Alan Paul Benes
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: January 21, 1972 in Evansville, IN
High School: Lake Forest HS (Lake Forest, IL)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed July 19, 1993.
Debut: September 19, 1995 (Age 23.241, 14,416th in MLB history)
vs. PIT 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 7 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Rangers 1995-2003
Last Game: May 28, 2003 (Age 31.127)
Relatives: Brother of Andy Benes
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News -- November 2013
- 11/2 i70baseball.com: St. Louis Cardinals were smart to limit Shelby Miller in playoffs: St. Louis Cardinals rookie starting pitcher Shelby Miller was one of the most disappointed and frustrated players Wednesday after...
News -- September 2013
- 9/25 Fungoes.net: Wacha in ace company with near-miss no-hitter: With his dazzling performance Tuesday night in which he commanded 26 outs before permitting a hit – the fourth ninth-inning...
- 9/25 The Cardinal Nation Blog: Wacha joins other Cardinals ever so close to a no-hitter: Instead of Michael Wacha joining Bud Smith and Jose Jimenez as St. Louis Cardinals rookies who threw no-hitters, he stands with...
News -- May 2013
- 5/1 The Cardboard Examiner: 1993 TOPPS FINEST: #19 ANDY BENES: AT 6-6, 235, A COMMANDING MOUND PRESENCE.FINISHED HIS CAREER WITH EXACTLY 2,000 STRIKEOUTS.DEFINING THE PLAYERThe No. 1 overall...
News -- March 2013
- 3/20 i70baseball.com: St. Louis Cardinals Will Win Despite Lack Of Speed: The St. Louis Cardinals project to have an Opening Day lineup full of players who will regularly get on base and it also features...
News -- March 2012
- 3/30 i70baseball.com: Chris Carpenter’s injury is more of the same for St. Louis Cardinals: After nearly a full month of handwringing about starting pitcher Chris Carpenter’s health, the St. Louis Cardinals received...
News -- January 2012
- 1/14 i70baseball.com: Preview: St. Louis Cardinals 2012 Winter Warm Up: The Winter Warm Up kicks off in fine fashion today as marquee members of the St. Louis Cardinals take their turn providing autographs...
- 1/11 C70 At The Bat: Keeping You Informed: Winter Warm-Up (And A Site Announcement):
It's tough to keep the flame of baseball going during the winter. Sure, it's easier than it was a decade ago, with the...
News -- September 2011
- 9/22 B-R Blog: Matt Moore fans 11 Yanks in his first start: Thursday night in the Bronx, 22-year-old Matt Moore, Tampa's latest pitching phenom, struck out 11 over 5 scoreless innings...
News -- July 2011
- 7/23 B-R Blog: Gone with the Wind-Up: 3 HRs in a 6-batter stint: Chad Qualls came into the 7th Saturday with a 4-3 lead. Pinch-hitter Ryan Howard whacked the first pitch over the CF fence, and...
News -- June 2011
- 6/5 Feelin' Kinda Blue: History of the No. 16 pick in the MLB Draft: The Dodgers have the 16th pick in the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. Some of the players of note who could be available with...
News -- October 2010
- 10/9 B-R Blog: Young Starters In The Post-Season: Phil Hughes is 24.29 years old at this moment and will be starting Game 3 of the 2010 ALDS for the Yankees this evening. How...
News -- August 2010
- 8/8 B-R Blog: Brandon Morrow’s Big Day 8/8/10: By now, you've probably have heard about Morrow's effort today.
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News -- July 2010
- 7/3 B-R Blog: Complete-game losses ending on a walk-off homer: A reader recently asked about occasions when a pitcher has thrown a complete game but lost on a walk-off homer at the end. I went...