Baseball

Negro American League Jacksonville Red Caps Instrumental On, Off the Field

Icons of America’s pastime such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have laced their cleats up at present day J. P. Small Park on Jacksonville’s . What if we told you they’re not the biggest sports heroes to round the bases, though? Now, the is the birthplace of many of the Bold City’s networking and business dreams. In 1937, the then-railroad-station was the unassuming birthplace of one of the boldest, most influential stories in the First Coast’s extensive sports history. Employed as Pullman porters and tending to sleeper cars for the passengers coming in and out of the Jacksonville Terminal, our …

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Release Custom College New Era Caps

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have released custom collegiate New Era Caps with all your favorite team colors. They’ll sell fast so get them while they last at the stadium or online. So Dolphins maaayyyy eat Shrimp, doesn’t mean this JU colorway isn’t sharp. LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/pevaUUgrEB — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 New  can be purchased at the stadium or online! Two Bits! Four Bits! Six Bits! A Dollar! All for the Shrimp Stand up and holler! LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/8OdFJwqi65 — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 Show your support for the Jumbo Shrimp whether …

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Make Big Splash

There are few things as quintessentially American as baseball. And nothing says Florida like a big, heaping plateful of jumbo shrimp. By bringing them together, the newly rebranded became the most talked about minor league baseball campaign in recent history drawing the same passion as loaded bases in the bottom of the ninth. But as twilight wanes on the , fans wonder what now? Well, batter up. The 2017 season will unveil a the renovations to the ballpark, menu changes that reflect the new team name and new merchandise store. , media and public relations manager for the Jacksonville Jumbo …

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Suns top Double-A in Opening Weekend attendance

Jacksonville welcomed its largest home-opening crowd since 2007; first series attendance up 34 percent The fans of Northeast Florida made a FUNdamentally Different mark on Opening Weekend of a new era of affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The 24,508 fans who watched the Jacksonville Suns under new ownership last Thursday through Sunday were the most at any Double-A ballpark during the first four days of the 2016 Minor League Baseball season. An Opening Night crowd of 8,367 was the largest at any home game for the team since July 4, 2014, and the largest for a …

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Bragan leads a Suns-heavy 2016 Southern League Hall of Fame Class

The announces the induction of four members to the Southern League Hall of Fame Class of 2016, as chosen by a panel of 30 voters. The inductees are , ,  and . As part of the third induction class to the Southern League Hall of Fame, nominees were accepted from the member clubs and voting committee. Upon receipt of the nominees, the 2016 ballot was sent back to the committee and the top three names were selected by the voting panel. The fourth and final member of the 2016 Hall of Fame class, Schmittou, was chosen from the Special Consideration …

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Can You Sing? Suns 2016 National Anthem Auditions

Team seeking talented individuals and groups to perform before each of 70 home games As the new prepare to open their schedule of 70 home games in less than eight weeks, the team is inviting the talent of Northeast Florida to audition to perform the before a Suns home game this season. Individuals and groups can now register for the March 10 National Anthem auditions, to be held at the . National Anthem Auditions will be Thursday, March 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Interested individuals and groups may schedule an audition time by …

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Where Jacksonville Scores: Jacksonville Sports Complex

Jacksonville’s is home to great neighborhoods, restaurants and idyllic views of downtown and the water front. It is also home to Jacksonville’s Sports Complex, comprised of three distinct venues located within a mile of each other: the , and . They combine to host one major and four minor league franchises that offer year-round sports entertainment for local fans. The love affair between the citizens of Jacksonville and professional team sports dates back to the late 19th century when the city hosted Major League Baseball’s first-ever spring training in 1888. In 1904, the city welcomed its first pro team, the …

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Play Ball! Suns Host Braves Through Memorial Day!

Suns Host Mississippi for Five Games Starting Thursday through the Holiday Weekend! Your defending Southern League Champion will be home and have games daily over Memorial Day Weekend starting Thursday against Mississippi (ATL). Kick off the Holiday Weekend with the biggest party in town, Thursday Night Throwdown & College Colors Night!  Enjoy Buds for a Buck and 2 for 1 Cocktails at the hottest spot in Jacksonville! Plus it’s College Colors Night! Wear your favorite school’s colors and get in for just $5 plus have a chance to win great prizes! Sponsored by Budweiser, Jameson, Malibu Rum, Jagermeister, Jim Beam, …

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Jacksonville Armada Sails into Suns’ Home Stadium

at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville has been the home of the Jacksonville Suns since the park’s completion in 2003. A bright spot of the downtown area and the first finished project of the , the Grounds have become a signature stadium for minor league baseball, pairing a classic ballpark feel with all of the modern conveniences of Major League venues. This spring, they welcome a new tenant: the soccer club. The Armada, a member of the ), Division II in the American soccer pyramid, was the brainchild of Jacksonville businessman and former Major League Soccer player Darío Sala. The …

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BRAGAN FAMILY SELLING THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS

New owner Ken Babby to take control following 2015 season The Jacksonville Suns announced today that the Bragan family, the longtime owners of the club, is selling its Southern League franchise to executive .  bought the franchise in 1984 and served as its Chairman of the Board until his death in 2012. His son, current President ., said it was a tough decision to sell but it was the right time and right new owner for the . “Ken is about the age I was when daddy bought the team,” Bragan, Jr. said. “He has the youth, enthusiasm, and smarts …

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