Beckwith pitched for seven years in the majors, going 18-19 with seven saves and a 3.54 ERA between 1979 and 1986 for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals. He pitched in 42 games for the Dodgers in 1983, then had his best year the next season with the Royals. He won eight games that year and pitched over 100 innings for the only time in his career. Beckwith pitched in 49 games the next year for Kansas City, but saw his workload drastically reduced in 1986 as he returned to the Dodgers for the final year of his career.
Beckwith pitched in the 1985 World Series for Kansas City. He appeared in Game 4 against St. Louis, entering in the sixth inning in relief of Bud Black. He threw two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, before handing the ball off to Dan Quisenberry in the eighth.
Joe Beckwith – career stats