Jackson Senators

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The Jackson Senators was the name of at least two minor league baseball teams that played in Jackson, Mississippi.

First team[edit]

The first known Jackson Senators club competed in the Cotton States League before 1953; this was a class C minor-league club, and was the last team to represent the city of Jackson before the arrival of the class AA Jackson Mets for the 1975 season.

Second Team[edit]

The second Jackson Senators team was a member of the independent Central Baseball League from 2002 to 2005, a league that was not affiliated with Major League Baseball; the Senators won the CBL title in 2003. After the CBL disbanded, Jackson was left without a league for the 2006 season.

On January 24, 2006, officials with the team's ownership group, Mississippi Baseball Club LLC, announced that they would not be operating a professional independent team in Jackson for the 2006 season. Instead, the Greenville (South Carolina) Braves relocated to suburban Pearl as the Mississippi Braves.

The team played at Smith-Wills Stadium.

Notable players[edit]

  • Jack Mealey (born 1899) -- minor league baseball catcher, who also managed in the minor leagues and served as president of the Sooner State League