Jim Beattie

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James Louis Beattie

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dartmouth Big Green alum Jim Beattie was a fourth round selection of the New York Yankees in 1975, reaching the majors just under three years later despite a rash of big time free agent acquisitions for the pitching staff, including and not limited to Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, Don Gullett and Andy Messersmith. He earned a World Series ring as a contributor his rookie season, 1978, but, much like many Yankee youngsters in George Steinbrenner's heyday, was shipped out for a "proven" veteran (in this case, outfielder Ruppert Jones) prior to the 1980 season when he failed to immediately establish himself as a star.

Jim spent the rest of his career with the Seattle Mariners, tossing the first one-hitter in franchise history on September 27, 1983 against the Kansas City Royals and winning 12 games (despite 16 losses) with 12 complete games and 2 shutouts in 1984. Overall, Jim was 52-87 in 9 big league seasons, with a 4.17 ERA and 7 shutouts in 203 games (182 starts) and 1,148 2/3 innings.

After his playing career ended, Jim went on to serve as Farm Director and Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners from 1990 to 1995. He moved on to become General Manager of the Montreal Expos from October 1995 to 2001. Next, he was Executive Vice President/Co-GM of the Baltimore Orioles beginning in 2003, sharing duties with Mike Flanagan, another former major league pitcher from the 1980s. He was removed from the position by the O's after the 2005 season. He finished the 2007 season as bullpen coach of the Florida Marlins following the departure of Rick Kranitz. From 2010 to his retirement in 2018, he worked as a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Kevin Malone
Montreal Expos General Manager
Succeeded by
Omar Minaya
Preceded by
Syd Thrift
Baltimore Orioles General Manager
Succeeded by
Mike Flanagan

Record as a General Manager[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

1st Round - Expos

Other Notable Selections - Expos

1st Round Picks - Orioles

Other Notable Selections - Orioles

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Significant Signings[edit]



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