Howard Hobson and the Golden Age of Oregon BASEBALL

Jim Maloney History

Oregon fans know of the “Tall Firs”—winners of the 1939  NCAA National Basketball Championship—by famous players like Admiral John Dick and Tall Firs coach Howard “Hobby” Hobson. Yet few realize that coach Hobson also coached the University’s baseball team, achieving nearly the same level of success that he did with his basketball program. The Oregon Ducks experienced a golden age in baseball from the …

Oregon Pitchers Survived the First Half, Look to Dominate Second Half of Conference Play

Max Thornberry Editorials

Oregon’s pitching has not been great. The highly touted rotation has pitched well, but has failed to reach the levels we expected back in February. The bullpen is questionable, as well. As mentioned last week, the back-end is set, but as evidenced by the madness of the Oregon State game Monday night, the long-relievers/spot starters are anything but a sure …

Oregon’s Bullpen Has Questions — and Answers

Max Thornberry Editorials

The Ducks have pitching weapons in reserve. The heavy and light arms will have to continue to move Oregon forward until the punchless offense decides whether they are committed to the “small ball” approach of years past or if George Horton has decided to blaze a new trail for the second half of the year. Optimism about surging bats and …

Oregon Baseball: The Next Men Up

Max Thornberry Editorials

The Ducks struggled in their trip through SEC country last week. Each of the starters posted his shortest outing of the year as Oregon skidded into its first losing streak of 2016. The series in Starkville gave head coach George Horton an opportunity to trot out his bullpen as the long relievers begin to solidify their roles. The problem the bullpen …

Ducks’ Baseball Stock Plummets in Starkville! Ouch.

Gar Pearson Editorials

It’s Saturday, March 12, 2016. We are sitting here with a pain in the back of our neck after watching our Ducks drop their 2nd game to the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. The Duck hitting seemed anemic and their stellar starting pitching, much praised with cause, appeared to lose presence. A text from a friend, he aware of my strong interest …

A Case for Krook

Max Thornberry Editorials

Last year Cole Irvin made his return to the Oregon rotation, a cause for celebration as fans expected the return of their Ace. Does anyone remember how excited we were at the opening of the season? Those grand hopes were forgotten early when we saw that Irvin was on a road to recovery. The sharpness he showed as a freshman wasn’t there …

Oregon Baseball: Phantom Changes, yet Incredibly Entertaining

Charles Fischer Editorials

Before many of you pop a vein from what you are about to read - do check our new change of Editorial policy. We are not always going to sprinkle our articles with good fairy dust, but you can rest assured that we will continue to “love to learn about our beloved Ducks!”  Charles Fischer Remember the promises after last year’s …