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We Three Kings of Oregon Are

Through the 2006 season, OSU has played 3157 games since baseball began as a varsity sport in 1907, covering 97 seasons. In that time they have produced an 1875-1267-15 record. Just three coaches, Oregonians born and raised, have accounted for 71 percent of those seasons, 81 percent of games played, and 83 percent of wins. They have also produced seventeen of OSU’s twenty-two pennants.

They are:

Ralph Coleman

  • (b. Canby 1896, Canby HS, OAC)
  • 35 seasons, 878 games
  • 1923-1928,1930-1931,1938-1966
  • 561-316-1
  • .639

Jack Riley

  • (b. Salem 1938, Grant HS, Linfield)
  • 22 seasons, 1019 games
  • 1973-1994
  • 613-411-5
  • .596

Pat Casey

  • (b. McMinnville 1959, Newberg HS, U of Portland)
  • 12 seasons, 648 games
  • 1995-2006
  • 391-253-4
  • .603

All three also played minor league baseball in Oregon; Coleman and Casey for the Portland Beavers, and Riley for the Salem Senators.

Paul Andresen: 2/14/2007

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