Beiden, Pete

Profession: 
Athlete
Biography: 

John Peter "Pete" Beiden, son of Henry Beiden, was born 30 January 1908 in Dinkel. He died 6 March 2000 in Visalia, California.

He was coach of the was hired to coach baseball at Fresno State University in 1948 and led the Fresno teams to nine CCAA championships and took his 1959 team to the College World Series in Omaha where they came in third.

The baseball field at California State University, Fresno bears his name: Beiden Field.

Coach Beiden was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1964 and became a Collegiate Baseball Coach of America in 1972. His record was 601-268.

Source(s): 

- Beiden, Pete (Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame)
- Peter "Pete" Beiden (FindAGrave)

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Pete Beiden.
Source: Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.