A reserve outfielder for seven seasons, Beard played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox from 1948-1957. He came up with Pittsburgh in 1948 and spent the five seasons as a reserve for the Pirates. The most action he ever saw came in 1950 when he played in 61 games, getting 177 at bats and hitting .232 which was the highest average he ever posted in the majors. Beard ended up in the minor leagues following the 1952 season and stayed there for the next five years. He returned to the majors in 1957 and played his final two years for the White Sox.
Ted Beard – career stats