The University of Memphis Tigers batboy, Stan Bronson Jr. (July 19, 1928 – January 9, 2018), was known as a living legend in Tiger baseball, and now holds a place in history as the Most Durable Batboy ever, as approved by the 2008 edition of Guinness World Records. Bronson was the University of Memphis baseball batboy for over 50 years.
Bronson came to the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University) in 1958 when he asked head football Coach Billy Spook Murphy for a job with the football team. Bronsons first job with the U of M was picking up footballs whenever the kickers would practice on the sidelines. He worked in the capacity as an equipment manager for the football team until he was in his 60s. In addition he has served as the baseball programs batboy since 1958—a span of over 50 years. During Bronsons tenure as the batboy, Bronson has played in approximately 2,353 games. Every time a Tiger home game reaches the middle of the eighth inning, it is Stan The Man Bronsons time in the spotlight. He makes his way to home plate where he acknowledges the University of Memphis Tiger faithful who have made it out to the game.
On April 25, 2010, Bronsons jersey was retired and displayed on the right field wall of FedExPark, joining Dave Anderson, Mark Little, Bobby Kilpatrick, and Mike Paxton.
Stan Bronson died in his sleep on January 9, 2018.
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