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Vern Benson

Vernon Adair Benson

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 19, 1924 in Granite Quarry, North Carolina, US
Died: January 20, 2014 in Salisbury, North Carolina, US
High School: Granite Quarry HS (Granite Quarry, NC)
School: Catawba College (Salisbury, NC)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1946 21 -4.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA PHA 91 281 15 46 7 6 4 8 4 0 18 12 .164 .274 77 1 1 0
1946 21 -4.0 Savannah SALL A PHA 65 210 35 5 5 1 .167 .252 53
1946 21 -5.6 Toronto IL AAA PHA 26 90 71 15 11 2 1 3 8 4 0 18 12 .155 .333 .338 .671 24 1 1 0
1947 22 -6.0 Rochester IL AAA STL 87 225 186 35 51 11 1 6 30 3 36 40 .274 .395 .441 .835 82 1 2
1948 23 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA STL 97 284 228 39 56 12 2 4 38 5 53 44 .246 .388 .368 .756 84 0 3
1949 24 -3.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA STL 110 344 7 78 16 5 2 10 1 6 8 .227 .320 110 0 1
1949 24 -3.2 Houston TL AA STL 90 290 67 14 5 1 .231 .324 94
1949 24 -3.7 Rochester IL AAA STL 20 61 54 7 11 2 0 1 10 1 6 8 .204 .283 .296 .580 16 0 1
1950 25 -2.5 Columbus AA AAA STL 119 439 363 75 92 18 7 8 55 4 71 55 .253 .378 .408 .786 148 4 2 3
1951 26 -1.5 Columbus AA AAA STL 138 584 467 95 144 25 6 18 89 2 111 51 .308 .444 .503 .947 235 7 3 3
1952 27 -0.4 Columbus AA AAA STL 58 250 213 31 51 11 0 4 30 2 36 28 .239 .352 .347 .699 74 3 1 0
1953 28 -0.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA STL 107 465 369 76 101 19 5 13 56 0 6 86 49 .274 .412 .458 .870 169 1 9
1953 28 0.2 Houston TL AA STL 58 242 194 32 48 7 2 7 22 0 6 39 23 .247 .376 .412 .788 80 1 8
1953 28 -0.3 Rochester IL AAA STL 49 223 175 44 53 12 3 6 34 0 47 26 .303 .450 .509 .959 89 0 1
1954 29 1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA STL 139 511 417 74 100 21 6 11 45 8 83 82 .240 .363 .398 .761 166 0 0 7 4
1954 29 0.4 Rochester IL AAA STL 93 330 263 53 63 16 2 6 31 7 60 40 .240 .377 .384 .761 101 0 4 3
1954 29 2.8 Columbus AA AAA STL 46 181 154 21 37 5 4 5 14 1 23 42 .240 .337 .422 .759 65 0 0 3 1
1955 30 1.7 Rochester IL AAA STL 125 419 344 54 78 10 3 14 45 0 70 59 .227 .360 .395 .755 136 2 2 1
1956 31 8.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs C-AAA STL 110 333 87 14 3 7 .261 .378 126
1956 31 9.0 Winnipeg NORL C STL 109 329 85 14 3 7 .258 .383 126
1956 31 4.1 Omaha AA AAA STL 1 4 2 .500
1957 32 10.0 Winnipeg NORL C STL 99 256 57 12 1 6 .223 .348 89
1958 33 10.4 Winston-Salem CARL B STL 50 82 23 8 0 3 .280 .488 40
1959 34 9.5 Tulsa TL AA STL 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Seasons 1332 4501 3885 501 964 184 45 100 406 29 6 570 428 .248 .346 .395 .741 1536 15 11 30 5
C (2 seasons) C 208 585 585 142 26 4 13 .243 .243 .368 .610 215
B (1 season) B 50 82 82 23 8 0 3 .280 .280 .488 .768 40
A (1 season) A 65 210 210 35 5 5 1 .167 .167 .252 .419 53
AA (3 seasons) AA 150 534 486 32 115 21 7 8 22 0 6 39 23 .237 .295 .358 .653 174 1 8
AAA (11 seasons) AAA 859 3090 2522 469 649 124 29 75 384 29 0 531 405 .257 .388 .418 .806 1054 15 10 22 5
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1957 32 10.7 Winnipeg NORL C STL 0 0 1
1958 33 10.5 Winston-Salem CARL B STL 0 0 1 1.0
2 Seasons 0 0 2 1.0
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1946 21 Toronto IL AAA PHA OF 22 48 42 5 1 3 .979 2.14
1947 22 Rochester IL AAA STL OF 54 126 119 4 3 1 .976 2.28
1948 23 Rochester IL AAA STL SS 46 169 57 100 12 17 .929 3.41
1949 24 Rochester IL AAA STL SS 10 47 22 18 7 2 .851 4.00
1950 25 Columbus AA AAA STL OF 102 184 178 4 2 2 .989 1.78
1950 25 Columbus AA AAA STL 2B 10 60 29 27 4 7 .933 5.60
1951 26 Columbus AA AAA STL OF 14 30 28 1 1 0 .967 2.07
1951 26 Columbus AA AAA STL 3B 106 294 98 179 17 12 .942 2.61
1951 26 Columbus AA AAA STL 2B 20 101 46 49 6 8 .941 4.75
1952 27 Columbus AA AAA STL OF 29 47 44 3 0 0 1.000 1.62
1952 27 Columbus AA AAA STL 3B 31 73 18 49 6 6 .918 2.16
1953 28 Houston TL AA STL CF 18 51 45 4 2 2 .961 2.72
1953 28 Houston TL AA STL 3B 35 86 22 59 5 7 .942 2.31
1953 28 Rochester IL AAA STL SS 48 236 79 150 7 28 .970 4.77
1954 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA STL 2B 25 107 39 63 5 12 .953 4.08
1954 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA STL OF 96 151 141 6 4 1 .974 1.53
1954 29 Rochester IL AAA STL OF 64 100 95 1 4 0 .960 1.50
1954 29 Rochester IL AAA STL 3B 24 64 15 46 3 5 .953 2.54
1954 29 Rochester IL AAA STL 2B 12 59 22 33 4 6 .932 4.58
1954 29 Columbus AA AAA STL OF 32 51 46 5 0 1 1.000 1.59
1954 29 Columbus AA AAA STL 2B 13 48 17 30 1 6 .979 3.62
1955 30 Rochester IL AAA STL OF 33 42 39 2 1 0 .976 1.24
1955 30 Rochester IL AAA STL SS 50 242 78 155 9 35 .963 4.66
1955 30 Rochester IL AAA STL 3B 30 74 22 47 5 3 .932 2.30
10 Seasons 803 2232 1161 971 100 151 .955 2.66
OF (7 seasons) OF 350 628 591 25 12 7 .981 1.76
3B (5 seasons) 3B 226 591 175 380 36 33 .939 2.46
2B (3 seasons) 2B 55 268 114 139 15 27 .944 4.60
SS (4 seasons) SS 154 694 236 423 35 82 .950 4.28
CF (1 season) CF 18 51 45 4 2 2 .961 2.72

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1956 31 Winnipeg NORL C STL 1 of 1 119 63 55 .534
1957 32 Winnipeg NORL C STL 1 of 1 122 69 53 .566
1958 33 Winston-Salem CARL B STL 1 of 1 137 69 68 .504
1959 34 Tulsa TL AA STL 1 of 1 144 77 67 .535
1960 35 Tulsa TL AA STL 1 of 1 144 76 68 .528
1961 36 Portland PCL AAA STL 1 of 2 154 71 83 .461
1977 52 Atlanta NL MLB ATL 1 of 3 162 61 101 .377
1978 53 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 1 of 1 140 50 90 .357
1979 54 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 1 of 1 140 77 63 .550
9 Seasons 1262 613 648 .486
AAA (3 seasons) 434 198 236 .456
AA (2 seasons) 288 153 135 .531
C (2 seasons) 241 132 108 .550
MLB (1 season) 162 61 101 .377
B (1 season) 137 69 68 .504

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 4f7c3621

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