Kris Benson Baseball Pitcher

Kris benson

Kristin James Benson (born November 7, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. Benson pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1999 to 2004, New York Mets from 2004 to 2005, Baltimore Orioles in 2006 to 2007, Texas Rangers in 2009, and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010. Benson was born in Superior, Wisconsin. The future All-American pitcher was born to baseball fan parents who chose names for each of their children that began names with "K," a nod to the letter used as the scorecard designation for a strikeout. Benson attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia with future MLB All-Star Marlon Byrd. Benson was not drafted out of high school. Benson attended Clemson University from 1993 to 1996. His teammates included fellow future major-leaguers Billy Koch and Matthew LeCroy both of whom played with him in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Koch reported teammates referred to Benson as "The Messiah".) Benson went undefeated during the regular season of his junior year (14–0 with a 1.40 ERA) with 178 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched. Following this strong regular season, Benson led the Tigers to the NCAA postseason.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 7th, 1974
Places lived
Marietta , Georgia
pop. 59,089 (2013)
Atlanta , Georgia
pop. 447,841 (2013)
Superior , Wisconsin
pop. 26,869 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. Sprayberry High School High school

Sprayberry High School is a public high school located in eastern Cobb County in Georgia. Middle schools feeding upcoming students into Sprayberry are McCleskey, Daniell, and Simpson Middle School. The school mascot is the Yellow Jacket.

Type High school
Founded
1952
Headquarters
2525 Sandy Plains Road, 30066 - Marietta, Georgia
Official web page www.cobbk12.org
Wikipedia article

People attended Sprayberry High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1945., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1970., Wrestler
b. 1959., Basketball Center
b. 1977.

2. Clemson University Colleges/University

Clemson University /ˈklɛmsən/ is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States.

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2013. 214 mil. $
2010. 382 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1889
Headquarters
29634 - Clemson, South Carolina
Undergraduates
2013. 16,931
2010. 15,459
2009. 15,291
2006. 14,069
Postgraduates
2013. 4,372
2010. 3,994
2006. 3,137
Acceptance rate
2012. 57.9 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 13.4 K $
2011. 12.3 K $
2010. 11.9 K $
2009. 11.1 K $
2008. 10.3 K $
Official web page www.clemson.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Clemson University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1974., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1977., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1974., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1973., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1972., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1933., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1901., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1878., Baseball Pitcher

Baseball statistics

Seasson Team AB G H R BB BA GDP GS HBP HR IBB OBP RBI SF SH SLG SO 2B 3B
1999 Major League Baseball Season Pittsburgh Pirates 65 31 10 7 3 0.154 1 0 0 0 0 0.191 7 0 6 0.2 24 3 0
2000 Major League Baseball season Pittsburgh Pirates 65 32 6 3 4 0.092 0 0 1 0 0 0.157 1 0 9 0.123 29 2 0
2002 Major League Baseball Season Pittsburgh Pirates 40 27 7 3 0 0.175 0 0 0 0 0 0.175 1 0 4 0.2 11 1 0
2003 Major League Baseball season Pittsburgh Pirates 30 18 0 2 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.032 0 0 6 0.0 11 0 0
2004 Major League Baseball season New York Mets 19 11 1 1 1 0.053 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 5 0.053 9 0 0
2004 Major League Baseball season Pittsburgh Pirates 39 20 7 2 1 0.179 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 0 10 0.179 17 0 0
2005 Major League Baseball season New York Mets 49 26 9 4 5 0.184 0 0 1 0 0 0.273 6 0 6 0.204 22 1 0
2006 Major League Baseball season Baltimore Orioles 9 3 1 1 0 0.111 0 0 0 1 0 0.111 2 0 0 0.444 3 0 0

Abbrevations

AB - At bat, G - Games, H - Hits allowed, R - Runs, BB - Base on balls , BA - Batting average, GDP or GIDP - Ground into double play, GS - Grand Slam, HBP - Hit by pitch, HR - Home runs, IBB - Intentional base on balls, OBP - On-base percentage, RBI - Run batted in, SF - Sacrifice fly, SH - Sacrifice hit, SLG - Slugging average, 2B - Double, 3B - Triple

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