This footage shows portions of the eighth through tenth innings of a double-header at Coleman Field.
The original film is 16 mm color silent and is about eleven minutes long.
This was the first game of a double header played on May 10, 1975, with the Beavers winning 6-5 in ten innings. OSU also took the nightcap 11-7. These were the last regularly scheduled games of the conference season. OSU finished in a tie with Washington State for the Northern Division title, and a one-game playoff ensued in Pullman the following Wednesday, with the Cougars prevailing 6-4. OSU finished the season with a 28-10-1 record. Assuming that the film is in chronological order, all the action takes place from the eighth inning on. Pat Barry, pitching in relief, was the winning pitcher in each game of the double-header.
TOP OF THE EIGHTH
|0:00||OSU catcher Pete Rowe (#1) warming up pitcher; umpire dusting off plate|
|0:20||UofO batter #31, OSU pitcher Pat Barry (#15) (entered the game in the 7th)|
|0:48||Barry pitching, strikes out Ducks #31|
|1:05||Don Reynolds (Harold’s brother) is the runner at 1st. Ducks #21 flies out to center field|
|2:22||Barry apparently balks, U of O coach comes out and has his say; Jack Riley, OSU coach (#2), comes out, has more than his say, and is ejected. Listening in is Kim Hurley (#12). Note the “old time” style cap the umpire is wearing.|
|4:21||shot of stands, fans applauding|
BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH AND BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
|4:31||Pete Rowe (#1) on deck; Zed Merrill (#5) at the plate. Duck’s first baseman (#21) is Pat McNally, Duck’s pitcher (#30) is Fazzolari|
|5:03||Pete Rowe (#1) at the plate, flies out|
|5:24||Bill Martinez (#3) at the plate; walks|
|5:41||OSU 3b coach Del Coursey (#24)|
|5:52||Jeff Doyle (#4) swinging at a pitch, Roman Gonzalez (#13) on deck, then at the plate, grounds out.|
|6:28||Tom Simas (#9) at the plate; grounds out|
|6:51||Joe Charbonneau (#10) at bat, strikes out. No, he’s not the light bulb-eating Joe Charbonneau. who played for Cleveland.|
TOP OF THE TENTH
|7:14||Barry warming up to start the top of the tenth|
|7:33||Duck batter at plate|
|7:37||OSU Gary Beck (#6) third base, in the field|
|7:55||Barry pitching. batter grounds out|
|8:15||OSU coming of field, end of inning|
BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
|8:31||Gary Beck (#6) at the plate|
|8:40||Steve Wilkins (#7) at bat; strikes out|
|9:25||gratuitous helicopter shot|
|9:36||Zed Merrill (#5) runner on first, Rowe at the plate. Merrill steals second, goes to third on catcher’s overthrow.|
|10:30||End of film.|
Postscript: Rowe, who had no hits in his last 20 AB’s, singled in Merrill for the winning run. Merrill was a JV player, who Riley had grabbed at the last minute as a roster fill-in.
Prepared by Paul Andresen; October 1, 2006.