Tag Archives: Southern League

‘(Miami) Vice Night’ Highlights Jumbo Shrimp 2019 Promo Schedule

Affordable family fun is returning to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for the 2019 season presented by Community First Credit Union, as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp revealed their promotional schedule that begins on Opening Night on Thursday, April 4.  On May 11, the Jumbo Shrimp will host “Vice Night.”  The team will be wearing specialty Jumbo Shrimp Vice Night jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game.  Fans will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Crockett and Tub(b)s, as they’ll be on the concourse for a meet and greet during the game.  Read more here and here.

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Maneuvering for Property for Knoxville Ballpark Project

As the city of Knoxville (TN) and Randy Boyd continue talks about bringing the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League) team to the Old City, two businesses have been approached by real estate agents inquiring about their willingness to sell property near the stadium site.  Read more here.

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Shuckers Unveil 2019 Southern League All-Star Game Logo

PRESS RELEASE – At a press conference on Wednesday, the Biloxi Shuckers revealed the official logo for the 2019 Southern League All-Star Game. The Shuckers will host the Southern League’s annual All-Star Festivities on June 17 and 18 at MGM Park.

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Blue Wahoos Announce Garagiola as Lead Broadcaster

Once he became burned out on playing baseball, Chris Garagiola searched for a new passion.  He didn’t grow up dreaming of following his famous grandfather, Joe Garagiola, who went from a major league playing career (1946-54) to becoming an American icon as a baseball broadcaster and television host. And really, who could imagine following that path?  Rather, it was circumstance that led Chris to even try broadcasting.  Read more here.

Chris Garagiola (right), the Blue Wahoos newly named lead broadcaster, on air with Tommy Thrall (left).

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Knoxville Mayor Talks New Ballpark at Council Meeting

Talks are still going on a project aiming to bring baseball back to downtown Knoxville (TN).  The discussion comes and goes, but this week, Mayor Madeline Rogero brought up the idea in front of Knoxville City Council.  Read more here and watch news report here.

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Blue Wahoos Add Four to Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced the hiring of four front office staff members on Thursday, adding three employees to their full-time sales department and one to their public relations staff.

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Trash Pandas Branding Unveiled

At an event at Dublin Park in Madison (AL) tonight, the owners of the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern League) unveiled the team’s branding package.  Read more here.

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