FRESNO, California (KSEE) – Family, friends and former colleagues of former Fresno Grizzlies score keeper Jim Nelson gathered Saturday to celebrate his life.
Nelson passed away September 24 at the age of 65 after a battle with heart disease. He worked for the Grizzlies for more than a decade, sharing his love and knowledge of baseball with younger generations as a mentor to interns.
“Jim was a fixture here at the ballpark, up in the press box. He was known by a lot of people so I think this was a very fitting tribute to him,” said Jim’s wife of 21 years, Lisa Nelson.
Lisa Nelson says they will donate his remains to the Stanford University Medical School as a gift for its years of care during his battle with heart disease.