard of Oz-Themed Jerseys Highlight Generals’ 2015 Promo Schedule

Jackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals released their 2015 promotional schedule on Friday with a plethora of fun nights for fans at the Ballpark at Jackson this season. A brand-new Wizard of Oz Night (May 15), an appearance by Duck Commander and A&E Duck Dynasty’s Jep Robertson on Duck Dynasty Night (July 11) and a Jabari Greer Bobblehead Giveaway (May 1) highlight a season of fun in West Tennessee. Continue reading

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Voice of Generals Moves On to Shuckers

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoJackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – Chris Harris, the radio broadcast voice of the Generals since 2009 has accepted the position of Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting with the new Biloxi Shuckers (MIL) franchise of the Southern League. Harris was the Generals’ Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting from 2009-14 and promoted to VP of Communications Continue reading

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Generals Unveil 2014 Promo Schedule

Jackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals are excited to unveil their 2014 promotional schedule. The promotional schedule is highlighted by 13 Fireworks shows, Dollar Thursday presented by MobileNation along with the new Flat Screen Fridays and Family Fun Day Sundays. Continue reading

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Biloxi Ballpark Plan Approved!

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to approve a ballpark financing package that will bring a yet-to-be-named Double-A Southern League team to downtown.  Read more here.  One writer speculates about the franchise relocating to Biloxi.  The Huntsville Stars top the list.  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering

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