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Monday, January 02, 2012

Ted Beard, 90. Played for Pirates, White Sox.

Ted Beard 90, professional baseball player and WWII veteran, passed away December 30, 2011 with his family by his side. Ted, voted most popular player for the Indianapolis Indians in 1948 and 1951, began his professional career in 1941. His career was interrupted to serve in the Pacific Theatre in WWII.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beardte01.shtml.

 

Repoz Posted: January 02, 2012 at 10:32 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: January 02, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4027323)
RIP, Mr. Beard.
   2. ajnrules Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:05 AM (#4027410)
:( He was only a few days away from his 91st birthday.

RIP
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:10 AM (#4027413)
From the BR Bullpen page:

In July [1950], the 5'8", 165 lb outfielder smacked a home run over the 86-foot high right field grandstand wall in Forbes Field, something only accomplished by Babe Ruth, Willie Stargell, Mickey Mantle, Willie McCovey and Eddie Mathews, pretty good company for Beard.


Pretty good company indeed!
   4. Tiboreau Posted: January 03, 2012 at 05:16 AM (#4027443)
When I first began reading about minor league baseball & the old Pacific Coast League Ted Beard was one of the players who caught my attention. A small OF w\ surprising power & an excellent batting eye, in addition to the Forbes Field HR Beard also, in separate instances, hit 4 HR in a game & recorded a hit in 12 successive at-bats for the Hollywood Stars during the month of April 1953. He inspired my silliness in this thread, where I supplemented his thorough Bullpen bio with desultory look at a few others sources.

It's sad to hear the passing of another minor league star from a bygone era--the last years that it retained a semblance of autonomy--there are so few left as it is. . . .

   5. OsunaSakata Posted: January 03, 2012 at 12:18 PM (#4027694)
I just picked Beard in the second round of the 1948 draft for my OOTP league.
   6. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: January 03, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4027951)
Apparently, Beard also instigated this incredible brawl with the Hollywood Stars in 1953. Awesome photos.

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