J. Con Maloney


Born: May 13, 1939 (Washington, D.C.)

Hometown: Jackson, MS

Year of Induction: 2011

 

High School Career

St. Joseph’s High School, Jackson, MS (1954-1957)

• Multi sport letterman

 

College Career

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming (1958)

• Early career knee injury

Hinds Junior College (1959)
Millsaps College (1960-1961)

 

Professional and Administrative Career

Jackson Mets Professional Baseball Club (1982-1990)

• Purchased AA Texas League Jackson Mets from the N.Y. Mets

Jackson Generals Professional Baseball Club (1991-1999)

• Operated Houston Astros AA Texas League affilitate

• Maintains ownership interest in club to present date

 

Past Board Member of AA Baseball Confederation of the Texas League

• Past Board Member of the Major and Minor League Baseball Joint Committee

• Interim League President of the Texas League from 1991-1992

• Chairman of the Class AA All Star Game Committee

• Member of Professional Baseball Agreement

Committee which negotiated relations between the Major & Minor Leagues

 

Original board member Mississippi Sports Foundation (1992-Time of Induction)

• Oversaw creation, construction and operation of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Jackson, MS

• Created and chaired 200 Club which helps support the Museum

 

Jackson Senators Professional Baseball Club (2002-2005)

• Part owner of independent Central Baseball League team

 

Maloney Trophy Series (2002-2005)

Maloney Trophy Series (2002 to Time of Induction)

• Created in honor of his father the annual small college Cowboy Maloney Trophy competition involving Millsaps, Belhaven, and Mississippi College

 

Mississippi Baseball Club, LLC (2006-Time of Induction)

• Part owner of Mississippi Baseball Club which operates Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS

 

Legislative Service (1971-1987)

• Member of the Mississippi State Senate

• Two-time chairman of State PEER Committee

 

Special Recognition and Honors

• CEO of Integrity Award from Better Business Bureau of Mississippi (2006)

• Board of Trustees member of Millsaps College

• Board of Trustees member of Hinds Community College

• Elected to the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame

• Past President and Board Chairman of the North American Retail Dealers of America (NARDA) featuring 3,000 members in Canada, U.S., Latin America

• Two-time President of Mississippi Better Business Bureau

• Owen C. Cooper Humanitarian Award

• Hugh L. White Free Enterprise Award

• Home Builders of Mississippi Outstanding Service Award

• Past Member of numerous boards including Deposit Guaranty National Bank, Jackson Covention and Visitors Bureau, St. Dominic’s Hospital, Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan YMCA, U.S. Federal State Assembly

 

Did You Know?

More than 2.7 million fans have been entertained by Maloney’s ownership and operation of various baseball franchises. During his ownership of the AA Jackson Mets and Jackson Generals, the franchise won four Texas League Championships.

Thought baseball is his love, Maloney has served as Chairman of the Board of Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City Appliance chain since 1965. As a member of the Jackson Touchdown Club, he emceed many of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame induction banquets.

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