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    Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    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.
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    He was actually Manager of the Indianapolis Indians in the late 70's.
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    Al Beauchamp actually played several seasons for the Bengals. The linebacker that died during the first season was Frank Buncom, (which BTW is the handle I use in football boards instead of Chicoruiz).

    Jim Beauchamp was, as I recall, one of those "tweeners" who could never hit enough to hold down a corner spot, nor field well enough to play center.
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    I remember when Beauchamp managed the Charleston (WV) Charlies. He also managed in the Braves organization for quite a few years. When I think of him, I see him in the 1969 Topps card (Braves jersey,head shot and no cap).http://cgi.ebay.com/1969-Topps-613-J...QQcmdZViewItem

    RIP Jim Beauchamp.
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    RIP Jim Beauchamp. What I remember about him is that his 1972 Topps baseball card was tough to get. It was a high number and I had to pay way more than what is was worth to help complete my set.
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    I remember Jim Beauchamp well.

    Don't forget to visit this website if you are looking for info on deceased players, managers, etc. I don't see Beauchamp listed yet but I'm sure he will be soon.


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    It was a high number and I had to pay way more than what is was worth to help complete my set.
    Those high numbers are a real pain.
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    I remember when Beauchamp managed the Charleston (WV) Charlies.

    That's how I remember him. Charlies, late seventies (was it when the team was an Astros entity or was it earlier? I'm old and everything in my brain is running together. I can look it up.)
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    Jim Beauchamp....

    October 10, 1967: Traded by the Atlanta Braves with Mack Jones and Jay Ritchie to the Cincinnati Reds for Deron Johnson.

    December 16, 1969: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Houston Astros for Pat House and Dooley Womack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainspark View Post
    Jim Beauchamp....

    October 10, 1967: Traded by the Atlanta Braves with Mack Jones and Jay Ritchie to the Cincinnati Reds for Deron Johnson.

    December 16, 1969: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Houston Astros for Pat House and Dooley Womack.
    Woomack would later appear in Ball Four when the Astros traded him to the Seattle Pilots (along with Roric Harrison) for Jim Bouton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Woomack would later appear in Ball Four when the Astros traded him to the Seattle Pilots (along with Roric Harrison) for Jim Bouton.
    That's thee Dooley Woomack
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    That's thee Dooley Woomack
    Oooops! I was a bit liberal with those o's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    That's how I remember him. Charlies, late seventies (was it when the team was an Astros entity or was it earlier? I'm old and everything in my brain is running together. I can look it up.)
    I believe it was the Astros. The Charlies had some nasty looking uniforms when they were an Astros affiliate. Just like the "rainbow" uniform of the Stroh's but in a nasty blue, light blue, gold color if I remember right.
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    Re: Former Red Jim Beauchamp is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Oooops! I was a bit liberal with those o's.
    I wasn't refering to your spelling, but something from Bouton's book.
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