Ollie Beard

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Ollie Beard
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Shortstop / Third baseman
Born: (1862-05-02)May 2, 1862
Lexington, Kentucky
Died: May 28, 1929(1929-05-28) (aged 67)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1889, for the Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA)
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 1891, for the Louisville Colonels
MLB statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 173
Career highlights and awards
  • Led the American Association in games played with 141 in 1889

Oliver Perry Beard (May 2, 1862 – May 28, 1929) was an American Major League Baseball player who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Red Stockings/Reds from 1889 to 1890. He then played third base for the Louisville Colonels in 1891.[1] Born in Lexington, Kentucky,[1] it is claimed that his family invented the Kentucky version of the food, "Burgoo".[2] In his three-year career, he led the American Association in games played with 141 in 1889, and twice finished in the top five in the league in triples.[3] He finished his career with 331 games played, a .270 batting average, 195 runs scored, 34 doubles, 34 triples, and four home runs. He died at the age of 67 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was cremated.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ollie Beard's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-12-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Nemec, Davis (1994). The Beer And Whiskey League: The Illustrated History of the American Association--Baseball's Renegade Major League. Lyons and Burford. p. 178. ISBN 1-59228-188-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Ollie Beard's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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