Edward H. (Eddie) Bean, 76, a retired business manager of the University of Maryland Athletic Department and a former club golf champion, died Friday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park after a heart attack.
A native of Rockville, he graduated from McKinley Technical High School in the District. Mr. Bean, who played sandlot baseball, was picked up by the old Washington Senators farm system in 1924 and subsequently played with the Eastern Shore League and the Florida State League.
After breaking a finger in a game in Springfield, Mo., where he was playing for a higher-ranked minor league team, he decided to quit baseball.
He became a tennis promoter and worked in the ticket office at old Griffith Stadium for 25 years before joining Maryland's Athletic Department as business manager in 1957. He retired in 1972.
Mr. Bean began playing golf at East Potomac Park and became a club golf champion, a four-time runner-up at Prince George's County Club and a frequent winner on the old invitation gold tournament circuit.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth B., of Takoma Park, where the family lives, and a brother, Lee, of California.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Edward H. Bean Memorial Fund at Grace United Methodist Church, Takoma Park, or the American Heart Association.