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Hamline Hall Of Famer Dick Seltz Passes Away

Dick Seltz

Dick Seltz, a member of Hamline's Hall Of Fame who had a long career as a high school baseball coach, passed away recently at age 87. Seltz's funeral will be Tuesday, October 16 in Austin, Minn. Seltz served a player/assistant coach while at Hamline. The 1951 grad made all three All-MIAC teams and batted between .360 and .400 for coach Harold Montgomery. He played three years of minor league baseball before heading to Austin to start a 36-year run as the head coach. The Packers won two state championships, finished second five times and claimed 23 conference titles. He was twice named Minnesota state Coach Of The Year. In 1987 Seltz also received the "national high school baseball coach of the year" plaque and a ring from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.

He was inducted into Hamline's Hall Of Fame in 1986.