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Shuckers, M-Braves expected to avoid minor leagues’ sweeping 2021 changes

Spokesman for minors says Southern League teams in good standing By TED CARTER A revamp of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) that some observers are calling the most extensive shakeup in the last 100 years won’t bear on the futures of Mississippi’s two pro ball clubs – Pearl’s Mississippi Braves and Biloxi’s Shuckers. The overhaul is expected to be far reaching ...

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Braves want to win hearts as 15th anniversary season begins

By TED CARTER A Wikipedia report has it that at least a dozen Jackson Mets players wed young ladies they met while in Jackson. That’s a lot of love. That the game was played on a diamond probably didn’t hurt. And with both love and baseball blooming in the spring, the Mississippi Braves are throwing in a diamond ring of ...

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Laven named Mississippi Braves’ vice president and general manager

The Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves have named 27-year professional baseball veteran Pete Laven as the club’s new Vice President and General Manager. The M-Braves will hold a press conference introducing Laven (LAV-in) on Thursday, November 29 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Grill at Trustmark Park. Media interested in attending should contact Chris Harris at ...

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M-Braves’ Steve DeSalvo named Pearl Chamber Board President

Mississippi Braves Vice President, and General Manager Steve DeSalvo has been named new president of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board. Along with now being President of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, DeSalvo currently sits on several other community boards including The Salvation Army, Pearl Kiwanis Club and will be serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors ...

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M-Braves announce staff additions, changes to front office

The Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves have hired Chris Harris as the new Director of Communications, Media & Broadcasting and Nancy Minevas Suites, Catering & Special Events Manager. In other front office moves, Dave Burke was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Tony Duong was promoted to Assistant Stadium Operations Manager, Zach Evans was promoted to Concessions & ...

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Braves’ GM Steve DeSalvo joins local ALS board

Steve DeSalvo, general manager of the Mississippi Braves, has joined the board of directors of The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter. A native of Centereach, NY, and a resident of Brandon, DeSalvo is in his 29th season with the Braves’ AA franchise and his 35th season in professional baseball. He was named Executive of the Year by the Southern League in ...

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Change is consistent in concessions for Mississippi Braves

Among things that make Felicia Thompson’s job as concessions manager for the Mississippi Braves more manageable: Habits of baseball fans are as predictable as a seventh-inning stretch. That does not mean their habits stay the same year after year. If they did, the hotdog would still be the king of the concession stand. Somewhere over the years, concession stands at ...

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Operations keeps show moving — and then there’s gum

Sixteen or so hours overseeing game-day maintenance and clean-up inside Trustmark Stadium normally makes sleep a cinch for 28-year-old Chris Hornberger, the stadium’s operation manager. But there’s always the gum to think about – or more precisely, the already-been-chewed variety that fans leave on the surface of the wrap-around mezzanine. If not scrapped up right away, the gum turns black ...

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