Prior to the beginnings of varsity baseball in 1907, Oregon State played baseball on an occasional basis beginning as early as 1883. In 1899, the school began playing an indoor version of the game. In 1900, the indoor baseball team compiled a 3-1 record, which included wins over the University of Oregon, Albany College, and the Salem YMCA. Players included: Arthur Derby, Hamilton, Arthur Bier, Small, Ellwood Clark, Grant Elain, Raymond Henkle, Ruben Burgess, Harold Belt, and Jim Hartley.
From left: Walter Brown; Great Grandpa Meier; Great Grandma Meier; Clara Brown; Pais (on lap), Grace, Gladys and Grandma Raddas. Walter S. Brown was an Oregon State College faculty member from 1913-1942. Brown was the first Extension Horticulturalist and became the head of the Horticulture department in 1920. Brown was an expert on fruits and vegetables native to the Northwest.