Fred Beene

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Freddy Ray Beene

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Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Beene pitched seven years in the major leagues with a record of 12-7. His best year came with the New York Yankees in 1973 when he went 6-0 with a 1.68 ERA. He was the same age as Sam McDowell, his teammate that season. He also played for the Rochester Red Wings in the minors from 1966 to 1971, posting a 46-20 mark during that span. He went 15-7 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 games for the Red Wings in 1969. After his playing days, Beene coached for the Tidewater Tides in 1980 and then scouted for the Milwaukee Brewers for 20 years. He was inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame in 1991.

Fred is the uncle of Andy Beene. Rick Waits, Rick Manning, and Jim Kern all played with both men.

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