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Billy Bean

1985 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Born5/11/1964
HomeSana Ana, CA
Nick"Mother Bean"
H/W;B/T6-1, 185 | L/L
Out ofLoyola Marymount
MLB Debut#105, April 25, 1987

1985 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER


1985 Player Profiles
Goldpanners Yearbook & Statistical Record

"BILLY BEAN is a 6,0, 185-pound junior outfielder from Loyola University in Los Angeles.  The switch hitter was the leading hitter this spring in the West Coast Athletic Conference with a .451 mark and over-all he hit .413 with 54 runs batted in and stole 11 bases in 12 tries.  In 1984 he hit .338 for the Lions.  He was Orange County Player of the Year in football at Santa Ana High School and was an all-California Interscholastic Federation pick in baseball as well as being named Santa Ana's MVP in that sport.  Billy is considered one of the top all-around college baseball players in the nation."

Billy Bean - OF - LMU - 1983-86
One of the most prolific bats in WCC history ... Led the Lions to the program's first-ever College World Series appearance in 1986 ... Two-time All-WCC first-team ... Second-team All-American (ABCA-1986) ... Honorable mention All-American (Collegiate Baseball-1985) ... Two-time first-team All-District VIII ... Jersey #44 retired by LMU baseball ... LMU Hall of Famer, inducted 1986 ... WCC record-holder in single-season walks (66) ... LMU record-holder in single-season runs (84-3rd in WCC) ... Still ranks among WCC career leaders in five offensive categories ... In 1985, led LMU in RBI (67) ... In 1986, led LMU in batting (.355) ... Fourth round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers in 1986 ... Played for Detroit (1987-89), Los Angeles (1989), and San Diego (1993-95).


Layana, Bean, McAnany
Amateur Career Highlights
  • 1985 - Alaska Goldpanners Most Valuable Player

  • 1985 - 1st. 26 - Billy Bean, 1985 MOST DOUBLES IN A SEASON

  • LMU teammates with Panners Tim Layana and Jim MacAnany

  • Played for Goldpanners coach Dave Snow at LMU

  • 1982 - MVP of Orange County All-Star game

"I was never going to be a slugger like Chris Donnels (86), who would become my roommate in the fall of 1984.  At nineteen, he already had huge shoulders and forearms.  He effortlessly stroke twenty-one homers, mostly the opposite way over the monster, a school record." (Going the Other Way, p. 33)

"To give us a taste of minor-league competition and prepare us for the senior season, Coach Snow sent me, Tim, and Tim's first cousin Jim McAnany to play summer ball for the Fairbanks Goldpanners of the Alaska league.  Chris Donnels went to the archrival North Pole Nicks, a team loaded with future big leaguers.." (ibid. p.36)

"The summer light, which never went away, was ideal for baseball." (ibid. p. 37)

Pro Career Highlights


1985 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Batting Stats

GABRHRBI2B3BHRBBSOSBS-SFEAVG
6623556915826342815152-33.387

Pitching Stats

GSCGWLSvIPHRERBBSOHBHRERA
100004.166454008.31

 

Goldpanners Records

Most Hits, Season
7th. 91 - Billy Bean 1985

Most Doubles, Season
1st. 26 - Billy Bean, 1985


Major League Statistics 1987-1995

 

Batting

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP +--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+ 1987 23 DET AL  26   66    6   17   2  0   0    4   1  1   5  11  .258  .310  .288   19   0   0   0   0   1 1988 24 DET AL  10   11    2    2   0  1   0    0   0  0   0   2  .182  .182  .364    4   1   0   0   0   0 1989 25 DET AL   9   11    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   2   3  .000  .214  .000    0   0   0   0   1   0LAD NL  51   71    7   14   4  0   0    3   0  2   4  10  .197  .250  .254   18   0   0   0   1   0TOT     60   82    7   14   4  0   0    3   0  2   6  13  .171  .244  .220   18   0   0   0   2   0 1993 29 SDP NL  88  177   19   46   9  0   5   32   2  4   6  29  .260  .284  .395   70   2   5   1   2   4 1994 30 SDP NL  84  135    7   29   5  1   0   14   0  1   7  25  .215  .248  .267   36   1   3   1   0   4 1995 31 SDP NL   4    7    1    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   4  .000  .125  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+ 6 Seasons      272  478   42  108  20  2   5   53   3  8  25  84  .226  .266  .308  147   4   8   2   4   9+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+162 Game Avg        285   25   64  12  1   3   32   2  5  15  50  .226  .266  .308   88   2   5   1   2   5Career High     88  177   19   46   9  1   5   32   2  4   7  29                     70   2   5   1   2   4

Fielding

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RFg  lgRFg  RF9  lgRF9  LF   CF   RF+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+ 1987 23 DET AL  OF   24     54    1    0    0 1.000  .980  2.29  2.00                5   17    3 1988 24 DET AL  OF    4      3    0    0    0 1.000  .968  0.75  2.15                0    2    3                 1B    2      5    1    0    2 1.000 1.000  3.00  8.40                             DH    1 1989 25 DET AL  OF    6      5    0    1    0  .833  .980  0.83  2.12                4    1    21B    2      7    0    1    1  .875 1.000  3.50  8.35            LAD NL  OF   44     49    0    0    0 1.000  .982  1.11  1.96               28   11    7TOT     OF   50     54    0    1    0  .982  .982  1.08  1.98               32   12    9 1993 29 SDP NL  OF   54     71    6    1    0  .987  .978  1.43  2.00               11   17   32                 1B   12     51    3    0    5 1.000  .993  4.50  8.01             1994 30 SDP NL  OF   39     46    0    0    0 1.000  .981  1.18  1.90               17    7   15                 1B   16     50    5    0    3 1.000  .993  3.44  8.11             1995 31 SDP NL  OF    4      3    0    1    0  .750  .968  0.75  1.82                4    0    0+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+ Position Total  OF  175    231    7    3    0  .988  .980  1.36  1.97               69   55   62                 1B   32    113    9    1   11  .992  .993  3.81  8.11                             DH    1   Games not counted in Overall Total below+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+ Overall Total       207    344   16    4   11  .989  .984  1.74  2.92