T. J. Beam
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|T. J. Beam|
Beam, pitching for the Battle Creek Yankees in 2003. (Photo by Joel Dinda)
|Ole Miss Rebels|
|Relief pitcher/Pitching coach|
August 28, 1980 |
|June 17, 2006, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2008, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||5.37|
New York Yankees
Beam made his major league debut for the New York Yankees on June 17, 2006, against the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium in the bottom of the sixth inning. Beam pitched 1 and 1/3 of an inning giving up one home run, three hits, and one earned run. Beam's first career at bat resulted in a check swing strikeout by former Yankee relief pitcher Mike Stanton.
On December 14, 2007, Beam signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through September 4, Beam had a 3.89 ERA in 22 games.
Toronto Blue Jays
Beam was signed to a minor league contract which included an invitation to spring training by the Arizona Diamondbacks on December 4, 2009. He spent the season with Triple-A Reno, where he went 3-3 with a 6.33 ERA in 43 appearances with 5 saves, striking out 34 over 54 innings
Beam spent the 2013 season as the Ole Miss Rebels student assistant acting as a pitching coach. The Rebels pitching staff had a combined 3.07 ERA while striking out 432 over 557.2 innings.