Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Background of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

On November 2nd, 2016, the team formally known as the Jacksonville Suns had officially changed their team name to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.  The team was purchased by Ken Babby in 2015. Before the renaming of the baseball team in Jacksonville had been called the Jacksonville Suns since 1962. However, from 1985 to 1990, were known as the Jacksonville Expos.   

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The actual origin of the team name and logo is based on Jacksonville’s role in the shrimping industry.  “There’s something fun and quirky about minor-league team names,” said Babby. “In our league alone, you have the [Pensacola] Wahoos and [Montgomery] Biscuits. When people see this logo and hear the name for the first time, they’ll see this experience is all about fun.”  The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's mascots are Scampi and Southpaw. 

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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play their games at 121 Financial Park. Formally The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. 

A few notable former baseball players that played in Jacksonville include:

  • Hank Aaron
  • Randy Johnson
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Phil Niekro
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Tom Seaver
  • Nolan Ryan.  

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2022 Season

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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will be playing this year in 2022.

They will play Charlotte (Chicago White Sox), Durham (Tampa Bay Rays), Gwinnett (Atlanta Braves), Memphis (St. Louis Cardinals), Nashville (Milwaukee Brewers), and Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles). The 2021 season will be split into six-game series running from Tuesdays through Sundays, with all the teams having Mondays off.  

Ticket prices begin at $5 per game. It's a fun affordable time. Great for families. All Sunday home games are Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNdays. Kids are get the opportunity to run the bases after each Sunday home game.

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have promotions for all of their home games. Some of the promotions include:

  • Fireworks
  • Gen X Olympics
  • Military Appreciation Night
  • Harry Potter Night
  • Healthcare Heroes
  • National Hamburger Day

 Enjoy Affordable Family Fun! Check out a game this season.

What Minor League Baseball Level is the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?

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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are a Minor League Baseball team of the Triple-A East and Triple-A affiliate of the Major League Baseball Team for the Miami Marlins.  Triple-A baseball is the highest level of Minor League baseball before players transitioning to the Major Leagues. 

 The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp made the transition to Triple-A baseball starting in 2021. Triple-A teams are typically located in large metropolitan areas that do not have Major League Baseball teams.  The last time any Jacksonville baseball team was affiliated in Triple-A was 1968.   The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have operated as a Double-A baseball franchise for 50 seasons before the transition.  

How Does JOI Support the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is the official sports medicine provider for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Team physicians include our very own Dr. Lance Snyder (JOI South), Dr. , Dr. Nick Sacksteder (JOI Fleming Island), Dr. John Von Thron (JOI Beaches) and Dr. Brett Frykberg (JOI San Marco).  With years of Sports Medicine knowledge under their belt, The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are given exceptional orthopedic medical care.  

By:  Robert Lim, PTA, Site Coordinator ( Westside Rehab )

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute has 5 medical offices and 12 rehab locations throughout Northeast Florida. For more information call 904-JOI-2000, visit online at JOIonline.net or click below.

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