Mike Beard had a short career as a reliever for the Atlanta Braves. Mike had a cup of coffee with the Braves in '74, appearing in six games. His best year was in 1975 when he went 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA. He pitched in 34 games in 1975 and 30 games in 1976, but only pitched in four games in '77. He did pitch in 31 games for AA New Orleans in 1977, but had a 6.21 ERA and didn't pitch in pro ball again. That's all of the information I could find about him.