I have 21 cards of Jim Beattie. This one is from 1979 Topps.
Playing career: Jim Beattie pitched nine seasons in the
major leagues for the Yankees and Mariners. He had a complete game victory in
game five of the 1978 World Series for the Yankees against the Dodgers. A
fuller account of his career can be found at the 1980 Topps blog.
Where he is now: After his playing career, he has become a
baseball executive. The General Manager of the Expos from 1995 to 2001 and the
Orioles from 2003 to 2005, he is currently a Major League Scout for the Toronto
My memories: His playing career was from before my time, but
I was very interested in the 1978 Yankees as when I was growing up they were
the most recent World Champion Yankee team. I would often read about Beattie’s
regular season struggles and how he turned it around in the postseason.