Hes a great guy. He never complains. He just sits on the bench until someone says, Get in there. And he says Thank you, and gives you 150 percent. - Umpire Paul Runge, Jerome Holtzman's Column, Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1995.
1985 Player Profiles
|"MIKE BENJAMIN is a sophomore infielder from Cerritos College. The right0handed hitter was an all-conference performer at Cerritos as a freshman after a successful high school career at Bellflower High School where he was all-conference in baseball, basketball and football. Mike plays second base and shortstop at Cerritos where his head coach is former Goldpanner assistant coach George Horton."|
8/28/4: Assistant Coach of Chandler, AZ Little League - Club made Semi-Finals in Williamsport
On June 14, 1995, Benjamin set a major league record with 14 hits in a three-game streak.
Mike Benjamins Hitting Streak
On October 6, 1995, he was traded by the Giants to the Phillies for Jeff Juden and minor leaguer Tommy Eason.
Amateur Career Highlights
1983 - All Conference in Baseball, Football, Baketball at Bellflower High
Played for Goldpanners coach George Horton at Bellflower
1984 - All Conference at Cerritos College
Baseball Card Checklist
Pro Career Highlights
1987 - Drafted by the Giants in the third round
1998 - Set personal bests in most major offensive categories ... hit .272 with 23 doubles, 4 HR and 39 RBI in 349 at-bats
1995 - Set Major League record with 14 hits in three games, June 11-14
Major League Statistics 1989-2002
|Year ||Team ||G ||AB ||R ||H ||HR ||RBI ||BB ||SO||SB ||CS ||OBP ||SLG ||AVG |
|2001||PIT||out with injury|
|TOTAL || ||818 ||1926 ||227 ||442 ||24 ||169 ||106||429||44 ||14 ||.282 ||.349 ||.235 |