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Generals to Add Concerts

The Jackson Generals  (Double-A, Southern League) announced Thursday they’ve made a deal with entertainment company Grand Slam Presents, which will bring 13 concerts to the The Ballpark at Jackson over the next five years.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Jackson Generals to be Hub City Hippos Every Friday

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The Future of Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium

The future of Smith-Wills Stadium is still up in the air, with Jackson (MS) city officials still undecided how to move forward with the property.  Last year, the city brought on Tim Bennett, owner of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League), to do an assessment of stadium and help determine its viability for tournaments and events.  Opening in 1975, a number of affiliated and independent clubs played at the ballpark over the years.  Read more here.

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Generals Issue RFP for Ballpark Naming Rights

PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals have created an RFP (Request for Proposal) for the most unique opportunity of Stadium Naming Rights. The Generals play in a 6,000-seat stadium, currently known as The Ballpark at Jackson, that was built in 1998 and is located directly on Interstate 40 in Jackson, TN. Continue reading

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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.

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Generals’ Field Renovations Should Wrap Up Today

Jackson Generals LogoThe playing surface at The Ballpark at Jackson (formerly Pringles Park), home of the Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League), is getting a makeover.  Installation of the new drainage and sod should be completed Tuesday.  The Generals had multiple games canceled or rescheduled last season due to unplayable field conditions.  Read more hereView more photos here.

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Generals’ Harris Named 2013 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year

Jackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Southern League announced today that Chris Harris, “The Voice of the Generals,” has been named its 2013 Radio Broadcaster of the Year, as selected by his peers and the league’s general managers. Harris receives this award in his fifth year with the Jackson Generals as the team’s Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting. Continue reading

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Jackson Council Approves Funding for Ballpark Field Improvements

Jackson Generals LogoThe Jackson (TN) City Council on Tuesday approved $190,000 in funding to replace the playing surface and drainage at The Ballpark at Jackson (formerly Pringles Park), home of the Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Generals Turn On New Lights

Jackson Generals LogoThe Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League) have installed and turned on the new lights at Generals Park to make sure they are primed and emitted the right amount of brightness.  Work continues on a new ticket window at the front of the stadium.  Read more here.

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Pringles Park No More

Jackson Generals LogoThe Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League) and the Kellogg Company have been unable to reach an agreement on extending the naming-rights contract for Pringles Park, now known temporarily as Generals Park.  According to an e-mail from a Kellogg spokesman, it appears the Generals were attempting to increase the price tag over the previous contract.  Despite an increase in Continue reading

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Improvements to Pringles Park on Docket

The Jackson (TN) City Council will consider tonight a request from the Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League) for $200,000 in improvements to Pringles Park, including expanding the box office and concession stand areas, and improving the lighting to meet MiLB standards.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the Generals continue negotiations with Kellogg’s for renewing the ballpark’s naming rights.  Read more here.

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Mariners Extend PDCs with Jackson, High Desert, Clinton and Pulaski

PRESS RELEASE – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Jackson Generals, their Double-A affiliate, the High Desert Mavericks, their Single-A Advanced affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings, their Single-A affiliate and Rookie Pulaski. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Pringles Park (Jackson, TN)

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Pringles Park, home of the Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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25th Sellout for Blue Wahoos

A sellout crowd of 5,038 packed Pensacola Bayfront Stadium on Friday night to watch the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Southern League) win 6-1 over the Jackson Generals.  The sellout was the 25th of the season over the team’s 38 home dates so far this season.  The team leads the league in attendance.  Read more here.

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Generals Name New GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals announced today at a 10:00 AM press conference at Pringles Park that Huntingdon, TN native, Jason Compton, has been named the club’s new General Manager. Compton has been promoted from his Assistant General Manager role. Also, Mike Peasley has been hired as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Generals. Continue reading

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Pringles Park to Get Upgrades

The Jackson (TN) City Council approved funding on Tuesday to upgrade the luxury suites and replace the video scoreboard at Pringles Park, home of the Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League).  The council voted down a proposal to build a new children’s playground at the stadium.  Read more here.

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Generals Seek New GM

Tom Hanson, general manager for the Double-A Jackson (TN) Generals (Southern League), has to decided to leave the life of baseball for a position with an industrial paints and coatings company in Nashville.  The team is now searching for Hanson’s replacement.  Read more here.

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Generals Extend Ballpark Lease

The Double-A Jackson (TN) Generals have signed an agreement to lease Pringles Park for another nine years, with an eye on developing the area around the ballpark.  Read more here.

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‘Children of Tennessee’s Fallen Warriors’ Monument to Be Dedicated at Pringles Park

PRESS RELEASE – The 30th Armored Brigade (Sep) Association will hold a dedication ceremony at Pringles Park on Tuesday, April 12th at 4:00 PM for a monument dedicated to the “Children of Tennessee’s Fallen Warriors.” This bronze statue, depicting two patriotic children climbing a mountain will be placed at the front gate of Pringles Park. Continue reading

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Livingston Parish Mandalaying Ahead with New Ballpark Proposal

Livingston Parish (LA) near Baton Rouge has entered into an initial agreement to lease a proposed new 5,500-seat ballpark to Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC for 20-years for what is expected to be a Double-A Southern League club.  The Huntsville (AL) Stars or Jackson (TN) Generals would appear to be the most likely relocation targets.  The team would reportedly begin play in 2013.  Read more here.

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Parish Near Baton Rouge Eyeballing Double-A Club

Livingston (LA) Parish near Baton Rouge is reportedly in talks with the owner of an existing Double-A club about building a new $30 million ballpark and relocating the team.  The Southern League’s attendance-challenged (#212) Huntsville (AL) Stars and (#181) Jackson (TN) Generals (formerly West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx) would seem to be the most likely targets.  Read more here.

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‘Sarge’ the Bulldog Selected as Mascot for Generals

PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals have announced that “Sarge” will be the new mascot name for the Jackson baseball team. The bulldog mascot is sporting a camouflage Generals baseball uniform with a green helmet, featuring three gold stars. The name “Sarge” was selected from over 150 eligible nominations through a contest put on by the Generals and The Jackson Sun. Continue reading

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2011 Southern League All-Star Logos Unveiled

PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals released the logos for the 2011 Southern League All-Star Game on Thursday. The All-Star game, presented by State Farm, will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Continue reading

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Diamond Jaxx to Become Jackson Generals

PRESS RELEASE – Immediately following the final regular season game of the 2010 season, the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx revealed their new name and logo. Digging way back to 1935, the owners of Jackson Baseball Club (the ownership group of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx) announced that starting in the 2011 season the team will be known as the Jackson Generals. Continue reading

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