He died a couple of days ago. He was a spare outfielder for the Reds and several other teams in the 1960's and early 1970's.
I remember him being part of the package the Reds received for Deron Johnson back in the late sixties. The Reds also received Mack Jones and Jay Ritchie. There was an interesting article in Sport magazine with a title (from memory here) "The Anatomy of a Trade." It focused on the negotiations of Johnson for Jones. Frank "Trader" Lane was the Braves GM and talked about the dynamics of the trade.
I remember he pointed out the trade was really Johnson for Jones, but, because Johnson was so popular in Cincinnati, he threw in Beauchamp and Ritchie to make it appear to Red fans that the Reds were getting more. Hmmm...did we look that dumb?
I had never seen the name Beauchamp before that trade. Then, shortly after Jim was traded to the Reds, the Bengals took a linebacker named Al Beauchamp in the expansion draft. Only Al pronounced his name Bo-champ and Jim pronounced his Beech-um.
I believe Al died during that initial Bengal season.
RIP Jim Beauchamp.