Nebraska baseball retires jerseys of Darin Erstad, Alex Gordon and Shane Komine
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska baseball retired the jerseys of former players Darin Erstad, Alex Gordon and Shane Komine before Friday’s game against Illinois.
The trio are the first Nebraska baseball players to have their numbers retired.
Erstad played for the Huskers from 1993 to 1995 and finished his collegiate career with 261 hits, 46 doubles, 41 home runs and 182 RBIs.
He was also the starting punter for the national championship-winning Huskers in 1994. He won a World Series title with the Anaheim (now Los Angeles) Angels in 2002.
Erstad played in the MLB for 14 years before he came back to Nebraska and served as head coach from 2012 to 2019.
Gordon played at Nebraska from 2003 to 2005. He won several player of the year awards in his final collegiate season.
The Lincoln Southeast alum went on to play for the Kansas City Royals, where he was a three-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner.
Gordon also earned a World Series ring in 2015.
Alex Gordon on seeing his jersey retired at UNL
“To be the first group to go in…its an honor.” pic.twitter.com/l7ekq0s1S7
— Channel 8 KLKN-TV (@Channel8ABC) March 24, 2023
Komine pitched for Nebraska from 1999 to 2002. In 59 starts, Komine had 41 wins and 510 strikeouts.
He went on to play for two seasons for the Oakland Athletics.