August 14, 1928|
|Died: January 17, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Carroll James "C. B." Beringer (August 14, 1928 – January 17, 2011) was an American professional baseball player and coach. The native of Bellwood, Nebraska, was a right-handed pitcher during a 13-season minor league career before finally reaching the Major Leagues as a batting practice pitcher (1961–66) and coach (1967–78). He stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).
Beringer first signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946 and spent more than a quarter century in the Dodger organization. As a pitcher between 1946 and 1960 (with two seasons missed during Korean War military service), Beringer compiled a stellar record of 145–82 (.639), with a career earned run average of 2.98 in 440 games pitched. However, he spent nine seasons at the Double-A level — he was the Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 1959 — and only played one season of Triple-A in 1960, his final year as an active player.
The following season, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as the club's batting practice pitcher, and after six years in that role he became a full-time coach on Walter Alston's staff in 1967. In 1973, when his colleague Danny Ozark was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Beringer accompanied Ozark to the Phils, serving another six years as a Philadelphia coach before leaving Ozark's staff after the 1978 season. During his 18 years as an MLB batting practice pitcher and coach, he was a part of two World Series champions, three National League pennant winners, and three National League East Division champions.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Coach's page from Retrosheet
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