Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mike Benjamin: At Least He Enjoyed His Baseball Cards

When the cliche creators came up with "weak-hitting shortstop" they had Mike Benjamin in mind. Mike played 13 seasons in the Majors, mostly with the Giants from 1989 to 2002. He also played Phillies, Red Sox and Pirates. He's an assistant coach at Arizona State.

Mike finished with a lifetime .229 average, which is perhaps why he looked forward to his having fun in his baseball cards, such as his 1991 Upper Deck card where he appears to be signing a baseball from someone who is handing him a baseball from behind the protective net behind home plate and the 1992 Upper Deck card where he's wearing an all-time New York Giants uni complete with era baseball glove.

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