Billy Beane Wiki
Billy Beane(William Lamar Beane III)is a former American professional baseball player and as of 2019 front office executive. He is the executive vice president of baseball operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB); he is also a minority owner of Barnsley FC of EFL League One.
Billy Beane Biography
From 1984 to 1989 he played in MLB as an outfielder for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics. He joined the Athletics’ front office as a scout in 1990, he was named general manager after the 1997 season and was promoted to executive vice president after the 2015 season.
Billy Beane Soccer
Billy Beane Making A Move Into English Soccer. Billy Beane, a minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball, is part of a consortium that is close to purchasing Barnsley FC, a team now playing in the Championship, the second tier of English soccer.
The purchase price is estimated at close to $26M and the consortium is led by a wealthy Chinese businessman, Chien Lee and American Paul Conway. Beane’s participation in the venture is expected to be 10%.
He came to prominence in the late nineties as GM of the As by applying a concept that became known as “Moneyball.”
The term has since become ubiquitous in team sports and has led to misunderstanding and mislabeling. Beane and other pioneers of the concept realized that within statistics-rich baseball there were a number of key statistics that were undervalued by scouts and general managers.
This meant that certain players could be acquired relatively inexpensively while impacting positively on a team’s performance essentially allowing a team to punch above its economic weight.
Up to now, Beane has operated generally on the periphery of soccer. He had involvement in the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS through former Oakland A’s owner Lewis Wolff, he has worked as an advisor to AZ Alkmaar of the Eredivisie of the Dutch League and has appeared at a number of events focusing on the application of statistics to soccer.
Billy Beane Education
He attended Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, California. After which, he attended the University of California at San Diego, to studied economics.
Billy Beane Age
He was born on March 29. 1962, in Orlando, FL.
Billy Beane Wife
He married. Tara Beane as her second wife since 1999. The couple is parenting twins kids: daughter Tensley Beane and son Brayden Beane.
However, Billy has also one daughter Casey Beane from his first marriage with Cathy Sturdivant. Casey has completed her graduation from Kenyon College and currently works at finance and accounting depart at Citadel LLC Chicago, Illinois.
Tara is not a media personality but is famous as the wife of Billy Beane. They have nearly completed two decades of their marriage. Regardless of not being in the same profession, the duo shares good bonding and enjoying the family life.
Billy Beane Net Worth
Billy Beane is an American baseball General Manager. Beane has an estimated net worth of $14 million dollars as of 2019 and an annual salary of $1 million dollars as of 2019.
He started his career as a baseball player for the New York Mets. Beane turned down a scholarship to Stanford in order to play professional baseball.
As was depicted in the final scene of Money Ball, Billy Beane once turned down a $12.5 million five year contract with the Red Sox that would have made him the highest paid General Manager in sports.
He instead opted to continue earning a salary of $1 million with the A’s. He was named Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations in 2015 and David Forst took over as GM.
He had previously worked as an advisor to a Dutch football club and the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS. From 2007 till its acquisition by Oracle for $9 billion in 2016, Billy served as a member of the Board of Directors of cloud company NetSuite. Between 2007 and 2014 Billy earned around $4 million for his services at NetSuite.
Billy Beane Red Sox
After the 2002 season, he was given an offer by the Boston Red Sox of $12.5 million to become their GM, but he refused.
On 15th April 2005, he received a contract extension to remain with the Athletics as its general manager through 2012, and new team owner Lewis Wolff awarded him a small portion of the team’s ownership. In February 2012, the Athletics extended his’s contract through 2019.
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. It competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The team has won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Their most recent appearance and win were in 2018.
In addition, they won the 1904 American League pennant but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series.
Founded in 1901 as one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the Red Sox’ home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912.
The “Red Sox” name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the “Boston Red Stockings”, involving the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
Billy Beane Contract
Athletics extend contracts of Billy Beane, Bob Melvin and David Forst following a shocking 97-win season
The won 97 games en route to their first playoff berth since 2014. Though the A’s lost in the American League Wild Card Game against the New York Yankees, it seems likely they’ll remain competitive entering next year, thanks in part to a well-rounded lineup led by third baseman Matt Chapman.
Beane has been making important calls for the A’s since October 1997, when he was promoted to the GM role. He’s been in his current position since 2015 when the A’s promoted Forst from assistant GM — a title he had held for more than a decade.
Each has declined to take jobs elsewhere, though other teams have tried time and again to pluck them from Oakland.
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