"The Gopher Way"

2012 - ​Siebert Field's Final Game vs St. Thomas before the opening of new Siebert Field in 2013

2008 - ​John Anderson joins his mentor, along with former Gopher Head Coach Frank McCormick in the ABCA Hall of Fame

2002 - Siebert's protege John Anderson collects win #755 becoming the all-time winningest coach in Gopher History

2007 - ​Dick Siebert is inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former player Jerry Kindall 

​1993 - The Dick Siebert Scholarship Endowment Program is established to help

prospective student athletes attend the University of Minnesota

1977 - Siebert hires Student Manager and '77 Team MVP John Anderson as Graduate Assistant

1991 - Inducted into the "M Club" Hall of Fame 

1979 - Bierman Field is renamed

"Dick Siebert Field" on Saturday

April 21st, 1979 vs Illinois

1978 - Dick Siebert passes away at age 66 on December 8th, 1978 leaving behind a legacy and tradition that continues to this day

A native of Fall River, Mass., Dick Siebert began his baseball days at St. Paul Concordia High School and went on to attend Concordia Junior College. From there, he moved to the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with full intentions of becoming a Lutheran minister. But the lure of baseball was too much for the calling of the pulpit, so Siebert starter his pro career in 1932.

After a few brief minor league stints in the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals' systems, Siebert became a regular first baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics under the legendary Connie Mack in 1938. Siebert played for the A's through 1945 and appeared in the 1942 All Star game. In all, he played in 1,035 games over his big league career and finished with a very respectable .282 lifetime batting average.

In 1948, Siebert took over as head coach of the Golden Gophers. The "Chief" would go on to become one of the greatest coaches in college baseball history and helped develop baseball at all levels in Minnesota. By the time his career had ended in Gold Country, Siebert had become the winningest coach in Gopher history with a 754-361-6 record and a .676 winning percentage.

He sent five different teams to the College World Series and, of course, he brought home three NCAA titles in 1956, 1960 and 1964. His teams also captured 12 Big Ten titles. Amazingly, he endured only three losing seasons.

Siebert served as the president of the American College Baseball Coaches Association. Among his many honors and accolades, Siebert was twice named as college baseball's Coach of the Year; is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame; and was a recipient of college baseball's highest award, the Lefty Gomez Trophy, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and given service to the development of college baseball.

On Saturday, April 21, 1979, the University of Minnesota Baseball Stadium was officially renamed "Siebert Field," in honor of their great coach and friend.

1978 - Siebert collects his final victory as head coach for Minnesota, win # 754 at Ohio State

​1978 - Named

​The Lefty Gomez

Award Winner. One of the most prestigious awards in Amateur Baseball 

1964 - Siebert, with the help of

Calvin Griffith of the Minnesota

Twins forms "The Midwest Collegiate Summer League"

1977 - Siebert leads Minnesota 

back to the College World Series

for the final time. The Gophers

​fell to the eventual champion ASU

1973 - Siebert leads the Gophers

back to the College World Series in

Omaha where they fall to USC in

the title game 

​1971 - Siebert unveils the new 

Bierman Field, later re-name in his

honor in 1979.

             Richard Walther Siebert  "The Chief "

1960 - Gophers win 2nd CollegeWorld Series Title vs USC

1964 - Siebert

leads Gophers

past Mizzou for 

third College World Series title

​1956 - Under Siebert the Gophers

breakout winning the Big Ten title and '56 College World Series

​1938 - ​Traded to the Philadelphia Athletics where he would play for and be mentored by the great Connie Mack

1947 - Dick Siebert named Head

Baseball Coach at Minnesota succeeding Dave MacMillan

​1932 - Debuted proffesionally with the Brooklyn Dodgers as 1st Basemen

1928 - Attended Concordia Academy  in St. Paul, MN

1912 - Born in

Fall River, Massachusetts

Dick Siebert Timeline