Orange Coast College baseball team members participate in a short tribute to coach John Altobelli, 56, before a season opener at OCC.
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John Altobelli and family are paid tribute at Orange Coast College baseball opener

Dottie Aper, left, consoles Lee Watanabe, who is mourning coach John Altobelli and who also lost his brother, Jourdan Watanabe, a former Orange Coast College catcher who died in 2009. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Fans view photos at the entrance of a growing memorial of Orange Coast College baseball jerseys, flowers, balloons and notes as team members and fans participate in a short tribute to their coach John Altobelli, 56, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Orange Coast College baseball team members participate in a short tribute to coach John Altobelli, 56, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
A growing memorial of Orange Coast College baseball jerseys, flowers, balloons and notes as team members participate in a short tribute to their coach John Altobelli, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Orange Coast College players sport their coach’s #14 during a moment of silence for coach John Altobelli, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Orange Coast College sports information director Tony Altobelli speaks about his brother, John Altobelli’s life as the baseball team members participate in a tribute to their coach John Altobelli, 56, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Orange Coast College baseball team members participate in a short tribute to coach John Altobelli, 56, before a season opener against Chula Vista Southwestern. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
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