baseball player batting

  • 5 national championships (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 10 national champion runner-up (1984, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017)
  • 14 national championship games
  • 27 Junior College World Series appearances (1971, 1972, 1974, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 1 AL MVP
  • 6 Cy Young Award Winners
  • 1 Cy Young Award Winner Runner-up


"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,

"(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