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Vern BensonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1943-1953 MLB Years: 1943-1953
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Positions3B-24, OF-6Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameVernon Adair Benson
Height5-11Weight180BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 19,1924PlaceGranite Quarry,North Carolina
Death DateJanuary 20,2014 [89.123]
High SchoolGranite Quarry (Granite Quarry,NC)
CollegeCatawba College (Salisbury,NC)
MLB DebutJuly 31,1943 [18.315]
OrganizationsSLN [3] PHA [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID8723Retrosheet IDbensv101MLBAM ID110877
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed39Power90Contact73XBH94RBIs86Runs87Hitting46Durability7Team.455Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1943Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-1822000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha38of2175100000001300000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.12116.6750.003.000.000.000.00
1951St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln363b2613468123117006800000.261.346.435.78120552.297.174.304.35811.5415.381.331.9246.0041.67
1952St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln253b272047692025005901000.191.269.362.63117453.194.171.277.2959.4316.981.803.7723.5044.44
1953St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1928134200000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14520.0040.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5510417215131200132201000.202.291.356.647379118.228.154.279.00011.0218.641.692.5434.6742.86
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter469716215131200121901000.216.303.381.684379110.240.165.289.00010.9117.271.582.7332.3342.86
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter97100000001300000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.00012.5037.503.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162306506215393500386503000.202.291.356.64710927348.228.154.279.00011.0218.641.692.5434.6742.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21OF2--4---441.0002.00------728.61.3
1951St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln263B9--118132019.9502.11------1369.25.8
1951St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26OF4--911-1110.9092.50------1330.82.6
1952St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln273B15--527433632.8892.13------2075.09.7
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B24--645565651.9112.13------240.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF6--1311-1514.9332.33------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21---------2-
1951St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26-----9---4-
1952St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27-----15-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1961St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln36Third Base Coach1548074.51913.05Johnny Keane,Solly Hemus
1962St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln37Third Base Coach1628478.51917.56Johnny Keane
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln38Third Base Coach1629369.5746.02Johnny Keane
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln39Third Base Coach1629369.574--1Johnny KeaneWon World Series (Yankees)
1965New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40First Base Coach1627785.47525.06Johnny Keane
1966New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya41First Base Coach1597089.44026.510Johnny Keane,Ralph Houk
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin41First Base Coach1607684.47518.07Dave Bristol,Don Heffner
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin42First Base Coach1628775.53714.54Dave Bristol
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin43First Base Coach1628379.51214.04Dave Bristol
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin44First Base Coach1628973.5494.03Dave Bristol
1970St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln45Third Base Coach1627686.46913.04Red Schoendienst
1971St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln46Bullpen Coach1629072.5567.02Red Schoendienst
1972St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln47Bullpen Coach1567581.48121.54Red Schoendienst
1973St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln48Bullpen Coach1628181.5001.53Red Schoendienst
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln49Bullpen Coach1618675.5341.52Red Schoendienst
1975St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln50Bullpen Coach1628280.50610.53Red Schoendienst
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl51Third Base Coach1627092.43232.06Dave Bristol
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl52Manager16261101.37737.06 
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl52Third Base Coach16261101.37737.06Vern Benson,Ted Turner,Dave Bristol
1978Syracuse ChiefsILAAAMinortor53Manager1405090.35735.08 
1979Syracuse ChiefsILAAAMinortor54Manager1407763.5508.52 Lost in Finals
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn55First Base Coach1617586.46617.05Dave Bristol
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln61Scout1617982.49128.53Whitey Herzog
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln62Scout1629567.586--1Whitey HerzogLost World Series (Twins)
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln63Scout1627686.46925.05Whitey Herzog
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln64Scout1628676.5317.03Whitey Herzog
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln65Scout1627092.43225.06Whitey Herzog,Joe Torre,Red Schoendienst
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln66Scout1628478.51914.02Joe Torre
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1946-09-30Released by Athletics. 
1946-09-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1943-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.