Jackson 96ers Baseball Club: Did You Know?

That the Jackson 96ers' were founded in 1978?

That Mississippi Valley University Head Baseball Coach Doug Shanks was the founding member of the Jackson 96ers'?

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

That Curt Ford of Jackson was the 1st Jackson 96er to make it to the Major Leagus 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 twice finished second in the NABF Senior Division World Series in 2002 and 2005?

That the Jackson 96ers' are the host team to the NABF Senior Division World Series held in Jackson, MS.


That former Jackson 96ers player(1984 & 1985) and coach Damon Ianelli is an Area Scout 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 was the Head Baseball Coach at Meridian Community College and is now the pitching coach at the University of Memphis.

That former Jackson 96ers player Stephan Waggener is an Assistant Coach at the University Indianapolis.



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 is on the Selection Committee for the MS Sport's Hall of Fame.
He is Player/Personnel Director for Performance Sport's Collegiate League.