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Mike Benjamin

1985 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Full NameMichael Paul Benjamin
Born11/22/1965
BirthplaceEuclid, OH
H/W;B/T6-0/172 ; R/R
Out ofCerritos College
MLB Debut07/07/1989

“He’s 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."
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PRESSBOX

  • 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 Benjamin’s 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

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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


1985 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Batting Stats

YEARGABRHRBI2B3BHRBBSOSBSHEAVG
198552198325928101318291158.298

 


Major League Statistics 1989-2002

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI BB SOSB CS OBP SLG AVG
1989SF14661000100.167.167.167
1990SF22567122331010.254.411.214
1991SF5410612132872630.188.208.123
1992SF40754131341510.215.267.173
1993SF63146222941692300.264.329.199
1994SF38629161951650.343.419.258
1995SF681861941312851111.256.301.220
1996PHI351031323413122131.316.408.223
1997BOS4911612270742723.262.328.233
1998BOS1243494695439157330.312.372.272
1999PIT11036842911372090101.288.364.247
2000PIT932332863219124554.313.391.270
2001PITout with injury
2002PIT1081207180373104.202.183.150
TOTAL  818 1926 227 442 24 169 10642944 14 .282 .349 .235