Beattie was a college basketball star at Dartmouth. He pitched brilliantly for the
Yankees in the 1978 LCS and World Series, but the next season was on owner George
Steinbrenner's shuttle to Triple-A, before being traded to Seattle as part of the
deal for Ruppert Jones. In seven seasons with the Mariners, Beattie was a workhorse
starter, setting club records (subsequently broken) for walks, runs, and earned runs
allowed in a season. In 1982, Beattie set a club record for a starter by pitching
19 consecutive scoreless innings. On September 27, 1983, Beattie threw the first
one-hitter in Mariners history, the only baserunner being the Royals' U.L. Washington,
who singled in the third inning. He also surrendered Carl Yastrezemski's 3,000th
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 3, 1978: Boston and New York pick up where they left off last night, and the Red Sox score two runs in the 17th to win, 7–5, on RBIs by Rick Burleson and Jim Rice. Ex-Yankee Mike Torrez then stops New York, 8–1, in a rain-shortened game. Jim Rice, with only one homer in his last 33 games, hits a 3-run shot off Jim Beattie. Fred Lynn cracks a three run homer in the 7th and Bob Bailey follows with a shot off the upper deck facade in LF. Boston now leads Milwaukee by six games and the Yankees by eight 1/2 games.
»September 8, 1978: New York continues its rampage of Boston by scoring two runs in the 1st inning and six more in the 2nd inning. Boston makes seven errors to ease the Yankees to a 13–2 romp. Reggie Jackson hits a 3-run homer and Lou Piniella adds a double, triple and homer to back Jim Beattie's pitching. Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk both make a pair of errors. New York is now two games in back.