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GAME ON Feature: Tony Beasley

September 29, 2015  Lyncburg, Va.  RSS
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Recently, former Liberty baseball player Tony Beasley was featured on the LFSN GameON.

Beasley, who played for the Flames from 1988-89, is in his first season as the third base coach from the American League West Division-leading Texas Rangers.

Beasley has spent the past 17 years as a member of several major league coaching staffs, severing either as an assistant coach at the major league level or a manager at the minor league level. A majority of his coaching career has been spent in the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was the third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008-10 and a minor league manager or instructor for over  10 seasons. He was also the third base coach for the Washington Nationals in 2006, while managing at various levels of the Washington organization from 2010-13.

Three times in Beasley's coaching career, he has been named a Baseball America Manager of the Year. In 2002 and 2003, the Fredericksburg, Va., native, was selected the Low Class-A Manager of the Year as the manager of the Hickory Crawdads.  In 2004, he was named the Class AA Manager of the Year after leading the Altoona Curve to the Eastern League Championship series.

After two seasons at Louisburg Junior College, Beasley transferred to Liberty for the 1988 season. He played two years at Liberty under Head Coach Bobby Richardson, before being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1989 MLB Draft. He spent nine seasons in the minor leagues, playing in both the Baltimore and Pittsburgh organizations.