Tag Archives: Southern League

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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DiBella Takes Over Biscuits

Lou DiBella, after taking over as Biscuits owner Thursday afternoon, promises a changed environment at Riverwalk Stadium.  Read more and watch video here.

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Giant Baseball to be Centerpiece of Downtown Montgomery Turn About

Crosswalks and pedestrian areas are being expanded around Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League).  Plans call for construction of a giant baseball, 25 feet in diameter, at the center of a turn about near the ballpark.  Read more and view photos here.

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Bennett Sues Shuckers

Tim Bennett is suing the owner of the Biloxi Shuckers, Biloxi Baseball LLC, and managing member Ken Young over access to the stadium and money Bennett says he is owed.  Young called the allegations in the lawsuit “baseless.”  Read more and watch news report here.  Read back story here.

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Leaving Baseball Behind at Joe Davis Stadium

Thursday night, the Huntsville (AL) city council members took the first step toward giving Joe Davis Stadium, the former home of the Huntsville Stars (Double-A, Southern League), a new life by approving a study to look into whether the old stadium can become a 10,000-seat entertainment space.  Read more here.

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Filed under Conference & Events, Stadium Issues

Jumbo Shrimp Introduce Bat Dog, Will Unveil Second Mascot Tonight

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are putting the final touches on their roster for their opening homestand, signing Sgt. Scampi, from K9s For Warriors, as the team’s bat dog for a designated half inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.  Read press release here.  Read about second mascot unveiling here.

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Barons to Host 2018 Southern League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons are excited to announce that Regions Field will host the 2018 Southern League All-Star Game. The Barons, in partnership with Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Wetumpka and the Southern League, will put on multiple events to welcome the best and brightest stars of the Southern League to the Magic City. Continue reading

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