Jay Powell


Born: January 9, 1972
Hometown: Martin, MS
Year of Induction: 2017

  • Attended West Lauderdale High School
  • Played third base and pitched for a state championship team in high school
  • Drafted by San Diego Padres out of high school but did not sign
  • Played college ball at Mississippi State University
  • Team won 40 + games each year at MSU
  • Saved 17 games during his MSU career
  • Fifth 1st round draft choice from MSU joining Unser, Clark, Palmiero and Wallace.  Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 1993
  • Played for Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, and Atlanta Braves during 11 year career
  • Winning pitcher of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series vs. Cleveland
  • Most consecutive seasons pitched without a losing record among pitchers primarily pitching in relief.
  • Coach of Jackson Academy team that won a MAIS state championship 2011