In the late 1950's Stan ‘The Man’ Bronson, Jr. started his longtime friendship with the University of Memphis. He was a fixture around Tiger athletics, and he faithfully attended 56 seasons of home baseball games. His loyalty and dedication transcends decades, and he will always be a prominent part of the UofM family. Stan’s undeniable commitment did not go unnoticed. In 2007, Stan was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Most Durable Batboy," having served nearly six decades. On January 9, 2018 the University of Memphis lost part of our family, but his legacy will live on forever through the Stan Bronson Memorial Scholarship. The Stan Bronson Memorial Scholarship will go to a student in significant financial need who contributes to campus life in various and meaningful ways like Stan 'The Man.'
Stan's Life at the University
Many students, faculty and staff have fond memories of Bronson during numerous games, as he attended nearly 2,500 home games. Bronson was known for a special 7th-inning tradition. With an infectious smile, he would tip his cap to the crowd. In return, the crowd would burst into a tremendous applause. Our Tiger family also has a lifetime of dinner memories as he would often eat with various game attendees. Bronson attended every practice for both the Tigers football and baseball programs, and he made cameo appearances at Tigers women's basketball games and volleyball matches. He was a regular on the University's main campus, hanging out with students at the University Center.
Stan was always kind hearted, caring, whimsical, and overall a legendary Tiger fan. Stan ‘The Man’ will always be a beloved member of the Tiger family where his name will be linked to such joy and kindness. Let's join together to honor his legacy of kindness by supporting the Stan Bronson Memorial Scholarship.
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