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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp TicketsThere has been Minor League Baseball in Jacksonville, Fla. since 1977. The Jacksonville Suns spent their first seven seasons as an affiliate for the Kansas City Royals before becoming the Double-A affiliate for the Montreal Expos. The Expos are now defunct, but baseball has never left Jacksonville. After an unsuccessful four seasons as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the team was picked up by the Detroit Tigers. In six seasons as a part of Detroit's organization, the Suns were a staple in the postseason and won the Southern League Championship in 1996. In 2001, the Suns became an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers where they would win another two Southern League titles before being taken over by the Miami Marlins in 2009. The switch to the Marlins saw an immediate uptick in results as the team won back-to-back league championships in 2009 and 2010 and then won another in 2014. The team underwent a re-branding in 2017 and was named the Jumbo Shrimp. You can get your Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp tickets at StubHub.
Are the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp part of any rivalries?At the beginning of the 2019 season, the Jumbo Shrimp launched a season-long round-robin style tournament with the other Southern League teams based in Florida. The Biloxi Shuckers and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the other teams involved. Each year, the teams will play each other 60 times, and the team with the best record against the other two wins the yearly showdown.
Have there been any Major League Baseball players who've played for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?When the team was known as the Jacksonville Suns, players such as Clayton Kershaw, Giancarlo Stanton, Martin Prado and Matt Kemp all spent a portion of their careers in Jacksonville. Since the switch over to Jumbo Shrimp, names like Jose Fernandez and eventual National League MVP Christian Yelich played for the team. In total, 67 Major League Baseball players have played at least a portion of their careers in Jacksonville.
Who is the manager for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?Kevin Randel has been a part of the Miami Marlins organization since he was drafted out of Long Beach State in 2002. Randel spent his entire playing career with the Marlins organization, including helping Jacksonville win the Southern League Championship in 2009. Randel played 824 games for the Marlins before retiring from playing after that championship in 2009. In 2010, he began a coaching career as an assistant coach before being named manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. He then managed the Jupiter Hammerhead for two seasons before being promoted to the Marlins' Double-A affiliate. Coach Randel enters the 2020 season with a career managerial record of 319–366.
Where do the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play?Opened in 2003, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is the 11,000-seat home stadium for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The impressive seating capacity makes it the largest in the Double-A level of Minor League Baseball. The stadium was built so there wouldn't be any "bad seats." Every seat is within 30 rows of the field, as the seating areas are all below the entry way with the exception of the luxury boxes. You also have the option to sit on the grassy berm beyond the outfield wall. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is also the only ballpark in the United States that has a church within the ballpark.
Where can I buy Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp tickets?You can purchase Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp tickets as well as tickets for the rest of the Southern League at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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