Kris Benson

Baseball player Kris Benson

Kristin James Benson 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.
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Sunday Routine: How Malay Spends His Sundays: Cooking at Home, Music in the Studio
NYTimes - about 1 year
The Grammy-winning music producer and his wife, the singer Iris Belson, bracket his shortened workday with walks, workouts, cooking and TV.
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Kris Benson's model ex-wife arrested on weapons charges
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
The estranged wife of former major league pitcher Kris Benson has been arrested on weapons charges in Georgia.
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'Baseball Wives' Star Arrested For Threatening Ex With Gun, Metal Baton
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson, was arrested Monday evening on felony assault charges after she allegedly stormed Kris' home and threatened him with a gun. Kris, who filed for divorce from the "Baseball Wives" star last year, told police Anna showed up at his Smyrna, Ga., apartment Monday night after she was ordered by the court to vacate their marital home, according to TMZ. Anna was allegedly brandishing a gun and metal baton and wearing a bulletproof vest. Kris said she threatened to hit him with the baton and then pulled out the handgun and demanded money. The former Mets player allegedly told Anna he would go get her the cash but left the house and called the police instead. Anna was booked on four counts, including two counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal trespassing and one count of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime, according to the Cobb County ...
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No Force On Earth Can Keep Thomas Friedman's Silky Fingers From Their Relentless Copying And Pasting
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Last week, we got word that New York Times gadabout Thomas Friedman was going to step up and claim a piece of that sweet, sweet "Conferences About How The Future Will Be More Futuristic Than We Previously Imagined" lucre. He announced he will bring "The Thomas L. Friedman's The Next New World Forum" to San Francisco, where -- for prices as low as $995 -- he and a gaggle of "experts" shall muse at you for several hours. The primary topic of the forum, it seems, is the "hyperconnected world." Now, I am no expert on the "hyperconnected world." Friedman suggests this is because I "slept through a decade," which doesn't explain why I seldom feel well-rested. Nevertheless, it would be neat if Friedman could come to understand that one consequence of a "hyperconnected world" is that most of us can see that his Times output contains a ridiculous number of redundancies. Okay, here is a snatch of text from Friedman's latest column: Here is what I mean: Something really big hap...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Profile: Gerrit Cole—Everything You Need to Know - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
In 1996 the Pirates chose Kris Benson number one in the draft. Benson was beset by injuries, but still managed to make a living in the big leagues. He went 70-75 over nine seasons, playing for five different teams. Their third number one pick was a
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Comparing Sports Figures to the "Entourage" - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Kris Benson was actually a solid middle of the rotation starter early in his career, but then Anna started flashing for Playboy and sleeping with the long relievers, leaving her fading husband with far too many off-field distractions to keep his ERA
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Former Vick partner cited for kennel's state - ohmidog!
Google News - over 6 years
According to the Premier K9 website, the company has provided dogs to many athletes and celebrities, including the NBA's Joe Johnson and Ron Mercer, baseball players Rick Ankiel, Kris Benson and Brian Jordan, NFL players Fernando Bryant and Dunta
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Monahan goes into Clemson Hall - Marietta Daily Journal
Google News - over 6 years
But Monahan's teammates weren't too shabby either with eventual Major Leaguers such as pitchers Kris Benson and Billy Koch and catcher Matthew LeCroy. “I was very fortunate to have the teammates that I had while I was at Clemson,” Monahan said
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10 Wives (or Ex-Wives) of Athletes We Would Love to See in a Wrestling Ring - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Outspoken and outrageous at times, Benson is married to former MLB pitcher Kris Benson and is one sexy woman. Since she appears to be good at giving interviews, shooting promos or angles in wrestling should not be a problem for her
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Celebrated Double-A outfielder Bryce Harper visits Uht Park - GoErie.com
Google News - over 6 years
1996: Kris Benson, pitcher, Pittsburgh. Sporadic MLB career ended with Jan. 10 retirement. 1997: Matt Anderson, pitcher, Detroit. Tigers' lone No. 1 pick won 15 games for team between 1998-2003. 1998: Pat Burrell, outfielder, Philadelphia
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Rotating names in a rudderless rotation - MASNsports.com
Google News - over 6 years
Has anyone heard from Kris Benson? Richie "Hellcat" Lewis? Either one of the Mike Smiths (Texas or Mississippi)? I might have settled for Justin Duchscherer with a bad hip. Is there a rule against using a folding chair on the mound?
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Shaking Off Deadline-Day Nerves - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
It's otherwise a mixed bunch, ranging from Hall of Fame-caliber pitchers such as Randy Johnson and Tom Seaver to journeymen such as Ernie Broglio (infamously dealt for Lou Brock) and Kris Benson. Jimenez can rest assured that his wasn't the worst last
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Pirates' wins and losses at the trade deadline - Beaver County Times
Google News - over 6 years
--Infielders Jose Bautista and Ty Wigginton, and pitcher Matt Peterson from the New York Mets for pitcher Kris Benson and infielder Jeff Keppinger, July 30, 2004. The Pirates got enough talent back; they just didn't keep it
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Sam Borden: A former general manager offers three deadline rules to remember - SI.com
Google News - over 6 years
As an example, Duquette pointed to 2004, when he was the GM of the Mets, and made a deal with the Orioles in which he essentially swapped Ty Wigginton for Kris Benson. The deal had been percolating for two months and, in the beginning, the Orioles kept
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The 50 Worst Draft Flops in Sports History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
The number one overall pick in the 1996 draft, Kris Benson had some solid years but is better know for having a hot, if not overly obnoxious, wife. As of last season, Benson has had a solid but not great Major League career, going 70-75 with a 4.42 ERA
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Matt Kemp, Shane Victorino, And Jair Jurrjens: A Look At 'Non-Trades' - SB Nation (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The Pirates figure heavily in one of these five non-trades, which makes sense if you remember that former Bucs GM Dave Littlefield was the guy who turned down Ryan Howard for Kris Benson
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Top 8 MLB Rumored Blockbusters That Didn't Go Down - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
The offered Ryan Howard, who was at the time in Class-AA Reading, for Kris Benson. Benson was at the time nothing more than a slightly above-average guy, and Ryan Howard would go on to become one of the game's best power hitters and win an MVP
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Fishing forecast, July 15 - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 6 years
The 8A-Reef and Kris Benson are good places to start. Keep an eye on the fish finder and work any areas with plenty of bait. Pinfish and shrimp both work well.. Currently there are no comments. Be the first to comment! All comments are filtered for
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 36
    Benson retired on Jan 10th, 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    After proving ineffective as a sporadic reliever upon his return, he was outrighted to the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, on June 9, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    He was released on August 30, 2008.
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    On June 29, 2008, after two years away from competitive baseball, Benson made his Triple-A debut for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, throwing 73 pitches.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    Benson missed the entire season with a torn rotator cuff. Steve Trachsel replaced Benson in their starting rotation before being traded to the Chicago Cubs for minor league players. On November 1, 2007, the Orioles declined to pick up his $7.5 million option and instead paid a $500,000 buyout.
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  • 2006
    Age 31
    Her husband dismissed the Pirates treatment of his wife as "a lot of jealousy and a lot of pettiness."' Anna filed for divorce on March 31, 2006, citing an "irretrievably broken" marriage., but later withdrew the petition. They have had three children together (daughter Haylee, and sons P.J. and Devin James) and are also parenting Anna Benson's daughter from her first marriage (Alyssa Warren). In 2012, Kris served Anna with divorce papers.
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    On January 21, 2006, Benson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Jorge Julio and John Maine.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 25
    After 2000, he needed Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season.
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  • 1999
    Age 24
    The Bensons were married in October 1999 (her second marriage, his first), the same year he reached the major leagues.
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    Benson made his first major league start on April 9, 1999.
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  • 1997
    Age 22
    After being signed for what was believed to be a then-record signing bonus, he spent two years in the minor leagues with the Lynchburg Hillcats and Carolina Mudcats in 1997, and the Nashville Sounds in 1998.
  • 1996
    Age 21
    Benson was the first pick of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.
    In the 1996 Olympics, Benson had 17 strikeouts in as many innings and a 2–1 record, but with a 5.82 ERA.
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    The presence of Benson, the expected number one selection in the 1996 MLB amateur draft (held that year on the same week as the CWS) helped draw additional attention to the spring series, transforming it into what one then-Clemson sports information official remembered as the "Media World Series." (Benson was, in fact, drafted by the Pirates during the team's trip to Omaha.) Despite his stellar regular season, Benson subsequently dropped two postseason decisions as the Tigers stumbled to a 2-2 CWS record.
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    The victorious Tigers, starring Benson, Koch, outfielder and Regional MVP Jerome Robinson, and all-tournament outfielder Gary Burnham, entered the 1996 College World Series on a three-year streak of number-one regional seeds.
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Benson attended Clemson University from 1993 to 1996.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on November 7, 1974.
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