Root, root, rooting for the home team is more than just a saying in Jackson. That’s because after two decades of existence, the Jackson Generals minor-league baseball team is truly part of home for the local community.
“The No. 1 question that we ask as an organization is, ‘How can we involve and engage the community and make it better?’ ” says Generals president Jason Compton, who has been with the organization for 19 of its 21 seasons in Jackson. “We have some season-ticket holders and corporate partners who have been with us since the very beginning in 1998. You get used to seeing those people out here all the time.”
And, much like a community overall, there are many different types of people attending the games. Some are true baseball fans who are in their seat at The Ballpark at Jackson for all 70 home games each year. Others might attend only two or three times a season, savoring the hot dogs as much as the home runs.