SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State baseball program is excited to host their annual alumni weekend later this week on Saturday, May 5. The Hornets will celebrate and honor some of the program's greatest teams, coaches, and players while hosting an alumni barbecue.
The team will celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the 1988 World Series runners-up team, a team that finished the season with a 43-21 record and was the first in the program's history to make it to the final game of the college baseball world series. A commemorative banner, which also recognizes the 1986 team (third at the college world series), will be placed on top of the Hornets dugout.
Sacramento State will also announce the first ever recipient of the Daryl Horn Award, a new award developed this year in honor of the late Daryl Horn, a member of that 1988 World Series team who passed away late last year. The award, which was announced at the 2018 Diamond Dinner, will be presented for the first time on Saturday.
Additionally, the Hornets baseball program will officially retire former head coach Cal Boyes' #37 jersey. Boyes served as the baseball team's head coach for 17 seasons (1956, 1960-75) and complied a 358-282-2 record while piling up 11 league championships.
Lastly, the Sacramento State baseball team will celebrate one of their more recent players with a Rhys Hoskins poster giveaway. The poster, which features Hoskins' stats and records with Sacramento State and from his rookie year in the Major Leagues, will be given out to the first 250 fans at Saturday's game.
The baseball alumni barbecue, a regular part of this annual celebration, will be hosted by the Hornet Club and Block S along the first base side of the field. It is open to all baseball alumni and their families and begins when gates open at 5pm.