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Team: Jacksonville Jets [ID #393] Bookmark Jacksonville Jets

Location: Jacksonville, FL (Southeast)

League: II.1 - East

Owner: gmat14 send message
          [since October 22nd 2021 | last seen July 19th 2024]

Manager: Damon Harris

Ballpark: The Hangar

Rank: #46 - Rating: 176.36

Fan Mood: 89.13

Prestige: 16

Color: Red & Gray

Team Notes:

• May 25 2065: Orlando Aponte was released.
• May 25 2065: Kirk Douglass was released.
• May 17 2065: Orlando Aponte was signed as a free agent.
• May 17 2065: Kirk Douglass was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 13 2065: Sherman Kennedy was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Jan 13 2065: Santiago Arcia was hired as the new coach.
• Jan 13 2065: Coach Roland Harris was let go.
• Jan 13 2065: Salvador Becerra was selected to the national team of Panama.
• Jan 13 2065: Carlos Bermudez was selected to the national team of Mexico.
• Jan 13 2065: Sergio Rodriguez was selected to the national team of Costa Rica.


League Record:

Wins: 17     Losses: 27     Pct: .386     Last10: 3-7     Streak: L1

Ave: 3.4 - 4.5     RS: 148     RA: 199     DIFF: -51         Power Index: 104.6

Cup:

Group 38 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Nov 02 2064: 2064 Season of Ecstasy - by gmat14 on June 12th, 2024

2064 will go down as a season of ecstasy for the Jets! After a full season title race that ended up being decided by run differential after a 95-65 season, the Jets are moving on to League 2 for the first time in franchise history. We had a chance to catch up with the team owner and this is what he had to say:

"I never dreamed of being in this position. When I first bought the team in 2052, I would never have imagined to be going into League 2 after 12 seasons. After the heartbreaks endured in Leagues 6 and 5 I never expected 3 straight years of promotion, but I am glad that the investment into the club has garnered results."

The Jets offseason will be an interesting one to watch as several franchise cornerstones in Becerra, Barkley, and Zarate all mulling potential retirements. Key contributor Russo is also mulling retirement so we will see how different the Jets will be next season.

If this is the end for Zarate, Barkley, and Becerra then what a glorious time together it was.

14 combined All-Stars
7 combined All-leagues
1 Cy Young and 1 MVP
4 Division Titles and 2 League Titles


Nov 02 2063: 2063 Season of History in the Books!!! - by gmat14 on March 27th, 2024

The 2063 season proved to be one that Jets fans will remember for a long time. The team will be moving up into League 3 for the 2064 season for the first time in franchise history behind 99 wins and the most dominant pitching performance in team history. This year not only brought great team success but also saw historic milestones for several players:

Chuck Bonds - All-time Saves record (301)

Reed Carrera - Single Season ERA record (2.55), Single Season MVP record (13),

Josh Emery - T-Single Season Shutout Record (3)

Edgar Zarate - T-All-time MVP record (56)

Salvador Becerra - T-Single Season MVP record (15)

The Jets ultimately lost the League Championship 4-2 to the Appleton Foxes but are still excited to go League 3.


Jul 01 2063: New Jacksonville Jets All-time Saves Record!!! - by gmat14 on February 24th, 2024

On June 29th, 2063, Chuck "Bail" Bonds broke the all-time franchise record for Saves with his 274th as a Jet (352nd for his career) passing Toren Rouse, who had the previous record of 273 for 16 years. Chuck came into a 5-3 game against the Brea Buffalos and allowed no runs on 2 hits and a strikeout to record his 19th save of the season. We were able to catch up with Chuck after the game and he had this to say, "To be the new Saves King for this franchise is an honor. When ownership brought me in, they told me that I was the missing piece to their championship puzzle. They put their trust in me and I'm just happy that after 7 years, 274 saves and 2 titles, I've been able to keep up my end of the bargain". Bonds was immediately mobbed by the entire team and doused in Gatorade as the team celebrates the latest milestone in the Future Hall-of-Famer's career.


Nov 02 2062: 2062 League Champions! - by gmat14 on January 11th, 2024

For the first time in franchise history, the Jacksonville Jets are moving up to League IV! One year after their disappointing 2061, finishing in 2nd place for the 3rd consecutive season, the Jets were looking to breakthrough behind the strength of their pitching staff. After a slow start to the season, going 26-24 in their first 50 games and in 4th place, the Jets engaged the afterburner in inter-league and soared into first behind a 45-15 record. They maintained most of the momentum going 24-19 in the next 43 games to clinch the division title with 7 games remaining. As the young players in the system were inserted into the lineup and rotation for the last 7 games, we caught up with long time captain of the team, Luis Roldan, who had announced at the start of the season that he would be retiring. This is what the future Hall-of-Famer had to say about this season, and his career, “Going through this season was definitely one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had. To experience promotion twice in my career at two different points is humbling. When we promoted into League V I was in the prime of my career and to be able to see us promote into League IV now that I’m one of the old dogs is something I will cherish forever. I am glad to have been able to spend my entire career with this franchise and have the privilege of being the team captain for the last 9 years. I will miss this team, but I know that Bobby [Kirk] will do a wonderful job as the next team captain”. The Jets went on to finish the season with 96 wins and win the League Championship 4-2.


Oct 22 2057: 2057 Division Champs!!!!! - by gmat14 on December 18th, 2022

For the first time since 2021 the Jacksonville Jets are Division Champs!!!! In a roller coaster of a season the quality of this team shone through. In a year where it wasn’t known exactly what the pitching staff was going to provide, Manager Harris managed to get the pitcher to turn in the best performance in team history allowing 4.3 runs per game led by Cy Young favorite Edgar “Karate” Zarate finally having his breakout season. Another breakout star was Salvador Becerra, with team captain Luis Roldan saying about him “We knew he could have this kind of season, we just didn’t know when. But with the work he put in the off season, the clubhouse knew we could see something special this season and boy did he deliver.” This team almost let a 8 game lead with 33 to play slip away but managed to hold on winning on run differential. We will see if the pitching staff can turn in a repeat performance next season in a League V that features vaunted rival St. Joseph Hitmen.