13 Feb

a goodbye

Minnie Jane Burns died on Sunday at the age of 95. Her passing should not go unmarked by the Mississippi baseball community. The Carthage native, a sweet and multi-talented woman, was the widely acknowledged No. 1 fan of the Jackson Mets/Generals/Senators. She attended the first game at Smith-Wills Stadium in 1975 and missed very few during professional baseball’s 30-year run at the old ballpark on Lakeland Drive. Funeral services are Saturday at Madison Methodist Church Chapel.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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