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Achievements

  • 5 national championships (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 8 national champion runner-up (1984, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012)
  • 13 national championship games
  • 22 Junior College World Series appearances (1971, 1972, 1974, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • 1 AL MVP
  • 6 Cy Young Award Winners
  • 1 Cy Young Award Winner Runner-up

Respect

"The Gators are a perennial contender for the Juco World Series title" -Jim Callis, BASEBALL AMERICA

"JC powerhouse San Jacinto (Texas)" -BASEBALL AMERICA

"San Jacinto's rich history is second to none in junior college baseball" -COLLEGIATE BASEBALL "Like All-American Roger Clemens, (Charlie) Thames came to Texas from San Jacinto Junior College. His cousin, former Rice shortstop Damon Thames, also went from San Jacinto to Division 1 All-American." -BASEBALL AMERICA

"The San Jacinto Gators have been one of the best Junior College programs in the country for a number of years." -STAN BRZEZICKI, TeamOneBaseball.com

"(Damon) Thames arrived at San Jacinto with a reputation as a good fielder who couldn't hit much. He wears the opposite label now." -BASEBALL AMERICA

"The Gators have long been the model for successful programs around the country." -Roland Flores, The Laredo Times

"San Jacinto (is) considered the jewel of the south when it comes to recruiting for major college baseball and the major leagues." -David Taylor, North Channel Sun

"(San Jacinto) has four major things going for it, one is location, right in the middle of a hotbed of high school talent. Another is the facility (there), third is the scholarship budget and fourth is the tradition." -DANNY WATKINS, University of Alabama assistant baseball coach

"Playing at San Jacinto College did everything for me. Playing here made me want to be the best I could. Not only did we have an excellent coaching staff, but the teammates we competed against in practice were outstanding." -JEFF MCCURRY, former MLB relief pitcher

"I may not be where I am today had it not been for some of the things I learned while playing at San Jacinto College." -ANDY PETTITTE, retired New York Yankees pitcher