Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Post About Beene

Fred Beene, that is. 1968-70

Fred personalized and returned my TTM request in only 8 days last fall. That's a pretty amazing turnaround from Texas to Maryland. Thanks Fred!

He began his MLB career with the O's in 1968 and pitched 7 games for them over his three seasons in the organization. He didn't factor into any wins or losses and had a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 total innings. After his time in Baltimore, he pitched 5 more years in the Bigs for the Yankees and Indians. Someone else has already written extensively about Fred Beene; I suggest checking out the link. The guy who runs the site was friends with Fred's kids in the '70s and really did a bang up job writing about Fred.

Fred has a very clean autograph and it defintely reads "Fred Beene". I think he could teach current players a thing or two about signing their names on a small piece of cardboard. Says the guys with a horrible signature...

4 comments:

kmsals said...

We really like Beene (Bean)!

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Who doesn't? haha

night owl said...

Wow, he looks a whole lot different in the card I posted!

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

He really does, I guess this is the clean cut version of Beene.