Caroline County — A Baseball Story In 3 Acts
Act 3: The Beasleys
He attended Bowling Green’s Union High School in the 1960s – the county’s “colored” school. I couldn’t find him in any of their mid-1960s yearbooks so I can’t tell you when – or if – he graduated, but reports say he played on the school’s powerhouse baseball team.
Beasley, an outfielder, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round of the January 1967 draft.
With the minor league Miami Marlins in 1969
Though short and stocky, he was known for his speed. They called him “Quick Lew” and his 41 stolen bases in 1969 was a then-team record for the minor league Miami Marlins.