Alan Trammell and Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Alan Trammell and Jack Morris were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Modern Era Committee, announced on Sunday night from the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Trammell and Morris were teammates on the Detroit Tigers for 14 seasons, from 1977-1990. They were two of 10 candidates on the Modern Era ballot.

The Modern Era Committee considers former managers, executives, and umpires, plus players who are no longer eligible on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot, whose primary contributions to baseball came within 1970-87.

Seventy-five percent of the votes from the 16-person committee are needed for induction. Morris received 14 votes and Trammell received 13 to earn induction. Ted Simmons fell just short with 11 votes, and longtime players union head Marvin Miller received seven votes. All other candidates received fewer than seven votes.

Trammell spent all 20 of his major league seasons with Detroit, hitting .285/.352/.415 with 185 home runs and 412 doubles. The six-time All-Star was the runner-up for the 1987 American League MVP.

Morris was 254-186 with a 3.90 ERA in his 18-year career, and spent 14 years with the Tigers. The right-hander had 2,478 strikeouts and topped 200 innings 11 times. Morris was a five-time All-Star and finished in the top five of Cy Young voting in five different seasons.

In his 15 years on the writer’s ballot, Morris topped out at 66.7 percent in 2013, his second to last year on the ballot. Trammell reached only as high as 40.9 percent on the BBWAA ballot, doing so in 2016, his 15th and final year on the ballot.

Morris and Trammell will be inducted to Cooperstown on Sunday, July 29, 2018, joined by any players elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA voting results will be announced on Jan. 24, with newcomers Chipper Jones and Jim Thome plus holdovers Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman possibly enshrined.

Article Courtesy of SBNation- 

Alumni Flag Football Game

Alumni Flag Football Game Needs Committee Members
This was a fun event and so many are asking “when is the next one?”
Good News.. the Alumni Association is looking to hold this event annually and is now seeking dedicated team members to be on the planning committee. To join this committee email
the monthly meeting schedule is tbd

Upcoming Events

Homecoming is here! Below are event reminders.

Newsletters keep Kearny alumni engaged and in the know. As a registered alumnus you are receiving this email to keep you up to date on events so you can attend and share with your fellow Komets. See you soon! Go Komets!

Alumni Cheer Tea

All Cheer and Song Leaders are invited to attend this free event. All graduating years are welcome! This is a small social and cheer practice review to prepare for cheering on the field during the first half of the homecoming game. Even if you don’t want to cheer during the game, come for the Tea on Wednesday to reconnect with your fellow alumnae.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
6:00 pm
Kearny High School Cafeteria
All donations to support this annual event can be mailed to
Kearny Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Cheer Tea
PO Box 710700 San Diego 92171-0700

Homecoming Football Game

Come out and cheer on the Komets as they take on Coronado.
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Kearny High School Stadium
Tickets are $7 at the gate, Kick Off is at 6:30 pm
Be sure to stop by the Alumni Association Table to say hello, update registrations or make a donation in support of your favorite program.

Alumni Homecoming Game After Party

After the Homecoming game on 10/6/17 Alumni will head over to an after-party at
10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
8 pm to close
Come join fellow Komets after the football game.
McGregors will donate a sale percentage to the alumni association.

All Class Picnic

The Annual Kearny High School Alumni All-Class Picnic is an opportunity to meet old classmates, share Kearny experiences with fellow Alumni, and be part of the greater Kearny High community. The picnic is held every year on the Sunday following Kearny’s Homecoming Football Game. It’s potluck… Bring a dish and join us!

Sunday October 8th, 2017
9am -4pm
Admiral Baker Park and Picnic Area
Gazebo #1
2400 Admiral Baker Rd
San Diego, 92120

More info and photo’s here


Komets 50th Reunion for 67,68 & 69!

KHS Komets 50th Reunion for 67, 68 & 69!
October 13, 14 & 15, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel Mission Valley

Please view their web page for all the details!

Please tell your Kearny friends!!
Class of 67: Christine McCormick    619 261 8434
Class of 68: Kathy Odum Oliphant –    619 440 4065
Class of 69:  Cathy Bjornsen Oberreuter    619 478 5453
FINAL Payment Deadline:   October  6th!!! 

Gathering for Class of 1957

Join us
October 14, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
EL Cajon Elks Club
1400 East Washington St.
El Cajon, Ca 92019

This is a rather informal gathering in honor of our 60th reunion.Donna Mae Estavane is a member of the Elks Club and will serve as our hostess. The Elks club provides a wonderful facility which has several large rooms where we can mill around smartly and enjoy ourselves. Until 4 o’clock on Saturdays, the Elks club sells hamburgers and some other refreshments. They have an excellent bar that provides everything from soft drinks to hard liquors, wine, beer, etc. these are no host. This whole approach is rather impromptu and those that can join us, please do so.

As always, our friends from other classes are welcome to join us. We will play games like:” do you recognize me”? (If so, who am I?) And we will solve all the problems of the world. When the last person leaves, it’s over.

Please save the date and contact as many of our classmates and friends as you can. Charles Oswalt will be sending out emails to as many of the classmates that have provided valid email addresses. Please RSVP by email to or by phone or text to 760 443-4190 in order for us to get an accurate count for food service at the Elks Club

Friends always! Kearny high school class of 1957.

Morris Akers, Donna Mae Estavane and Charles Oswalt

Alumni Registration

Remind your fellow Komets to register on our website to be added to our database. Thank you in advance to our contributing members.

Article featuring Linda Vista can use your input

One of our alumni members Mrs. Ellie Cole is working on a special project which involves featuring different neighborhoods in San Diego. Mrs. Cole is looking to interview long time residents for an article with the focus of  bringing Linda Vista to the forefront.

If you would like to participate and share your memories, experiences and vast history of Linda Vista, please contact Mrs. Cole at

Thank you

John Baca Monument Sign

John Baca is a 1967 Kearny High School Grad and a former United States Army soldier and a Vietnam War veteran. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest decoration of the United States Armed Forces, for his actions in combat.


A monument sign is being established in his honor in Linda Vista. The Linda Vista Town Council is accepting donations to ensure this project is completed for our local hero. Please contact them directly to support this effort.

Memorabilia Needed

Take those letter jackets and cheerleader outfits out of mothballs!! Kearny Principal Ana Diaz-Booz has made a special request from Kearny alumni. She has created a Kearny memorabilia haven in the high school’s main office. Trophies, signs, and sports clothing adorn the walls in an area that looks more like a living room (comfy and warm) than a sterile high school office.


Principal Ana is asking for donations or loans of any Kearny memorabilia to display as part of Kearny’s history. She promises that items will be well taken care of, displayed in shadow box type frames, and items will not be handled after being placed on display or until returned to the original owner or placed in storage if donated.

Please contact Principal Ana Diaz-Booz at Kearny (858) 496-8370 for further information. Thanks in advance to everyone for contributing. Go Komets!!

Mr. Corlett’s Retirement Event

Thank you to all of the Alumni and former KHS Staff that came out to celebrate Mr. Corlett’s retirement. It was great to see familiar faces, catch up and hang out with Mr. Corlett outside of the classroom!

We wish Mr. Rick Corlett all the best in the next chapter called retirement.

Alfredo Morales and Austin Caligagan c/o ’15, Thomas Ruiz and Jabril Ashe c/o ’09, Marquis Ashe and Brittany Evors c/o ’08.

 Coach Barnett and Mr. Corlett


Kearny/Montgomery Picnic

This past Saturday, 150 people from the Kearny and Montgomery communities, along with their families and friends, came to Admiral Baker Park to celebrate the decades of friendship and camaraderie that we share, and to remember a special friend of our community, Dennis D.J. Jones. The picnic was an amazing success! And all of the credit goes to Margie Jones, Laurie Leah Quitugua, Mark Anthony George, and Jocelyn Ylagan Burkhart, who planned this whole thing with David Coleman (KHS c/o ’78). Thank you to all who attended. The group is looking forward to meeting up again at the same time next year.

Special dedication for Mr. Rick Corlett

A room at Kearny High School has been named and dedicated to retiring teacher Rick Corlett as this is his last year teaching. The alumni purchased and gave Rick a letterman’s jacket so he will always remember how loved he is.

Mr. Corlett recently had the honor of throwing the first pitch at the Kearny vs. Mira Mesa baseball game at Petco Park. Below is a picture taken after the game. The Alumni Association is very grateful for the tremendous amount of support Mr. Corlett has extended through the years! He will be missed!