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Field Manager Albert Gonzalez has finalized his coaching staff for the 2024 season. Gonzalez, a New Jersey native spent last season as the bench coach with the High Point Rockers of the Atlantic League where they finished 78-46 en route to the South Division first...

January 1, 2024 Jackals Fans, Supporters, And The Local Community, As the new General Manager of the New Jersey Jackals, I am honored to address our fan base, partners, and the local community. I would like to express my gratitude for your support throughout the years before my...

The New Jersey Jackals are pleased to announce John Hunt as their new General Manager. In 2022 Hunt was the GM of the Pierre Trappers of the Expedition League where he was named "Executive of the Year" and in 2023 his team, The Wilmington (NC)...

       The Frontier League championship series ended over the weekend, but the New Jersey Jackals went home a long time ago.       It wasn’t supposed to be like that.       These 2023 Jackals set franchise records and league records on a daily basis. They...

     Sussex County Miners fans had to cringe Tuesday night when they saw Jorge Taverez take the mound for the Jackals in the one-game wild card playoff game at Skylands Stadium.      It was almost exactly a year ago that Tavarez had stood on...

  The season stretched over more than three months. There were perfect baseball nights under bright full moons and there were miserable, nasty nights with cold drizzle blowing in when you were up and blowing out when you were in the field. There were all...

This is it. This is the stretch run. The Frontier League’s East Division pennant is on the line, and the six-game road trip that begins tomorrow night automatically becomes the Jackals’ biggest road trip of the year.       The old traditional thinking says that the...

 The Jackals start the work week tonight in first place in the Frontier League’s East Division. They’re barely in first place by the smallest margin possible, but there they are – on top – where all the others wish they were to start the week....

He’s back. Jorge Tavarez is back as a starter in the Jackals pitching rotation, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Last year’s Frontier League strikeout leader missed the first 10 weeks of the season on the inactive list because of a visa...

     The Jackals are approaching the halfway point in the 2023 Frontier League schedule with a lineup of sluggers that has them in first place and riding high after sweeping their in-state rivals, the Sussex County Miners.      Game 48 of the 96-game regular...

Sporting #14 Newark Eagles’ jerseys in honor of Paterson native and former Negro League and Major League player Larry Doby, the Jackals came out swinging, securing their fourth sweep of the season over the Sussex County Miners with an 8-5 win on Wednesday night. Entering Monday's...

The New Jersey Jackals welcomed their in-state foe, and league rival the Sussex County Miners to Hinchliffe Stadium for the second time this season on Monday night.  After a quick top of the first with Vin Mazzaro on the mound, the Jackals’ bats quickly heated above...

 It’s now a dead tie at the top of the East Division standings in the Frontier League pennant race. First, the Sussex County Miners were in front to open the season. Then, the Miners put together a 12-game winning streak and won 18 out of...

 The New Jersey Jackals third baseman is having an outrageous season. Just outrageous.      James Nelson has started 34 of the team’s 36 games, and he’s batting .416, second-best in the entire Frontier League.      The 25-year-old from Georgia leads the league in on-base percentage...

Quick: Name the hottest team in the East Division of the Frontier League.  Easy, it’s the New Jersey Jackals. Now name the hottest team in the entire league. Yup, it’s the New Jersey Jackals. They start today’s road trip to St. Louis and Chicago with...

  It’s already been a rock-em, sock-em, back-and-forth, up-and-down scrappy start to the season and two things are already clear about this year’s Jackals after a 10-11 record in the first three weeks of the 2023 Frontier League season:      The hitting has been outstanding....

The Jackals Have been making headlines recently. Check out the latest from CBS, the NY TIMES, NEWS 12 NJ, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ABC, MLB.COM and more:   CBS: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/hinchliffe-stadium-reopens-historic-negro-league-stadium-hosts-baseball-game-for-first-time-in-26-years/ NEWS12: https://newjersey.news12.com/amp/newly-renovated-hinchliffe-stadium-hosts-first-baseball-game-in-26-years SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: https://www.si.com/.amp/mlb/2023/05/19/hinchliffe-stadium-negro-leagues-reopens-paterson-daily-cover ABC: https://abc7ny.com/amp/hinchliffe-stadium-reopen-negro-league-ribbon-cutting/13269870/ MLB.COM: https://www.mlb.com/video/hinchliffe-stadium-reopens NY TIMES: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/17/sports/baseball/hinchliffe-stadium-new-jersey.html...

  “We’re going to figure things out and we’re going to be a better team,” said the Jackals new manager, PJ Phillips, enjoying a few minutes of peace on Memorial Day, before packing his bag for a long road trip.  “When you don’t have everything going...

       It’s been a wild and wacky two weeks for the New Jersey Jackals – plenty of ups, plenty of downs, a little bit of history and a whole lot of drama. The roller coaster comes to a brief stop for a day off...

Paterson, NJ -- Today's scheduled contest between the Sussex County Miners (6-1, 1st FL East) and New Jersey Jackals (3-4, 2nd, FL East) has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a double-header on July 3, when the...

If this first Frontier League weekend was any indication of what lies ahead for the New Jersey Jackals this season, then a sentence delivered by Hollywood legend Bette Davis in 1950 just might sum things up: “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a...

       Preseason training camp is winding down – just three more days of workouts before the Jackals open the Frontier League season on the road Thursday night against the New York Boulders. The team’s new manager, P.J. Phillips, already has his starting pitching rotation...

   P.J. Phillips was named as manager of the New Jersey Jackals last Nov. 7. And, the more you get to know him, you get the feeling that he would have been ready to lead the team onto the field last Nov. 8.       You want...

  At first glance, he may not look like an overpowering right-hander, but he was clearly the one show-stopper of last year’s pitching staff, and Jorge Tavarez will be back on the mound for New Jersey next month after recently signing a contract extension for a...

Little Falls, NJ -- Recently, Jackals games have been heard on MixLr, a free streaming radio platform that allowed fans to hear every second of the action by visiting jackals.com and clicking "Listen Live." This morning, however, the team is proud to announce that the Jackals...

Jackals’ fans are in for a treat when the Frontier League season opens on May 11. One of the new players in the New Jersey dugout is a real showstopper – a good hitter, a great fielder and true terror on the basepaths.      Last...

When the Jackals joined the biggest, most successful independent baseball league in the country in 2020, it was monumentally bad timing. The entire Frontier League season was wiped out because of the Covid-19 pandemic.       The following year was much better, the show would go...

Little Falls, NJ -- The New Jersey Jackals announced today a major resigning that will bolster the middle of the lineup. Outfielder Josh Rehwaldt has signed a contract extension to return to the Jackals for his third season in New Jersey. The 6'6" Rehwaldt has become a...

Pitching was the glaring weakness for last year’s Jackals. Or, to be more precise, it was lack of pitching. That’s why a good chunk of this offseason is being spent revamping a new-look pitching staff under new manager P.J. Phillips.      The 36-year-old skipper is...

     Big League pitchers and catchers report for spring training this week, and the first Yankees and Mets games on television from Florida will begin in just a few days. It’s February and baseball is in the air. You can smell it. It’s beautiful....

The game of baseball won’t be quite the same this year, not in the Big Leagues and not in the Frontier League, either.      From now on, forget about pitchers taking their own sweet time on the mound in between pitches. And forget about hitters...

Little Falls, NJ -- The New Jersey Jackals announced today one of the first non-Frontier League events to take place at the renovated Hinchliffe Stadium will be the First Annual Johnny Briggs High School Classic. Featuring five games in one day, Sunday May 7th will feature...

Sauget, IL -- The Frontier League of Professional Baseball has announced that their 30th annual Tryout Camp and Draft will be held on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois, home of the Gateway Grizzlies. All 16 Frontier League...

Little Falls, NJ -- Pitching and catching have become priorities for the New Jersey Jackals, as the team announced two additions to its roster late Thursday. Rusber Estrada, a catcher most recently with the Lexington Legends of the Atlantic League, and Roniel Raudes, formerly of the...

Little Falls, NJ -- Last week, the Jackals announced the signing of Vin Mazzaro, who becomes the first member of the 2023 pitching staff. Today, the team signed the man Mazzaro will likely be throwing to for most of his outings. Isaias Quiroz joins the Jackals...

Little Falls, NJ -- The adage is true throughout all levels of baseball. If you want to win games, you need starting pitching. The New Jersey Jackals checked that box in a major way today, signing veteran pitcher Vin Mazzaro to a 2023 contract. This will be...

Little Falls, NJ -- The holidays are upon us and for the Frontier League, that means taking the first steps towards building a championship roster for 2023. The Player Option deadline has come and gone, in which teams exercise a clause in Frontier League contracts that...

There will be a very new look to the Jackals when they take the field at Hinchliffe Stadium for the 2023 baseball season. The team’s 66-year-old manager, Brooks Carey, resigned in October. Now, it’ll be a 36-year-old running the club. Yes, it’s true that P.J. Phillips will...

Bobby Jones Named Jackals Vice President and Chief Business Officer  When the Jackals move to Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson for the 2023 season, it will open the door to a new chapter in the life of Bobby Jones. It will also offer him a meaningful link...

On Friday, October 7th, 2022, Jackals Manager Brooks Carey tendered his resignation from the New Jersey Jackals, a ball club he had managed since 2018. The team will begin its search for a new bench boss immediately as they prepare to move to Hinchliffe Stadium...

Paterson, NJ -- On Monday, October 3rd, the Frontier League announced its 2023 schedule for all 16 teams, the League’s 30th Anniversary campaign. The season marks the first for the New Jersey Jackals in their new home of Hinchliffe Stadium and features many special matchups...

 The baseballs were flying all over the place at Yogi Berra Stadium in 2022 as the Jackals led the entire Frontier League in team batting average. They were also No. 2 in the league in hits, No. 3 in runs, No. 3 in home runs,...

When the New Jersey Jackals take the field for their 26th season in May of 2023, they will step into American baseball history.      After 25 years at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University, the team is moving to Hinchliffe Stadium...

 It was one for the record books. And it knocked an arch-rival out of the playoff race. And it was on the road in front of a hostile crowd. And it was a 150-pound pitcher with a modest record and an even more modest ERA.   ...

The past weekend proved two things: First, the Garden State Rivalry is alive and well and red hot, as the Jackals took two of three games over the Sussex County Miners, including Sunday’s 7-5 victory, and, at least temporarily, knocked the Miners out of third place...

Up and down – this past week, the entire season. First, the Jackals sweep the first-place Quebec Capitales, who are enjoying a dream season on top of the Frontier League’s East Division. Then, they get swept by the barely-.500 Tri-City ValleyCats. Just when it looked like New...

Little Falls, NJ — August started off well for the New Jersey Jackals (34-34), taking their first two games of the new month against their oldest rivals in the Quebec Capitales (45-23). Thursday night served as an opportunity for the team to make history. Thanks...

Little Falls, NJ – It was another hot and sunny Waggy Wednesday at Yogi Berra Stadium, where the New Jersey Jackals gained another walkoff victory, 5-2 against the Quebec Capitales in the second game of the three game series after a 11-5 win last night. The...