Howe Field & The Jane

HD Murphy

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1964 - HD Murphy set the school’s career record with a .381 batting average for the UO baseball team, a record that still stands today. Murphy was named All-Coast League as an outfielder in 1963 and 1964. He also was a running back for the Oregon football team in 1962 and 1963, scoring three total touchdowns in his second season. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 19th round of the 1964 NFL draft. 

Don Reynolds

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1975 - Don Reynolds set the UO baseball career record in hits (111), runs batted in (87) and stolen bases (40). After watching Reynolds fly around the bases one game, UO coach Jerry Frei talked Reynolds into joining the UO football team as well, where he became one of the most successful multi-sport athletes in UO history. Reynolds led the Ducks in rushing three straight seasons, reaching 1,000 rushing yards in 1974, at the time only the second player in UO history to reach that milestone. He was drafted in the 18th round of the 1975 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres.

Yogi Johnson

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1981 - First baseman Yogi Johnson became the UO’s first Black softball player in 1981, when she led the team in home runs and RBIs. A high school star in San Diego, Johnson first played at Oregon State before finishing her college career at UO. After graduation, Johnson remained in the game, coaching high school softball back in California.

Darrell Hunter

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2009 - Springfield, Ore., native Darrell Hunter was the first player to sign with the newly relaunched Oregon baseball team. The UO stopped sponsoring baseball in 1981 but brought the team back for the 2009 season at the new PK Park, located next to Autzen Stadium. Hunter posted a career 3.22 ERA over 49 relief appearances for the Ducks. In 2014 the right-hander held opponents to a .186 batting average, which ranks ninth all time at UO. After playing one season of professional baseball, Hunter returned to UO and is now the team's strength and conditioning coach and assists with video analytics.

DJ Sanders

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2018 - An all-region and all-Pac-12 selection, DJ Sanders helped lead the Oregon softball team to a Pac-12 title and a Women’s College World Series appearance in 2018. The Ducks’ starting shortstop finished the year with the fourth-most home runs in a season in program history, hitting 16 while driving in 51 runs.

Directions to next stop - McArthur Court

The next building North from Jane Sanders Stadium on University Street is old McArthur Court. First built in 1926, it was the home of many UO sports before Matthew Knight Arena replaced it in 2011.