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 Dick “Chief” Siebert

Dick “Chief” Siebert

Birth
Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Dec 1978 (aged 66)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 60, Lot 816, Grave 3
Memorial ID 5747 · View Source
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College Baseball Coach. Born Richard Walther Siebert in Fall Rivers, Massachusetts, he was regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college baseball history. For eleven years (1948-78), he was the University of Minnesota Gophers' head baseball coach. By the time his career had ended, his teams captured 12 Big Ten titles, won three College World Series National Championships in 1956, 1960 and 1964, with a record of 754 wins, 361 loss, 6 ties and a .676 winning percentage. Prior to his coaching career, he was Major League Baseball first baseman player for eleven seasons with the Brookyn Dodgers (1932, 1936), St. Louis Cardnials (1937-38) and Philidelphia Athletics (1939-45). He was elected to the 1943 American League All-Star team and ended his career with 1104 hits, 32 home runs, 482 runs batted in and a .282 batting average. Siebert also served as the president of the American College Baseball Coaches Association, was twice named as college baseball's Coach of the Year and is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. He died at age 66 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5747
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dick “Chief” Siebert (19 Feb 1912–9 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5747, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .