THIS IS EPISODE 541 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Tony Beasley is currently the third base coach for the Texas Rangers. Originally selected in the 19th round of the 1989 MLB Draft as a player, Beasley played 10 seasons of minor-league ball from 1989-1998, making two Carolina League All-Star teams, but he never made it to the major leagues.
After retiring from playing, Beasley went into coaching and achieved his MLB dream by becoming a coach with the Washington Nationals under manager Frank Robinson. After spending four seasons in Washington, Beasley moved to the Pirates organization. In 2015, he was named to his current role with the Rangers.
In February 2016, Beasley was diagnosed with rectal cancer, forcing him to miss the start of the 2016 season. He was declared cancer-free in December 2016.
On today’s podcast, we talk to Beasley about the abbreviated 2020 MLB season, his journey from playing to coaching baseball, how baseball led him to Christ, his love for singing, and how his faith sustained him during his battle with cancer.
HE DID IT!
After an 11-month battle with cancer, Tony Beasley has officially received a clean bill of health. #NeverEverQuit pic.twitter.com/hbFBZUe9S2
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) December 8, 2016
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