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Darin Erstad is the latest Major Leaguer from North Dakota.  Darin is from Jamestown, North Dakota where he excelled in baseball, football, and hockey.  Darin went on to the University of Nebraska where he played both football and baseball.  In 1995, Darin was the #1 overall pick in the June Amateur Draft and was chosen by the Anaheim Angels.  He was assigned to Lake Elsinore where he spent little time.  By 1996 Darin was playing in the Big Show for the Angels. 

If you are ever driving through Jamestown, North Dakota don't forget to look at the huge billboard proclaiming Darin as one of North Dakota's own!  Picture at right.

About Darin:

Name: Darin Charles Erstad

Birthday:     June 4, 1974

Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota

Team: Anaheim Angels

Weight: 210 lbs.

Throws: Left

Bats: Left

Likes: Internet, reading, fishing, football, hockey

Team: Anaheim Angels

Acquired: Selected in 1st round June, 1995 free agent draft, 
first pick overall

Signed through: 2001

Achievements:

High School:
State Hurdles Champion (110 & 300 hurdles)
Mr. Hockey
1992 North Dakota Associated Press Athlete of the Year
All-Conference & All-State for football, hockey & track

Where he stands on the Nebraska Record books:
13th highest career batting average (.356)
10th highest career slugging percentage (.608)
3rd all-time in at-bats (733)
3rd all-time in home runs (41)
3rd all-time in doubles (46)
7th all-time in runs scored (188)
4th all-time in RBI's (182)
7th highest batting average in a season (.410)
6th highest total of at-bats in a season (251)
2nd highest in hits in a season (103)
5th highest number of runs in a season (84)
6th highest in RBI's in a season (76)
10th highest number of doubles in a season (20)
4th highest number of triples in a season (7)
3rd highest number of home runs in a season (19)
4th highest slugging percentage in a season (.773)

Milestones by Year:

1993:
Academic All-Big 8 Team

1994:
Cape Cod League MVP
1st Team All-Big 8
Baseball America Preseason 1st Team All-American

1995:
First overall draft pick
Named First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
College Sports Magazine Player of the Year
Voted Top Prospect in California League
Player of the Year (by College Sports Magazine)
Big Eight Conference Player of the Year
Punter & kicker for Nebraska's National Title Team

1996:
Voted best arm in the Pacific Coast League

1997:
Led team in home runs in spring training

1998:
AL Player of the Week (June 8-14)
AL All-Star Team Member

1999:
Named the #6 male athlete on the Daily Nebraskan Sports Century List

This page last updated on 01/27/02 12:59:04 PM CDT by Landon E. Brinkman.

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