Pete Beiden
Pete Beiden
Organization: Fresno State University (CA)
Year: 1972 Inductee

Pete Beiden was 600-268 (.691) in 21 seasons at Fresno State. Beiden coached the Bulldogs from 1948 to 1966. He took a one year sabbatical in 1967, and his former pupil and player, Bob Bennett, stepped in for a year. Pete returned to coach Fresno State in 1968-69.

While at Fresno State, Beiden never had a losing season. The 1951 Bulldogs, who went 36-4, had the best winning percentage of Beiden's teams - .900 percent. The 1959 Bulldogs were 41-13 and ranked #9 in the nation, and finished third in the College World Series. Beiden's Bulldogs won 10 Conference Championships.

Following his retirement from Fresno State., Beiden went to the College of the Sequoias to assist his longtime friend and pupil, Bert Holt, from 1970 to 1988.

Beiden was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1964 and the Fresno State Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

In addition to having his No. 2 retired, the field at Fresno State was named in his honor in 1972.