He reached on a dropped third strike, stole a base and then scored. He stole four total bases in the game, The Times wrote.
"He's a creator," Sonora coach Gordon Blakeley told The Times then of Beals. "He creates runs."
Beals went on to create enough runs to play in college and turn pro. His pro career consisted of three seasons. He made high-A.
Beals returned to Bakersfield, then high-A, for 1990. His season proved brief. He saw time in 13 games and hit .125 to end his career.
Made the Majors:1,215-34.9%
Never Made Majors:2,265-65.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:504
10+ Seasons in the Minors:299