The Beaver baseball team celebrates after getting the last out of the NCAA Super Regional finale against Southern California. With this win it sent the team on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo was used in the 2006 Oregon State Baseball Guide, page 13.
Steve Lyons was selected in the first round of the 1981 baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox after completing a successful three-year career as a shortstop with the Beavers. During his nine-year major league career he played for Boston, the Chicago White Sox, the Atlanta Braves, and the Montreal Expos. Nicknamed "Psycho," Lyons is perhaps best remembered as the player who in 1990 dropped his pants to brush the dirt out after sliding headlong into first base.