Rodney Roy Beck
Shooter Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: August 3, 1968 in Burbank, CA
High School: Grant HS (Van Nuys, CA) by the Drafted Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Signed June 22, 1986.
( All Transactions) Debut: May 6, 1991 (Age 22.276)
vs. MON 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/RedSox/Cubs/Padres 1991-2004 Agents: Dennis Gilbert [*] Final Game: August 14, 2004 (Age 36.011)
vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: June 23, 2007 in Phoenix, AZ Buried: Desert Hills Memorial Park, Scottsdale, AZ
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News -- June 2014
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