Dave Beard

Dave Beard
Born: (1959-10-02) October 2, 1959 (age 57)
Atlanta, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 16, 1980, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1989, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win-loss record19-20
Earned run average4.70
  • Oakland Athletics (1980-1983)
  • Seattle Mariners (1984)
  • Chicago Cubs (1985)
  • Detroit Tigers (1989)


MLB debut July 16, 1980, for the Oakland Athletics Last MLB appearance July 21, 1989, for the Detroit Tigers MLB figures Win–reduction record 19–20 Earned work standard 4.70 Strikeouts 185 Groups Oakland Athletics (1980–1983) Seattle Mariners (1984) Chicago Cubs (1985) Detroit Tigers (1989) Charles David Beard (given birth to Oct 2, 1959) is a ex – right-handed pitcher in Main League Football for the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers from 1980 to 1989. Following his senior high school days at Sequoyah SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Doraville, Georgia, Beard was drafted with the Athletics in the sixth rounded from the 1977 amateur draft. After two solid minor league periods in 3 years, Beard was marketed towards the Athletics and produced his major group debut at age group 20 on July 16, 1980, pitching the ninth inning of the loss towards the Tigers. He made an appearance in twelve even more games that time of year, all in alleviation, and gained one save and one reduction on the growing season, publishing an earned operate typical of 3.38. The Athletics tended to make use of him in video games they were dropping; actually, his group was at the top just double when he was summoned towards the mound, and their just win in a casino game where Beard made an appearance was when he gained his lone save well on August 1 against the Cleveland Indians. In 1981, Beard was called up to the big leagues when rosters extended Sept 1, and he appeared in 8 games over the ultimate month, collecting 3 even more saves and his 1st big league win, which came in the 1st game of the doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays about Sept 22, when he kept Toronto scoreless for the ultimate 5 ⁄ 3 innings of a supplementary inning tilt. He produced two postseason looks using the playoff-bound A’s. His 1st appearance was a 1 ⁄ 3 -inning save to summarize the Divisional Series against the Kansas Town Royals. Nevertheless, his ALCS appearance versus the brand new York Yankees will be much less effective; he allowed three gained works in  ⁄ 3 of the inning in video game 2 as the Yankees swept the A’s from the playoffs. Still, Beard impressed plenty of to earn a roster place for 1982, when he spent almost the complete season in the best leagues for the very first time, heading 10–9 with 11 saves and a 3.44 ERA. Nevertheless, injury strike in 1983, and Beard battled to a 5.61 Period and a 5–5 record while posting 10 more will save. After the time of year, Oakland parted methods with Beard, trading him towards the Seattle Mariners with Bob Kearney in trade for Darrel Akerfelds and Expenses Caudill. With Seattle in 1984, Beard had injury issues again, with 37 times between big little league appearances at one stage through the season. He proceeded to go 3–2 with just five helps you to save and a straight higher Period of 5.80. They released him after springtime trained in 1985, but he was authorized by Cleveland significantly less than two weeks later on. After 16 looks using their AAA golf club in Maine, Cleveland delivered Beard towards the Cubs corporation in trade for Tom Give. Beard published a dazzling 0.56 Period in 11 video games for the Cubs AAA team in Iowa, publishing two wins and three will save, before being called up to the big leagues again when rosters extended in Sept. He managed only a 6.39 Period in nine appearances and premiered following the season. The Atlanta Braves signed Beard as a free of charge agent in December 1985. He spent most of 1986 using their AAA group before once again opting for free of charge company. Beard was totally out of football for 14 weeks before signing using the Tigers. Then spent most of 1988 and far of 1989 like a beginning pitcher in Detroit’s plantation system, operating his in the past towards the majors once again. He produced his begin since June 29, 1982 when the Tigers known as him up for a July 18 video game in the 1989 time of year. Regrettably for Beard, four unearned works scored early because of a Doug Unusual mistake, and his day time did not obtain far better. He required losing in what will be his penultimate main league competition. His last appearance was three times later on, and after permitting two operates in  ⁄ 3 of the inning, Beard discovered himself back the minors. He premiered following the 1989 time of year and consequently retired.