Biloxi Shuckers

Bay St. Louis, Biloxi's MGM Park on Southern Living's top 50 places

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD 
 The Biloxi Shuckers cheer from the dugout on Saturday, June 6, 2015 during the opening game at Biloxi's MGM Park. The stadium was selected by Southern Living magazine as No. 21 on the Top 50 attractions in the South.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD The Biloxi Shuckers cheer from the dugout on Saturday, June 6, 2015 during the opening game at Biloxi's MGM Park. The stadium was selected by Southern Living magazine as No. 21 on the Top 50 attractions in the South. SUN HERALD

Southern Living magazine has put Bay St. Louis and Biloxi's MGM Park on its Top 50 places to visit in the South.

Ranked No. 21, "Biloxi Hits a Home Run" is the headline under a photo taken by Benton Reed on July 3 from the press box behind home plate. The photo looks out over downtown, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and the Mississippi Sound.

The caption touts the Biloxi Shuckers as Baseball America's Minor League Team of the Year and says MGM Park will host concerts, Mardi Gras events and college and international games.

"We are honored that a publication such as Southern Living has recognized our great facility," said Shuckers' General Manager Chuck Arnold. "This is another example of how MGM Park continues to bring recognition to this great community. The Shuckers are proud to be one of the many great attractions that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer."

The Shuckers return to MGM Park for an exhibition game against parent club the Milwaukee Brewers on April 2.

Bay St. Louis was ranked No. 19 as a local community "coming back."

The city has "added new waterfront restaurants and bars, along with shops, galleries, and an inn for historic Old Town. Its new harbor opened in 2014."

Natchez, which is celebrating its tricentennial, was listed as No. 41.

Tupelo and Blue Delta Jeans store were also on the list.

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