Michael Paul Benjamin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 169 lb.
- College Cerritos College, Arizona State University
- High School Bellflower High School
- Debut July 7, 1989
- Final Game September 28, 2002
- Born November 22, 1965 in Euclid, OH USA
A prototypical good field, no-hit player, Benjamin managed 11 years of major league service, spent mostly with the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates. His only notable offensive category was in hitting 7 triples for the Pirates in the 1999 season when he was the starting shortstop for most of the year.
However, Mike holds the record for most hits in 3 consecutive games amassing 14 hits in 18 at bats in June 1995.
After his playing career was over, he coached his son Mike Jr to the Little League World Series. His son is a freshman played for ASU from 2011-2013.
Benjamin became an assistant coach at Arizona State University in 2010-2014. He then moved back to the pro ranks as manager of the AZL Diamondbacks in 2015, Kane County Cougars in 2016, and Missoula Osprey in 2017.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2015||AZL Diamondbacks||Arizona League||25-30||9th||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2016||Kane County Cougars||Midwest League||65-75||11th (t)||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2017||Missoula Osprey||Pioneer League||38-38||3rd (t)||Arizona Diamondbacks||Lost in 1st round|
|2018||Missoula Osprey||Pioneer League||Arizona Diamondbacks|