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Dick Siebert
First baseman
Born: February 19, 1912(1912-02-19)
Fall River, Massachusetts
Died: December 9, 1978 (aged 66)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 7, 1932 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1945 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .282
Home runs     32
Runs batted in     482
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 1943 American League All-Star

Richard Walther Siebert (February 19, 1912 - December 9, 1978) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who had an 11-year career from 1932, 1936-1945. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, both of the National League, and the Philadelphia A's of the American League.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1943.

Following his playing career, Siebert became head baseball coach at the University of Minnesota, leading the team to College World Series titles in 1956, 1960 and 1964. He died at age 66 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Gopher baseball stadium Siebert Field is named for him.

Facts

  • In addition to coaching the Minnesota Gophers, during the 1950s Siebert was a player/coach for the Litchfield Optimists, the Willmar Rails, and the Minneapolis Kopps Realty teams in Minnesota amateur Town Team Baseball. This arrangement allowed Siebert to evaluate talent and coach his Gophers players during the collegiate off-season.

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