Jim Beswick

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Jim Beswick
Born: (1958-02-12) February 12, 1958 (age 61)
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 1978, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1978, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
At bats20
Batting average.050

James William Beswick (born February 12, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who appeared in 17 games for the San Diego Padres in 1978. He was a switch hitter and threw right-handed.


Beswick was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 5th round of the 1976 amateur draft and played that season for the Class A short-season Walla Walla Padres. He spent 1977 playing for the Class A Reno Silver Sox and most of 1978 with the Double-A Amarillo Gold Sox.

In August 1978 Beswick was called up to the major league club. He appeared in 17 games for the Padres, primarily as a pinch hitter and pinch runner. He was sent back to the minors following the season, and spent 1979–1981 playing for the Triple-A Hawaii Islanders.

In 1982 he signed with the California Angels organization and played for the Double-A Holyoke Millers and Nashua Angels. His American professional baseball career ended after the 1983 season at the age of 25.

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