While Jim Beattie is best known for his baseball career, having pitched for, among others, the New York Yankees in an eight- year major league career. He was a phenomenal basketball player at South Portland High School and played as a walk on at Dartmouth College 1972 and ’73.
Jim led the 1971 Red Riots to the State Championship against Presque Isle and was named to the First Team All-State squad. He repeated this distinction his senior year in 1972. A 6’6”forward/center, Beattie was a dominant force inside for the Gene Hunter coached Red Riots and possessed a deft touch from the outside. Jim was a generational player and in two years at Dartmouth he averaged over 14 points per game, before deciding to concentrate full time on baseball.