Nebraska baseball retiring jerseys of Darin Erstad, Alex Gordon and Shane Komine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Three former Nebraska baseball players will have their jerseys retired in March.

Darin Erstad, Alex Gordon and Shane Komine will have their jersey numbers retired during a ceremony at Nebraska’s game against Illinois on March 24.

The three Huskers are the first in the program to have their jerseys retired, according to a press release.

“Each of them left a lasting legacy of excellence and helped elevate Nebraska baseball to new heights,” Athletic Director Trev Alberts said in the release. “Darin, Shane, and Alex are members of our Athletics Hall of Fame and have been great ambassadors for Nebraska, and we look forward to honoring them this spring.”

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.

Erstad played in the MLB for 14 years before he came back to Nebraska and served as head coach from 2012 to 2019.

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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 himself a World Series ring in 2015.

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Komine pitched for Nebraska from 1999 to 2002.  In 59 starts, Komine had 41 wins and 510 strikeouts.

He went on to play two seasons for the Oakland Athletics.

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