ATLANTA - Former major league player and longtime Atlanta Braves coach Jim Beauchamp died Tuesday of leukemia. He was 68.
Mr. Beauchamp was the bench coach for the Braves between 1991 and 1998, during the team's transformation from a last-place team to a perennial contender.
He was a part of the team's World Series championship in 1995 and most recently served as supervisor of the club's minor-league field operations.
Mr. Beauchamp, who was born in Vinita, Okla., had a 10-year major league playing career as a first baseman and an outfielder with St Louis, Houston, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Cincinnati and the New York Mets, playing his final major league game for the Mets in 1973.