Jackson 96ers Baseball Club: Did You Know?

 That the Jackson 96ers' were founded in 1978?

 That Doug Shanks was a founding member of the Jackson 96ers in 1978 and that he was the Head Baseball Coach at MS. Valley State University?

 That the Jackson 96ers' have won four NABF Senior Division (18) World Series in 1994, 1996, 2006 and 2017?

 That Curt Ford of Jackson was the 1st Jackson 96er to make it to the Major League with the St. Louis Cardinals?

 That Roy Oswalt of the Houston Astros played for the Jackson 96ers' in 1996 and helped them win the NABF World Series as the World Series MVP?  

 That the Jackson 96ers' have finished second in the NABF Senior Division World Series in 2002, 2005 and 2009?

 That the Jackson 96ers' are the host team to the NABF 17U High School Division World Series held in Jackson, MS., July 25-28?

 That starting in 2016, the Jackson 96ers have won 3 NABF World Championships: 2016 Junior Division, 2017 High School Division and Senior Division.
 
  


That former Jackson 96ers player (1984 & 1985) Damon Ianelli is National Cross-Checker for the Colorado Rockies.

That former Jackson 96ers player Earl Winn is a Special Assignment Scout with the Kansas City Royals.

That former Jackson 96ers player Mike Federico is the Head Coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and was the Head Baseball Coach at Meridian Community College, pitching coach at the University of Memphis and the University of Southern Mississippi. 

That former Jackson 96ers player Stephan Waggener is the Head Coach at Young Harris College (GA), and was Assistant Coach at the University of Indianapolis and Delta State University.



That current Executive Director and Manager, Derek J. Topik, played for the 96ers in 1984 & 1985.
He has been on the Board of Director's of the National Amateur Baseball Federation since 2002.
He has also coached the NABF National Team at USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
He is the NABF High School Division Director and he was the recipient of the NABF's Ronald E. McMinn Award in 2006.
He was on the Selection Committee for the MS Sport's Hall of Fame.

He has been Head Baseball Coach at St. Joseph Catholic School (Madison, MS) 1995-99, Assistant Baseball Coach at Madison Central HS (Madison, MS) 1999-2008, Head Baseball Coach at Jim Hill High School (Jackson, MS) 2018 and is now currently an Assistant Baseball Coach at Northwest Rankin High School (Flowood, MS). 

He also played high school baseball at St. Joseph (1982-84) and NWR (1985), where he was 12-2 as a senior with a 0.64 ERA in 118 innings pitched.