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Jumbo Shrimp & 121 Financial Credit Union to host second annual virtual coloring contest

Contest open to “kids” young & old; enter your best work for a chance to win $250
April 16, 2021

CONTEST INFORMATION/DOWNLOAD COLORING SHEET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and 121 Financial (pronounced “One to One”), Jacksonville’s hometown credit union, are teaming up again to host the second annual virtual coloring contest, running through May 3. Free and open to the community, “kids” young and old can download

Fans invited to nominate Jumbo Shrimp Budweiser Military Family of the Game

Families to be recognized at 2021 Jumbo Shrimp home games
April 16, 2021

NOMINATE A BUDWEISER MILITARY FAMILY OF THE GAME JUMBO SHRIMP MILITARY APPRECIATION JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are seeking to honor active and retired military, Veterans and their immediate families by continuing the Budweiser Military Family of the Game program throughout the 2021 season presented by FIS. Fans

Jumbo Shrimp single-game tickets for May games available beginning April 21

Tickets begin at $5 per game; 2021 ticket packages and group outings available now
April 14, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Single-game tickets for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s 2021 season presented by FIS will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21 for all May home games from May 4-9 and May 25-30. The Jumbo Shrimp will continue to release single-game tickets on a monthly basis

Jumbo Shrimp 2021 Triple-A season to be presented by FIS

Club releases promotional giveaway schedule, new radio broadcast partner in press conference that announces 5-year agreement with FIS
April 12, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp embark upon a new chapter of Triple-A baseball in Northeast Florida, the club announced in a press conference Monday that FIS has expanded its relationship with its hometown Triple-A affiliate to become the club’s presenting sponsor. The multi-year agreement between the Jumbo

Pedrique to lead Jumbo Shrimp field staff in 2021 Triple-A season

Powell, Plantier, Black round out Jacksonville coaching staff
March 29, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In conjunction with the Miami Marlins, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have announced their on-field staff for the 2021 Triple-A season. Boasting 13 years of minor league managing experience and seven seasons on a major league coaching staff, Al Pedrique will skipper the Jumbo Shrimp. Jacksonville’s staff also

121 Financial Ballpark selected as Marlins’ alternate training site

Marlins players to train in Jacksonville in advance of May 4th Opening Day
March 24, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s May 4th Opening Day approaches, 121 Financial Ballpark will serve as the alternate training site for the Miami Marlins once Major League Baseball Spring Training camps conclude. 121 Financial Ballpark is one of just 11 Triple-A venues across the country to receive

Craw named to MiLB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Veteran Jacksonville EVP/GM tapped for first-of-its-kind committee
March 10, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp executive vice president/general manager Harold Craw has been selected to Minor League Baseball’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Craw is among seven members of the first such committee at the Triple-A level, which includes representatives from Major League Baseball and six other teams across

Jumbo Shrimp announce staff promotions, additions

Club strengthens front office in advance of 2021 Triple-A Season
March 15, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have promoted several members of their front office staff and announced the addition of three new team members in preparation for the 2021 season, the club announced Monday. Noel Blaha has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Marketing and Media. Linda

Fans can purchase discounted Jumbo Shrimp, Suns items at Sidewalk Sale

Merchandise and memorabilia available at 121 Financial Ballpark from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20
March 13, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are inviting fans to shop for Jumbo Shrimp and Suns merchandise and memorabilia at their Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at 121 Financial Ballpark. Both cash and credit will be accepted, with entry via the Home Plate Gate.

Jumbo Shrimp ballpark job fairs set for March 13 & 16

Team is seeking candidates for seasonal game day positions at 121 Financial Ballpark
March 8, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are building their team for another season of Affordable Family Fun at 121 Financial Ballpark. The club will hold a pair of job fairs for 2021 game day positions from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 13 and 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16

Start of Jumbo Shrimp Triple-A season moved to May

Opening Day set for Tuesday, May 4 at 121 Financial Ballpark
March 3, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp were informed by Major League Baseball that the start of the 2021 Triple-A season will be delayed by approximately four weeks. The announcement moves Opening Day at 121 Financial Ballpark to Tuesday, May 4, when the Jumbo Shrimp are set to host the

Williams appointed to Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Jumbo Shrimp Director of Community Relations receives appointment from Jacksonville City Council
February 24, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams was appointed Tuesday by the Jacksonville City Council to the city’s Human Rights Commission. Williams was added on a vote by city council members. She joins a body established in 1967 with a mission to ensure that all

Raines Vikings win second straight High School Heritage Classic

Raines High School earns A. Philip Randolph Cup for second year in a row with 16-5 victory
February 23, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Raines High School Vikings beat the Ribault High School Trojans 16-5 on Tuesday at 121 Financial Ballpark to win the second annual High School Heritage Classic presented by Rubenstein Law Firm, taking the A. Philip Randolph Cup for the second year in a row. “I want

Jumbo Shrimp 2021 schedule marks return of Affordable Family Fun

Opening Day set for April 6; 2021 ticket plans available with 25 percent deposit
February 18, 2021

2021 SCHEDULE PDF JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fans of Crustacean Nation can finally mark their calendars for the return of Affordable Family Fun at 121 Financial Ballpark as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have announced their schedule for the 2021 season. The 142-game regular season schedule features 72 contests at 121 Financial

Rain postpones High School Heritage Classic between Raines, Ribault

High School Heritage Classic will play rescheduled contest on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
February 12, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rain postponed Friday’s second annual High School Heritage Classic presented by Rubenstein Law Firm historic Duval County Public Schools rivals William M. Raines High School and Jean Ribault High School. The game will be made up beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 at 121 Financial

Jumbo Shrimp accept invitation to become Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate

Jacksonville inks 10-year Player Development License with MLB & Marlins
February 12, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have officially accepted their invitation to become the new Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins after signing Major League Baseball’s Professional Development License (PDL). The 10-year agreement solidifies an invitation for the city of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida to field a Triple-A baseball

Do MLB’s best players really skip Triple-A?

February 9, 2021

This story originally appeared on the Jumbo Shrimp's Shrimp & Grits blog on Medium. It’s a question that’s been asked somewhat consistently since the Jumbo Shrimp received an invitation to become the Miami Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate: Yes, Triple-A is the highest level of Minor League Baseball, but isn’t it just

Jumbo Shrimp to hold food & beverage job fairs Feb. 6 & 17

Club seeks candidates for seasonal food and beverage positions
January 28, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s 2021 season of Affordable Family Fun on the horizon, the club has set two job fairs in February for 2021 seasonal food and beverage positions at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Jumbo Shrimp will host food and beverage job fairs from both 9

Inaugural JAX Diamond Classic to feature HBCU matchup

Edward Waters & Savannah State to play at 121 Financial Ballpark on March 22, 2021
December 8, 2020

PURCHASE JAX DIAMOND CLASSIC TICKETS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After building the highly successful High School Heritage Classic from the ground up, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are partnering with BCSG 360 to host the inaugural JAX Diamond Classic, pitting HBCU institutions Edward Waters College and Savannah State University in a historical

Raines, Ribault to play under the lights at second annual High School Heritage Classic

Group & individual ticket options available for 6:35 p.m. first pitch on Friday, Feb. 12
January 22, 2021

PURCHASE HIGH SCHOOL HERITAGE CLASSIC TICKETS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s salute to Black History Month, the club is hosting historic Duval County Public Schools rivals William M. Raines High School and Jean Ribault High School to play in the second annual High School Heritage

Appreciating Henry Aaron, the greatest Jacksonville player of all

January 22, 2021

This story was originally published on the Jumbo Shrimp's Shrimp & Grits blog. Eleven different Hall of Famers either played or managed in Jacksonville at some point during their careers. The list includes Tom Seaver, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Phil Niekro and Rube Marquard (one day, in this dream rotation,

Jumbo Shrimp begin Family Movie Night calendar with “The Princess and the Frog”

Infield VIP tables, climate-controlled suites available; Socially-distanced tickets for Feb. 20 screening must be purchased in advance
January 20, 2021

PURCHASE TICKETS TO "THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG" FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT "The Princess and the Frog" VIP Table Menu "The Princess and the Frog" Suite Package Menu JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are kicking off their illustrious 2021 Family Movie Night calendar at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February

Students can win Jumbo Shrimp prizes in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest

Jumbo Shrimp contest winner will also receive free tickets for entire class
January 18, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With Black History Month upcoming, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking students what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech means to them. The club’s essay contest will reward the winning students with Jumbo Shrimp prizes and free tickets for their entire class to

The “Freshest Man on Earth,” Jacksonville’s earliest major leaguer

January 14, 2021

This story originally appeared on the Jumbo Shrimp's Shrimp & Grits blog on Medium. It’s quite possible that the first Jacksonville player to appear in a major league game has the greatest nickname in baseball history: Arlie Latham, after all, was known as “The Freshest Man on Earth.” It’s been

The relationship continues: Jacksonville and the Marlins through the years

December 11, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Jumbo Shrimp's Shrimp & Grits blog on Medium. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp being invited to Triple-A is a lot like rekindling an old friendship; Jacksonville fielded a team at Minor League Baseball’s top level from 1962–68. The Jumbo Shrimp potentially continuing their affiliation with