University of Oregon

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College World Series Appearances: 1 1954

Players who went here

Baseball was the University of Oregon’s oldest athletic program, the first competitive game having been played in 1877. A varsity team was established on a permanent basis in 1905, and competed until the program was dropped in 1981. The announcement that baseball was being discontinued at the university, along with men's gymnastics, women's golf and women's soccer was made by University President Paul Olum on May 7, 1981. The stated reason for the decision was budget reductions.

Even though the school did not sponsor baseball from 1981-2009, that did not stop a player from being drafted out of Oregon - their football team's quarterback Dennis Dixon, was chosen in the 5th round in 2007, and spent a season in the minors.

The school has reinstated baseball as a varsity sport beginning for the 2009 season. On September 1, 2007 the school announced the hiring of George Horton, formerly coach at California State University, Fullerton, as Head Coach for the new baseball team.

Coaches[edit]

P.K. Park[edit]

Kilkenny speaks at dedication ceremony

On Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m., donors, former UO baseball players, university officials, members of the community and Hall of Famer, Bobby Doerr, gathered on the parking lot adjacent to Autzen Stadium to break ground on P.K. Park, the future home of the UO Ducks baseball team. University President Dave Frohnmayer, Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny (after whom the new stadium is named), and Joe Giansante, Senior Associate Athletic Director, all spoke before Pat mounted a backhoe to dip the shovel into a pile of dirt fashioned into a pitcher's mound. Baseball head coach, George Horton threw a ceremonial pitch to the UO mascot stationed behind a home plate painted onto the asphalt in Oregon colors. According to an article in The Register-Guard, [1] the first phase of P.K. Park will be ready for the 2009 season when the Ducks will open against the NCAA champion Fresno State University on February 27. The paper also reported that, "The permanent stadium is expected to seat around 4,000 and will resemble stadiums built at LSU and Penn State by DLR Group - which is serving as the architect of the second phase." Upon completion prior to the 2010 season, P.K. Park is expected to cost between $15-18 million.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1906 4-5
1907 10-6
1908 6-3-1
1909 6-4-1
1910 9-6
1911 8-6
1912 8-0
1913 5-4
1914 11-3
1915 6-3
1916 5-4 4-4
1917 No team
1918 10-2 6-2
1919 1-6 1-6
1920 11-9 5-5
1921 6-13 4-8
1922 2-15 0-12
1923 3-15 1-13
1924 6-12-1 not available
1925 5-7 1-7
1926 4-4 4-4
1927 3-9 2-6
1928 11-4 7-4
1929 8-9 8-8
1930 15-7 8-7
1931 8-10 8-8
1932 5-10 5-10
1933 7-6 3-3
1934 16-6 10-5
1935 14-8 11-5
1936 13-11 9-7
1937 13-3 12-2
1938 17-9 9-7
1939 20-7 11-5
1940 17-11 8-8
1941 15-6 11-4
1942 20-5 11-4
1943 15-7 12-4
1944 No team
1945 No team
1946 18-9-1 11-5
1947 19-7 9-7
1948 12-6 10-5
1949 18-7 10-4
1950 12-11 6-10
1951 14-14 7-9
1952 19-12 9-6
1953 15-4 9-3
1954 18-8 11-5 CWS District Tournaments / CWS 7th (t)
1955 18-8 10-3
1956 18-8 8-5
1957 24-9 11-3
1958 19-9 9-5
1959 18-11 8-5
1960 12-7 6-6
1961 19-9 6-5
1962 29-9-1 10-5
1963 25-7 10-5
1964 31-11 11-5 CWS District Tournaments
1965 27-8-1 12-6
1966 21-18 8-9
1967 16-14 7-5
1968 22-15-1 8-10
1969 22-19 8-13
1970 16-14 5-9
1971 19-18 7-9
1972 23-13 14-4
1973 23-13 14-4
1974 26-19 12-6
1975 20-19 5-10
1976 20-18 6-12
1977 14-27 4-14
1978 23-24 7-9
1979 14-27 4-14
1980 19-21 6-10
1981 16-21 2-16
2009 14-42 4-23
2010 40-24 13-14 CWS Regionals
2011 33-26-1 11-16
2012 46-19 16-11 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2013 48-16 22-8 CWS Regionals
2014 44-20 18-12 CWS Regionals
2015 38-25 16-14 CWS Regionals
2016 29-26 14-16
2017 30-25 12-18
2018 26-29 12-18

Notes[edit]

  1. Mims, Steve: "Kilkenny christens Oregon's new stadium," The Register-Guard, C2, Saturday, August 16, 2008.