BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Hundreds of hopeful applicants entered MGM Park Saturday, where they eagerly and anxiously attended the Biloxi Shuckers second annual job fair.
Anyone interested in being an official member of the Shuckers team could put applications in for everything from ticket sellers to the team mascot.
Biloxi resident Dan McSorely was one of those hundreds hoping to make the cut.
"I want to be involved in baseball. My passion is baseball," said McSorely. "I love the game. I want to be around the game. And what the Shuckers are doing in the community is outstanding and I want to be a part of it."
Officials say the number of applications they received this year was about the same as last year's event. The 2015 job fair ended with 3,400 applications and 1,700 people going through the interview process.
So what's it take to snag a job with the Southern League team?
Interested applicants should be hardworking, have great customer service skills, and want to help provide fun, family entertainment to the stadium's guests. Future employees must also be able to work every home game and additional events at MGM Park as needed, stand for long periods of time, and be able to work outdoors.
Officials from both Biloxi and the Shuckers agree that this is what they envisioned when they decided to bring minor league baseball to the city -- the opportunity to create more jobs.
"One of the biggest things we want to do is create those jobs," said Shuckers representative Cristina Coca. "We want to make sure everybody has those jobs. And with us being here, it creates them."
The Shuckers return to MGM Park for an exhibition game against their parent club, the Milwaukee Brewers, on April 2.