Beard, Ralph (1927)

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Name
Beard, Ralph (1927) Gender: M
born on 1 December 1927 at 02:20 (= 02:20 AM )
Place Hardinsburg KY, USA, 37n46, 86w27
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 14°28'



Biography

American athlete, pro-basketball player for the Indianapolis Olympians for two seasons beginning in 1949 until he was expelled from the game. Beard was involved in the wide-spread point-shaving scandals that seemed to permeate college basketball in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Beard played for the University of Kentucky, leading the team to championships and participating in the Olympics. He was full of potential as he played his first two seasons of pro-basketball. But on October 20,1951, he was arrested for his involvement in his college's point-shaving scandal in a championship game against Loyola in 1949. He allegedly took a $500 bribe to ensure that his team did not cover the point spread. He pleaded guilty and, receiving a suspended sentence, left professional basketball. His wife subsequently divorced him.

Beard has since then built a new life for himself complete with new family and new career as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. He remains bitter, however, about the scandals and feels that he had been victimized by having grown up poor and his ambition to be somebody.

He also took up golf. He has since suffered multiple health problems including a 1988 arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, hip replacement, and back problems and blindness. The former basketball player died of heart failure on November 29, 2007 at his home in Louisville, KY. He was 79 years old, just two days shy of his 80th birthday..

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Events

  • Work : New Career 1949 (pro basketball)
  • Crime : Arrest 20 October 1951 (For accepting bribes in basketball)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1988 (knee surgery)
  • Death by Heart Attack 29 November 2008 (In Louisville, KY, age 79)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (grew up poor)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Retirement circumstances (Expelled from the game)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (losing his hearing)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (blindness)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs (knee surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack

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