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J. Kyle Anderson

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J. Kyle Anderson was the coach at the University of Chicago from 1933 to 1970, compiling a 224-402-9 record. The varsity baseball field at the University of Chicago is named after him. He played and worked at the University when it was the cradle of coaches. Fritz Crisler was one of his collegiate baseball coaches while he was a student.

Anderson earned three varsity letters in both football and baseball in college. He became an assistant football coach at his alma mater in 1929 and took over the baseball program in 1933. Anderson was the first man in motion in football while playing for famed coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. Kyle led the Big 10 in home runs his senior season. Kyle later played in Pittsburgh Pirates organization [citation needed].

Anderson managed the U.S. team in the 1959 Pan American Games. Hall of Famer Lou Brock played on the US team that year.

Anderson was one of the founders of the College World Series, and was a founder of the American Association of Baseball Coaches.

Anderson was awarded the Lefty Gomez Award in 1966.

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