Charlie Beamon

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Charlie Beamon
Pitcher
Born: (1934-12-25)December 25, 1934
Oakland, California
Died: May 3, 2016(2016-05-03) (aged 81)
San Leandro, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1956, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1958, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–3
Earned run average 3.91
Strikeouts/Walks 45/36
Innings pitched 71⅓
Pitching appearances 27
Teams

Charles Alfonzo "Charlie" Beamon (December 25, 1934 – May 3, 2016) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1956 to 1958. Listed at 5' 11", 195 lb., he batted and threw right handed.

Beamon was born in Oakland, California, where he graduated from McClymonds High School. He made his debut with the Orioles in September 1956, pitching a four-hit, 1–0 shutout against the New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium. He did strike out nine batters in the process, including Billy Martin three times.[1]

Besides, Beamon played from 1953 through 1961 for eight different teams in nine Minor League seasons, going 89-69 with a 3.76 ERA in 226 pitching appearances.

In between, Beamon played winter ball with the Leones del Caracas club of the Venezuelan Winter League in the 1957–1958 season. He posted a 9-6 record with 55 strikeouts and a 2.49 ERA in 130 innings, leading the league in ERA, while tying with Magallanes' Ramón Monzant for the most wins.[2]

His son, Charlie Beamon, Jr., played first base for the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays in part of three Major League seasons spanning 1978–1981.

Beamon Sr. died in 2016 in San Leandro, California, at the age of 81.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Baltimore Orioles 1, New York Yankees 0. Game Played on Wednesday, September 26, 1956 (D) at Memorial Stadium. Retrosheet box score. Retrieved on September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Venezuelan Winter League pitching statistics. Pura Pelota. Retrieved on September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Mr. Charles Beamon Obituary. Tributes.com. Retrieved on September 12, 2016.

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