Baseball Fans Delight

Mississippi baseball fans will have a unique opportunity to meet and talk with some of your favorite players on October 25th at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.  For just $50 you will receive a delicious barbecue dinner and reception beginning at 5:30 pm.  At 6:30 a panel discussion with a list of Mississippi based players and coaches will be held and fans may ask questions of their favorites.  At game time, we invite everyone to mingle with the players and watch game #1 of the World Series on the big screens throughout the building.

Scheduled to appear are pitchers and Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer’s, Jay Powell (Class of 2017) and Jeff Brantley (Class of 2010).  Powell is now the Head Baseball Coach at Jackson Academy while Brantley is a broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds.  Also participating will be former New York Yankee and Ole Miss player and coach Jake Gibbs, 1960 World Series performer Joe Gibbon who pitched for the Pirates, Cardinals third base coach and former MSU player Chris Maloney, Biloxi native and Delta State alum Barry Lyons, former USM and MLB pitcher Chad Bradford, and catcher Stan Cliburn who manages in the minor leagues.  Powell, Brantley, Gibbon and Bradford all have pitched in the World Series and Maloney has coached in the Fall Classic.

Funds raised will go to benefit the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.  Tables and sponsorships are still available.  It should be a fun affair and give insight into what happens in the games biggest showcase.  Call the museum office at 601-982-8264 or order your tickets online at

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