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Billy Beane is a former professional baseball player from America. Billy Beane is recently serving as front office manager for the Oakland Athletics.

He used sabermetrics to players during his tenure as GM of the Athletics as he was promoted to the position in 1993. Following his passion for football, he has also been an advisor for the AZ Alkmaar, a Dutch football club, in 2015.

He has remained counselor for the video game MLB Front Office Manager.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: 29 March 1962 (Age 55)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American 
  • Profession: Former Baseball Player and Front Office Executive

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1. Family and Personal Life

Billy Beane has three daughters from his two marriages. He was born in a military family where his father trained him to pitch. He was very actively involved in sports during his high school and in university too.

Beane is native to Orlando, Florida as “William Lamar Beane III”. However, he rose in Mayport and San Diego, California as his father was a naval officer. He was trained to pitch by his father since childhood.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: N/A
  • Wife: Tara Beane (1999-Present)
  • Children: Casey, Brayden, and Tinsley
  • Marital Status: Married

In San Diego, he enrolled at Mt. Carmel High School, where he outshined at sports like football, basketball, and baseball.

Moreover, he was also placed on the high school baseball team for the final match of his freshmen season. He batted 501 in his junior year and sophomore of high school which declined to 300 during his senior season.

To pursue his career in baseball, he quit football though Stanford University aimed to admit him on a dual baseball-football scholarship replacing then quarterback John Elway of the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Throughout the baseball off-seasons of his playing career, he studied at the University of California.

Billy Beane married Tara Beane in 1999 after divorcing with his ex-wife. The couple has twin daughters Brayden and Tinsley.

There can be found no information regarding his previous marriage besides his daughter Casey.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Billy Beane is no less than any supermodel with a well-sculpted body and alluring personality. With his adorable smile and manly appearance, more than half of the female population drools over him.

Billy Beane’s athletic build up gives clashing body measurements portraying him as a heartthrob. Fair complexion, shiny brown hair and piercing dark brown eyes has garnished his looks so perfectly that any woman can be easily dragged towards him.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 6 Feet 4 Inches (1.93m)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 88 KG (195 lbs.)

Blessed with concrete jawline and defined cheekbones, Beane is enriched with extreme talent and terrifying good-looks. His masculinity boasts more in clean suits and well-groomed hairdo. About to turn 56, he is still fresh like an icing on the cake though without any plastic surgeries.

Beane lavish lifestyle includes heavy workouts and proper diet schedule and meditation as well. Besides baseball and soccer, he also possesses an interest in golf and fishing. He prefers simplicity over thing keeping his family visits and holidays unrevealed. Though, as a baseball guru, he is obviously slaying his life with cozy refreshments and classy sips.

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3. Professional Career

Billy Beane began his professional baseball career with the New York Mets through 1980 MLB draft. Following he was dropped to Mets affiliate minor league baseball teams including Little Falls Mets, Lynchburg Mets after his poor batting of .210. Traded with Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers, Beane signed the Oakland in 1988, where he became general manager and front office manager for the team.

Beane was selected firstly by the New York Mets during the Major League Baseball Draft in 1980. He signed with Mets rather than joining Stanford stating, “Only decision he would ever make in his life about money”. Mets paid him $125K as signing bonus (currently terms $371,264).

Career Timeline:  

  • 1980: Signed with professional baseball team the New York Mets
  • 1981: Appointed to the Lynchburg Mets
  • (1982-1984): Remained with the Jackson Mets
  • 1988: Granted free agency and later joined the Oakland Athletics
  • 1997: Promoted as General Manager of the Oakland Athletics
  • 2015: Appointed as an advisor for AZ Alkmaar, Dutch football club
  • 2015: The Oakland Athletics promoted him as Executive Vice President of Baseball Operation

Beane was chosen over Darryl Strawberry by the Mets where he could only bat 210 in the first season when at Little Falls Mets of the Class A New York-Penn League. In 1981, he was upheld by the Lynchburg Mets of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. Following year, he ended a season with a terrific performance as a result Mets promoted him to the Jackson Mets of the Class AA Texas League.

Ending his journey with Jackson in 1984 after receiving his first MLB promotion, next year, he played most seasons for Tidewater Tides of the Class AA International League as well as eight matches for the Mets. Beane was exchanged with the Minnesota Twins for Bill Latham and Joe Klink in next season. He batted 216 for the Twins appearing in 80 matches in 1986.

Beane also played 32 matches for the Toledo Mud Hens during the International League. Completing spring training, he was sent to the Twins' associate, Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League in 1987. Same year Beane batted 285 for Beavers that gave him call by the Twins where he showed in 12 matches.

Throughout 1988 spring training, Beane was traded with Balvino Galvez to the Detroit Tigers. He played six matches for Detroit that year as an injury substitute. Following the 1988 seasons, he contracted with the Oakland Athletics as he was granted free agency. For 1989 Athletics, he appeared in 37 matches batting 241.

Later, he played a maximum season for the PCL’s Tacoma Tigers of the Class-AAA. The Athletics re-contracted Beane for the 1990 season and was dropped to the minor leagues during the finish of spring training.

Exhausted with the minor league, Beane asked for a position of an advance scout to Sandy Alderson, GM of Athletics. He served in the position during 1993 until being appointed to assistant GM of the team and as GM since 1997. The Athletics announced the promotion of Beane as Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations on 5 October 2015.

Beane also consented to support the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer after the Athletics owners group bought the team. Following his passion for soccer, he has a good term with football pundits including Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson, John W. Henry, Stan Kroenke and Damien Comolli.

Author Michael Lewis has immortalized Beane through his book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game”, a best-selling book in 2003. In 2011, the book was pictured as a movie of the same name, where Brad Pitt depicted Beane’s character.

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4. Net Worth and Salary 2018

Beane, prominent persona of American baseball scenario, gushes fortune in millions. Remaining with most acclaimed baseball club since the start, he also transformed his assets by serving in the managerial position for them.

Billy Beane is an American baseball General Manager who has a net worth of $6 Million and annual salary of $1 million.

His first club, the New York Mets, paid signing bonus of $125,000 that makes $371,264 in a recent count.

Currently, as front office manager and subsidiary vendor of the Oakland Athletics of MLB, he has accumulated fine baseball economics from his career.

Quick Info:

  • Salary: $1 Million per Annum
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

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