Dick Siebert

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Richard Walther Siebert

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Dick Siebert played 11 seasons in the big leagues and was in the top ten in the league in batting average in 1941 and 1944.

He originally broke into the National League at age 20 in 1932 with the Brooklyn Dodgers (future Hall of Famer George Kelly was the regular first baseman on the team), but played most of his major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics under Connie Mack.

After being traded to the St. Louis Browns for George McQuinn, Siebert - who was two years younger than McQuinn - elected to retire and become a radio sports commentator in St. Paul, MN.

He played much of the 1930s in the minors before becoming a major league regular in 1939. In the minors he typically hit over .300. He started out as a pitcher in 1929-1930. In 1934 with Dayton he hit .367 with 13 triples in 66 games.

Siebert received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1934, then after his playing days was head coach at UM from 1948 to 1978, taking the school to three College World Series titles, in 1956, 1960, and 1964. He also was a basketball coach during his playing days at Concordia Junior College.

He is the father of Paul Siebert.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1943)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joel Rippert: Dick Siebert: A Life in Baseball, Polaris Publications, St. Cloud, MN, 2012.

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