Names like Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval were on the field at Volcanoes Stadium on Thursday, June 23.
The men themselves weren’t there, but they were among the 114-players that were honored with the Volcanoes’ 25th anniversary jerseys.
The names of players that played for the Volcanoes when they were a single-A affiliate for the San Francisco Giants that went on to make the major leagues were printed on the front and back of the special jerseys that the Volcanoes wore for their game against the Mavericks.
Former major league pitcher Ryan Jensen is one of the names on the jersey. Jensen started the first game in Volcanoes’ history, and was back to throw out the first pitch.
“I didn’t think I’d see a jersey like that,” Jensen said. “I think it’s a pretty good idea to show off what kind of talent has come through this organization when they were with the Giants. I think it’s a really good idea.”
Volcanoes’ manager Tony Torcato is part of that talent that came through the Volcanoes’ ranks and earned his name’s place on the jersey. Unfortunately for Torcato, he didn’t get to celebrate the entire game in the jersey, as he was ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes.
The game-worn jerseys — including Torcato’s who’s name appears three times — are now up for auction through the Live Source app until the evening of the Mavericks League Championship on Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. Bids begin at $50, with bids reaching as high as $100 currently.