Oregon State University Baseball: Building a Legacy

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In the postseasons of 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Oregon State Beavers baseball team achieved a seemingly impossible dream and forever changed the culture of Northwest sports. After nearly a century of dismissal as a wet-weather team, unable to compete with the southern baseball belt on the national stage, a run of three College World Series appearances and back-to-back titles earned the Beavers national respect. Inspired by his own coverage of the dramatic seasons, "Corvallis Gazette-Times" sportswriter Cliff Kirkpatrick recounts the program's rise to prominence and lasting legacy. Filled with firsthand insights from players and coaches and photos of pivotal moments and stands filled with orange and black, this retrospective captures the magic of Oregon State's three-season run.
ISBN: 9781609498047
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oregon
Series: Sports
Images: 48
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Cliff Kirkpatrick covers the athletics programs at Oregon State University for the Corvallis Gazette-Times. He was present for the Beavers back-to-back College World Series titles and has been honored with multiple awards for his coverage of OSU football and baseball. Darwin Barney is a Gold Glove winner and second baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Barney was the starting shortstop for the Oregon State Beavers from 2005-07 and led the team to back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. Pat Casey is the head coach of the Oregon State baseball team. A native of Oregon and former professional baseball player, Casey joined the Oregon State program in 1995 and led the team to three College World Series appearances and two national titles.
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