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OCC honors five

Brent Mayne, Mike Mayne, Gillis, Wagner, Slattery named to Pirates' Hall of Fame.

October 21, 2010

Brent Mayne, who played 15 Major League Baseball seasons for seven teams, headlines five individuals who will be inducted into the Orange Coast College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The 2010 class also includes former coaches Mike Mayne, Tandy Gillis and Vern Wagner, as well as former women's tennis standout Julie (Slattery) Shapiro.

The inductees will be honored at a reception in the OCC gymnasium foyer, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will also be recognized at halftime of the school's home football game against Southwestern, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

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Brent Mayne played one season at OCC, before moving on to become an All-American at Cal State Fullerton and a first-round draft pick (13th overall) of the Kansas City Royals in 1989. He collected 1,143 hits, 38 home runs and 403 runs batted in in 1,279 big-league games with the Royals, New York Mets,Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished with a .263 career batting average and his .993 fielding percentage ranks fourth all-time among catchers.

Mayne, a Costa Mesa High product, was inducted into the OCC Hall of Fame in 2005.

Mike Mayne, Brent's father, amassed 400 wins in 15 seasons as the Pirates baseball coach, including a state championship in 1980. Mayne's teams won six conference championships and featured more than 100 future professional players, including future major leaguers Chris Beasley, Donnie Hill, Damon Berryhill, Kevin Romine, Kevin Reimer, Jeff Gardner and Rich Amaral.

Also an assistant football coach at OCC for more than 12 years, Mayne was the pitching coach for 2008 NCAA champion Fresno State. He also worked in scouting and coaching roles for the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics.

He was National Community College Coach of the Year in 1980 and was inducted into the California Community College Coaches Assn. Hall of Fame in 1993.

Gillis, who coached the school's only men's basketball state champion in 1978-79, compiled a 244-228 record in 16 seasons at the helm, beginning in 1976.

Gillis, a member of the 1959 Cal team that won the NCAA championship, as well as the Golden Bears' 1960 squad that lost in the national title game to an Ohio State team that included John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas and Bobby Knight, also coached men's tennis for eight seasons at OCC.

He is a member of the California Community College Hall of Fame.

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