The Oregon State University baseball program started in 1907 and Wes Schulmerich was their first player to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the Oregon State University Hall of Fame.
So how did Oregon State University become known as the Beavers? Did the University have any other team nicknames? This excerpt has the answers:
The nickname for Oregon State University is named after the state animal — the Beaver.
In the early days of the university, Oregon State's athletic teams were known as the Aggies. When orange uniforms replaced drab sweatshirt-gray and tan jerseys, the teams were referred to as the Orangemen.
In 1916, when the school yearbook was renamed "The Beaver," the name Beaver became associated with the school. It is believed the press also had some influence in changing the name, particularly L.H. Gregory of the Oregonian newspaper.
Source: Oregon State University Website (link)
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