JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Current Jumbo Shrimp shortstop Joe Dunand is trying to follow in the footsteps of a legend, a legend who just happens to be his uncle.
Even the casual baseball fan knows who Alex Rodriguez is. He's better known as A-Rod.
But even some diehard fans don't know that A-rod got his start right here in Jacksonville.
Back in 1994, Rodriguez played 17 games for the Suns before getting called up to the majors. The rest is history.
Twenty-five years later, A-Rod's nephew, Dunand, is following in the footsteps of his uncle as a shortstop for the Jumbo Shrimp.
So far this season, Dunand has the third-most RBI for the Jumbo shrimp with 27.