Jimmie and Julie Louthan
Walk-Up/Intro Song: Anything G&R
Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Braves
Favorite Food: Any meal with my family
Least Favorite Food: Tofu
Top 3 Sports Movies: Brian’s Song, Moneyball, Rudy
Spirit Animal: Mule
Walk-Up/Intro Song: ***NERD ALERT*** “Don’t Rain on My Parade” -Barbara Streisand version
Favorite Form of Gemstone: Diamonds, of course!
Favorite sport & team: Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals) and College Basketball
Favorite Food: Loaded Nachos
Least Favorite Food: Mussels
Top 3 Sports Movies: Sandlot, Glory Road, Moneyball
Spirit Animal: According to an online survey, I have the spirit of an owl
2021 is the seventh season as Gems owners for Jimmie and Julie Louthan. In addition to the Gems, the Louthan’s own JJ’s Catering and Café J at 1400 N. 30th in Quincy. It was through the catering business that the Louthan’s became a part of Gems baseball, handling the concessions during the 2014 season. They took over ownership of the club in 2015.
Walk-Up/Intro Song: Good God Almighty – Crowder
Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Italian (Pasta & Pizza)
Least Favorite Food: Seafood
Top 3 Sports Movies: The Sandlot, Space Jam, Field of Dreams
Spirit Animal: Goat – A person with the goat spirit animal will be seen as adaptable and persistent in the pursuit of their goals.
Jacob is a Quincy native who studied Sports Management at Quincy University and actually interned with the Gems back in 2009. Fast forward 12 years to 2021 and he is more than ready to take on his new role as GM. Jacob joins the Gems for the second time having several years of experience in management, sales and customer relations. Jacob also serves on staff as an Area-Ambassador for the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes).
Jacob’s goals are to develop and grow a family-friendly atmosphere at the ballpark for the whole community to enjoy, make Quincy feel like home to players and coaches alike and, of course, do everything possible to make the Gems Prospect League Champions once again.