JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Each team in the Southern League has nominated one person for the inaugural class of the Southern League Hall of Fame. Representing the Jacksonville Suns will be former owner Peter Bragan Sr. who died in 2012.
Bragan Sr. and the other 13 members of the inaugural class will be recognized at the Southern League All-Star Game in Chattanooga on June 17th.
"When Daddy bought the team in Jacksonville it was what somewhat of a floundering franchise, attendance was down and the stadium was in rough shape," said Suns President and Owner Peter Bragan, Jr. "Through his efforts Jacksonville became one of the crown jewels of the Southern League. I'm very proud of everything he accomplished and I'm trying to carry on his tradition with the Suns today."
The physical location of the new Hall of Fame has yet to be announced. Beginning in 2015, there will be just three inductees each year.
Other notable inductees to this year's class include: Reggie Jackson (Birmingham Barons), Bo Jackson (Jackson Generals), Dale Murphy (Mississippi Braves), and Ryne Sandberg (Tennessee Smokies).