Fresno State coach Bob Bennett speaks at a ceremony naming the Bulldogs' stadium in his honor (Fresno State Athletics)


College Baseball Mourns Fresno State’s Bob Bennett


College Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Bennett, the winningest coach in Fresno State history, died Sunday at the age of 86. Coaches across the country saluted Bennett, a crucial figure in both the history of college baseball on the field and the advancement of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Bennett retired in 2002 after 34 years as Fresno’s head coach. He won 1,302 games and finished his career with 26 consecutive winning seasons. He also led the Bulldogs to 21 NCAA tournament appearances and two trips to the College World Series. And he coached 32 All-Americans and nine first-round draft[…]