Chris Beasley

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Christopher Charles Beasley

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Chris Beasley was drafted three times. He was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 6th round of the January 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign. He was drafted by the California Angels in the 27th round of the regular draft in 1983, and again did not sign. He finally signed with the Cleveland Indians after being drafted in the ninth round of the 1984 draft. A star pitcher for Arizona State, Beasley played in the 1983 and 1984 College World Series as well as for the school's basketball team.

In the minors, Beasley was mostly used as a starting pitcher. He began his career in 1984, pitching for the Batavia Trojans and going 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA for them. In 1985, he pitched for the Waterloo Indians and Waterbury Indians, going a combined 8-13 with a 3.58 ERA. He went 8-9 with a 3.82 ERA in 1986. In 1987, he began the season with the Williamsport Bills, but was released by the Indians on June 15. On June 30, he was signed by the Seattle Mariners and finished the season with their minor league team, the Chattanooga Lookouts. He went a combined 4-10 with a 5.28 ERA in 1987. On March 23, 1988, the Mariners released Beasley and he did not play in organized ball that year. On February 10, 1989, he signed with the Angels. He pitched for the Palm Springs Angels and Midland Angels that year, going a combined 12-7 with a 3.39 ERA. He pitched for the Edmonton Trappers in 1990, going 12-9 with a 4.49 ERA.

In 1991, Beasley spent about half the season in the minors and half in the majors. He went 3-5 with a 5.26 ERA for the Trappers in the minors. On July 20, he made his big league debut, pitching against his former organization, the Cleveland Indians. He worked one inning in his big league debut, allowing a walk and no earned runs. He recorded his first career strikeout in that game as well. Overall, Beasley went 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 22 big league games, giving up 10 earned runs on 26 hits and 10 walks while striking out 14 in 26 ⅔ innings of work. He played his final game on September 29. He played his final professional season in 1992, with the Edmonton Trappers, going 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA with them. Overall, he went 55-59 with a 4.15 ERA in his minor league career

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