Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every California State University, Dominguez Hills alumni who played baseball at the California State University, Dominguez Hills AND made it to the Major League level.
"( Kevin ) Pillar was a walk-on, non-scholarship player at his Div. II college, and he chose Dominguez Hills because he'd have a chance to play every day as a freshman. The facilities sure didn’t lure him there: The Toros didn't even have on-site showers, unless you're talking about the hose. He'll tell you with a straight face that their clubhouse was the largest in the state, 'because it was a parking lot.' Behind right field, in lot four, the baseball players would park their cars in the same spot every day, because vehicles were the closest things they had to lockers. Pillar dressed in his Chevy Silverado before games." - Sports Writer Kristina Rutherford (SportsNet, Everyday Spectacular , 04/2017)
Major League Baseball Player Alumni
The California State University, Dominguez Hills baseball program started in 1960, Fred Besana was the first former Hornet to make it to the Major League level.
A few notable alumni, that were not baseball players, who attended Dominguez Hills include Jeff Coopwood (actor), Clarence Gilyard (actor / Matlock), Michael Happoldt (music producer / Sublime), Niecy Nash (actress / Reno 911, Dancing With the Stars), and Ben Swann (Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist).