Before the opener to the 2013 season arrives on Feb. 1, the Cal Poly Pomona baseball program will take a special break from training to celebrate the anniversary of the Broncos’ 1983 national title team.
The CPP baseball alumni are gathering for a golf tournament on Friday, Jan. 25 at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills. After the tournament action concludes, there will be a reception, dinner and silent and live auctions.
Mark Trumbo, who hit 32 homeruns this past season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, is scheduled to play in the Broncos’ golf tournament along with other special guests Mickey Hatcher and Marcel Lachemann.
To sign up for the Jan. 25 golf tournament, access a printable registration form here. To read the invitation letter from Broncos’ assistant coach and CPP alum Bret Lachemann, click here. To contact Lachemann with questions or to request more information, call (909) 869-2774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual CPP baseball Alumni Game at Scolinos Field is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 p.m., giving the Broncos’ former student-athletes a chance to extend the celebration into the weekend. The game also presents another opportunity for the alumni to meet the 2013 baseball team.
In reflecting on the accomplishments of the 1983 national title team, an archived story written by Brian Pickering titled “Battlin’ Broncos Win it All” recaps the storybook season in fine fashion:
“The year was 1983. A memorable one as far as the cal Poly Pomona baseball team is concerned. Call it amazing, shocking, spectacular, or even unbelievable, but no matter how it is termed the bottom line will still read, Broncos – NCAA National Champions.
‘I can’t believe it, they just kept battlin’,’ Cal Poly coach John Scolinos said. ‘That’s been our trademark. I’m really impressed with this young team.’
To read the full story, use the PDF viewer below or click here to download a printable PDF.
(Photo: the 1983 Cal Poly Pomona baseball team.)