Home Game, Ralph O. Coleman served the longest tenure of any coach in Beaver baseball history--35 seasons from 1923-1966. His teams were 561-315 with 10 Northern Division titles and a berth in the 1952 College World Series. Coming to Oregon Agricultural College as a student from Canby High, Coleman pitched for OAC in 1918. His main interest was track and field, though, and Coleman lettered three years as a standout trackman for the Beavers before trying baseball his senior year.
Photo shows Coach Ralph O. Coleman, Victor Demarz Brown, Jr., Frank Roelandt, William Clifford Frazer, Walter Charles Kirchner, DeWaine Palmer Galloway, Elmer Henry Weimer, Don Day Cecil, Raymond John Oberst, Robert Miller Ohling, Kenneth Johnson, Donald Leland Bower, Andrew Louis Frahler, Robert Claude Churchill, Bill Oral McCluskey.
Better known for his 599 wins over 36 seasons as Oregon State's basketball coach, Gill was also the baseball coach from 1932-1937 while Ralph Coleman concentrated on other duties in the school's Division of Physical Education. Gill's teams were 56-70 during his six years as coach.
Photo was published in the 1942 Beaver Yearbook, page 198. Left to right, back row: ?, Douglas Drynan, Robert LeTourneaux, Steven Eyman, Herbert Elliott,?, Manager Johnson, Coach Ralph O. Coleman. Second Row: Carl Pederson, Stuart Rankin, Donald Durdan, Lloyd Olmstead, Joseph Perryman, Lloyd Farthing, Theodore Capka. Front row: Lyle Specht, Elwin Mac Rae, Norman Peters, Leonard Youne, Carter Miles, Clayton Shaw (Captain), ?.
Home Game, 1937/1938 Oregon State College baseball team: Front row: L to R: Roger Coe Morey, Arthur Dittmar Merryman, Rudy Phillip Kappel, Ralph Takami, Gerald Ellis Mason. Second row: Lloyd Arthur Chatterton, Arnold Carl Fenger, Frederick Karl Cramer, Otto Houdek, Fred William Soller. Third Row: Coach A. T. "Slats" Gill, Edmund James Dooley, Bernard Leo Orell, William Markin Kalibak, Earl Sanford Younce, Charles Eldon Hutchinson. This picture can also be found in the 1938 Beaver Yearbook, page 195. Photo was taken in spring of 1937.