WELCOME TO TEXAS: Beasley was hired as the Rangers third base coach on Nov. 18, 2014, and will be in his first season in the organization...has a long history with the Pirates and new Rangers manager Jeff Banister, having served as a Pittsburgh farm system coach and manager from 1998-2005 plus 2007, and on the Bucs Major League staff from 2008-10...also served as Washington Nationals third base coach in 2006...has guided his clubs to the postseason in six of eight campaigns as a Minor League manager.
WASHINGTON: Has spent the past four seasons in the Washington Nationals organization as a Minor League co-field coordinator (2014), and manager at both Triple-A Syracuse (2012-13) and Double-A Harrisburg (2011)...he was also the club's Major League third base coach in 2006 under manager Frank Robinson...his 2011 Harrisburg club posted an 80-62 record, winning the Eastern League Western Division title...during his time in the Nationals' system, managed Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Tanner Roark.
PITTSBURGH: Was with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2007-10, where he worked with Banister, spending the last three seasons of that stint (2008-10) as the Major League club's third base coach and baserunning instructor...he was club's Minor League infield coordinator in 2007...also spent the final six seasons of his Minor League playing career in the organization before serving as a farm system coach and manager from 1998-2005...was selected as Double-A Manager of the Year by Baseball America in 2004 after guiding Altoona to the Eastern League Championship Series...also served as a coach for the U.S. team at the MLB Futures Game that year, and managed Mesa in the Arizona Fall League after the regular season...served as a player/coach in 1998 with Class A Carolina and then retired as a player to become a full-time coach in Pirates organization.
PLAYING CAREER: Originally selected by Baltimore in 19th round of 1989 June draft...hit .260 with 22 homers and 242 RBI in 854 games over nine Minor League seasons in the Pirates' and Orioles' chains from 1990-98...was a 1990 and 1991 Carolina League All-Star and a 1996 Southern League All-Star.
PERSONAL: Anthony Wayne Beasley...resides in Ruther Glen, Va. with wife Stacy and son Anthony Jr. (10/3/94)...native of Fredricksburg, Va...has performed his rendition of the National Anthem before games on different occasions, including a version on Aug. 24, 2010 at PNC Park prior to the Pirates game against the Cardinals...during playing career, worked as a lumberjack at his father's lumber company in the offseason, then later managed the NY-Penn League's Williamsport Crosscutters in 2001, a team named for that city's logging heritage...his uncle, Lewis "Lew" Beasley saw his only major league action with the 1977 Rangers.