Joe Beimel Named To DU Hall Of Fame
PITTSBURGH, PA -- Former Duquesne University pitcher Joe Beimel will be honored at halftime of the Dukes mens basketball game versus Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 7 as he will be inducted into the Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame.
Beimel was an 18th round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1998 Major League Baseball draft. He left Duquesne after being the team leader with six wins in 14 appearances. He also led the Dukes with four complete games and 65 innings pitched. He was second on the staff with 39 strikeouts and was third in ERA at 4.71.
In three minor league seasons from 1998-2000, Beimel compiled 17 wins with a 4.27 ERA and was named to two All-Star teams. In 2001, he was promoted to Pittsburgh where he made his Major League debut as a starter, defeating Houstons Scott Elarton on April 8. It was the first of seven wins he would secure in his rookie campaign. During the past two seasons, the majority of his work has been out of the bullpen where he has compiled three wins and 95 strikeouts in 148 innings of work.
Beimel will have his name added to the Hall of Fame plaque located in the A.J. Palumbo Center.