Tammy Beauchamp (sometimes rendered phonetically as 'Beacham' or 'Beecham') was a brilliant, stay at home centre man who especially relished the big occasion. He played a total of 135 games for Fitzroy between 1899 and 1903, and from 1905 to 1908, with his most memorable performances coming in the premiership deciding matches of 1903 and 1905 against Collingwood. The former game went right down to the wire, with the Roys losing by in the end by 2 points, while the latter match brought a comfortable 13 point victory. A common factor in both games, however, was Beauchamp's superb performance in the centre. Beauchamp spent the 1904 season with Norwood, but was unfortunate enough to suffer an injury which ruled him out of that season's ultimately successful finals campaign.In 1901 and 1902, Tammy Beauchamp was selected to represent the VFL against South Australia. His consummate skill and tremendous fairness made him a firm favourite among both Fitzroy supporters and general connoisseurs of the game.
Author - John Devaney