Todd Eric Benzinger
Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: February 11, 1963 in Dayton, KY
High School: New Richmond HS (New Richmond, OH)
Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 1981 amateur draft.
Debut: June 21, 1987 (Age 24.130, 12,950th in MLB history)
vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Giants/RedSox/Dodgers/Royals 1987-1995
Last Game: May 14, 1995 (Age 32.092)
vs. PIT 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Nephew of Don Gross
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