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Encyclopedia > Hugo Bezdek

Hugo Francis Bezdek (April 1, 1883 in Prague, Austria-HungarySeptember 19, 1952 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was a Czech-American sports figure in the first half of the 20th century. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Nickname: Map Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Political Statistics Founded Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated March 1854 County Atlantic County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Bob Levy Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 44. ...


After playing as a fullback at the University of Chicago, Bezdek began his football coaching career at the University of Oregon in 1907 but left after a year to become head coach at the University of Arkansas. After five seasons at Arkansas, he returned to Oregon for six seasons. The University of Chicago is a private university primarily located in the Hyde Park neigborhood of Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1890, doors opened in 1892. ... University of Oregon The University of Oregon (UO) is a public university located in Eugene. ... University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ...


While coaching in Oregon he also served as a scout for Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates, who hired him as their manager in the middle of the 1917 season. He managed the Pirates through 1919, achieving a 166-187 record. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1886) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ...


While managing the Pirates he continued his football coaching career, moving from Oregon to Penn State in 1918; he was head coach there until 1929, amassing a 65-30-11 record that included two undefeated seasons and a Rose Bowl appearance. He also served as athletic director from 1918 to 1936, was interim basketball coach in 1919 (garnering an 11-2 record), and director of the School of Physical Education and Athletics from 1930 to 1937. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university based in State College, Pennsylvania (the university uses a University Park, Pennsylvania to differentiate University addresses from those in town), with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


In 1937 Bezdek was hired by the Cleveland Rams as their first head coach after the team joined the NFL. His career with the team was brief, ending 3 games into the 1938 season with an abysmal 1-13 record. Nevertheless, he holds the distinction of being the only person to have served as both manager of a MLB team and head coach in the NFL. City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager {{{general manager}}} Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


As a college football coach, Bezdek achieved an overall 127-58-16 record. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


External link

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career managing record
  • College Football Hall of Fame biography]
Preceded by:
Honus Wagner
Pittsburgh Pirates Managers
1917–1919
Succeeded by:
George Gibson
Preceded by:
First Coach
Cleveland Rams Head Coaches
1937–1938
Succeeded by:
Dutch Clark

 
 

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