James Edward Beauchamp (BEE-chum) (August 21, 1939 – December 25, 2007) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played from 1963 to 1973 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Colt .45s/Astros, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Mets. He attended Grove High School in Grove, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University before being signed by the Cardinals in 1957. He was the father of former minor league baseball player Kash Beauchamp. He was 6'2' and weighed 205 pounds. He is a direct descendant of John Beauchamp of the Plymouth Company and pronounced his name as /ˈbiː-tʃʌm/ (BE-chum).