Happy 36th Birthday to North Dakota native Darin Erstad! Darin graduated in 1992 from Jamestown High School. He then attended the University of Nebraska, playing baseball there for three years. He was picked first overall by the California Angels in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. So far, in an 14- season career, Darin has a .282 batting average with 123 home runs and 693 RBIs in 1817 games. He has been selected to the American League All- Star team twice (1998, 2000) and has eight game-ending RBI in his career. As of July, 2009, Darin ranks second to Travis Hafner in all-time home runs hit by a player born in North Dakota. Make sure to keep an eye out when traveling on I-94 in Jamestown for the billboard in his honor!
Happ Birthday Darin Erstad!