Thursday, May 28, 2015

#594 Jim Beauchamp

Journeyman reserve outfielder/first baseman….Most likely would have either would have been out of baseball or finishing career in AAA if it was not for expansion…. Prior to 1969 was primarily a minor leaguer with short stints in Houston, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Cincinnati….good hitter in minor, knocking 65 home runs in two season 63-64…..stayed in the bigs with the Reds and Mets from 1969 to 1973 seasons…had 162 at bats in St Louis a career best….Best offensive season was as a Met in 1972….5 home runs and 19 RBIs…released after 1973 despite career best .279 average a personal best…had a knack of returning organizations…three times in the Cardinal system and twice in Houston….Career National Leaguer.


  1. A bit of trivia on Mr. Beauchamp. Was wearing the number 24 when Willie Mays was traded to the Mets. Gave it up and switched to number 5. Sadly passed away on Christmas Day 2007.

  2. Thank you did not know that. Nice he did that but then again there must have big pressure to do so. I should be better about putting a tag label on the deceased.