MARION, IL — There will be no more Southern Illinois Miners baseball in Marion. On Wednesday, Jayne and John Simmons, the long-time owners of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, announced that they are retiring from Frontier League baseball ownership.
The 2021 season was the last season the team will be playing in Marion, for the Frontier League. The Simmons brought baseball back to the area in the summer of 2007. The City of Marion released a statement Wednesday afternoon thanking John and Jayne Simmons for their commitment to and investment in Marion over the last 15 years and Rent One Park will continue to be an important part of Marion’s future.
More details will be posted today on our website’s local news page.