Woody Woodward, was a major league shortstop for the Braves and Reds, and went on to serve as GM for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and the Seattle Mariners. Born in Miami, he made All-American at Florida State. He is a longtime friend of the Bragan family and we are thrilled to make him the 2017 honoree.
Since we are at the Alhambra Theatre this year, we will include some singing and dancing that everyone is sure to enjoy as well. Local media celebrities scheduled to appear include Frank Frangie, Sam Kouvaris, Fred Seely and more!
We are pleased to announce that our first Celebration & Award Gala on Tuesday, November 29 at the Hyatt was a great success! The Foundation hosted nearly 200 generous sponsors and their guests, patrons and the Jacksonville sports media. The “Pedro Roast” was well received as media friends told stories, shared personal memories and thanked Pedro and his family for many years for bringing the best baseball in the world to their families and inspiring youth in NE FL.
Media roasting was offered up by Frank Fangie, Dan Hicken, Sam Kouvaris, David Lamm, Greg Larson, Brent Martineau, Jack O’Brian, and Jeff Prosser along with J.P. Shadrick as MC.The interior “Bragan Field” mounds are visible reminders of days past as is the Bragan name now proudly emblazoned by the City of Jacksonville on the entrance of The Jacksonville Baseball Grounds. Continue reading →