Texas Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley has been selected as the recipient of 2016 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award, it was announced today by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Beasley, who was selected in voting by the local BBWAA chapter, missed much of this past season undergoing treatment and surgery for stage 2 rectal cancer, which had been diagnosed in February, 2016. Between treatments in Houston and Arlington, Beasley participated in as many team game-related activities as possible. He was given a clean bill of health earlier this month. Beasley is expected to be ready for full activity at the start of spring training and will assume his full duties as third base coach and working with the infielders. Spike Owen, who will manage at Hickory in 2017, served as interim third base coach this past season. Beasley joined the Rangers' major league staff in November 2014.
Beasley will be honored at the 2017 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner, which takes place on Friday, January 20 at Gilley's Dallas. Tickets for the dinner, which will honor a number of baseball personalities and feature appearances by Texas Rangers past and present, are now on sale at www.texasrangers.com/awards. Tickets for the Dr Pepper Awards Dinner are priced at $100.00 each with tables of ten available for $1000.00. Net proceeds benefit the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. The dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Gilley's Dallas is located at 1135 S. Lamar St. in Dallas. The 2017 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner is also sponsored by FOX Sports Southwest, CBS11/TXA21, and 105.3 The FAN.