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Full Name: Gary David Bennett Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/190 First Game: September 24, 1995
Birthdate: April 17, 1972 MLB Experience: 10 years
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Gary Bennett (Gary David Bennett) was born on April 17, 1972 in Waukegan, Illinois. He made his Major League debut on September 24, 1995 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2001, his rookie year, he hit .244 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI. Bennett played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 10 year career.

Bennett was among 85 players implicated last week in the Mitchell Report. He later told The Washington Post: "As far as the report is concerned to me, it's accurate." He admitted to using the human growth hormone a few days before he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"Obviously, it was a stupid decision," Bennett told the newspaper. "It was a mistake. It was something that quite obviously, you regret now."

provided a check to Mitchell which showed the $3,200 transaction. Bennett declined interview.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 PHI N 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 PHI N 6 16 0 4 0 1 .250 .333 .250 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0
1998 PHI N 9 31 4 9 0 3 .290 .378 .290 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 1
1999 PHI N 36 88 7 24 1 21 .273 .298 .352 4 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 7
2000 PHI N 31 74 8 18 2 5 .243 .371 .392 5 0 13 15 2 0 0 0 0
2001 PHI N 26 75 8 16 1 6 .213 .294 .320 3 1 9 19 0 1 0 1 1
2001 NY N 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 COL N 19 55 7 15 1 4 .273 .317 .382 3 0 3 5 1 1 0 3 0
2001 TOT N 46 131 15 32 2 10 .244 .308 .351 6 1 12 24 1 2 0 4 1
2002 COL N 90 291 26 77 4 26 .265 .314 .354 10 2 15 45 6 2 1 2 10
2003 SD N 96 307 26 73 2 42 .238 .296 .306 15 0 24 48 2 3 3 3 8
2004 MIL N 75 219 18 49 3 20 .224 .297 .329 14 0 22 32 2 0 1 3 9
2005 WAS N 68 199 11 44 1 21 .221 .298 .271 7 0 21 37 2 3 0 3 7
2006 STL N 60 157 13 35 4 22 .223 .274 .331 5 0 11 30 0 2 0 2 3
2007 STL N 59 155 12 39 2 17 .252 .286 .335 7 0 8 16 1 2 1 1 6
Total 577 1669 140 404 21 188 .242 .303 .327 73 3 137 270 16 14 6 19 52

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1996 PHI N C 5 5 40 35 5 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 1.000
1998 PHI N C 9 8 78.2 50 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
1999 PHI N C 32 19 184.2 129 6 4 0 0 2 20 3 0 .971
2000 PHI N C 31 23 209.1 173 11 1 2 0 0 13 6 0 .995
2001 PHI N C 24 21 194 151 5 2 2 0 3 9 6 0 .987
2001 COL N C 19 15 134 96 4 0 1 0 0 13 2 0 1.000
2001 TOT N C 43 36 328 247 9 2 3 0 3 22 8 0 .992
2002 COL N C 90 85 726.1 453 32 4 5 0 6 41 12 0 .992
2003 SD N C 91 87 747 535 25 2 5 0 6 48 12 0 .996
2004 MIL N C 75 65 584 381 29 3 3 0 3 33 11 0 .993
2005 WAS N C 64 57 523.1 384 24 6 1 0 4 25 9 0 .986
2006 STL N C 56 43 385.1 243 14 3 1 0 1 26 3 0 .988
2006 STL N 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 STL N C 52 41 370.1 244 9 1 1 0 2 24 4 0 .996
2007 STL N 1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 548 469 4177 2874 166 26 21 0 29 255 71 0 .992

Transactions

  • Selected by Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th round of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1990 - signed June 12, 1990).
  • Granted free agency (October 8, 1996).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (February 10, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (October 15, 1997).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (December 27, 1997).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to New York Mets in exchange for Todd Pratt (July 23, 2001).
  • Traded by New York Mets to Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later (August 23, 2001); New York Mets received Ender Chavez (December 27, 2001).
  • Granted free agency (December 21, 2002).
  • Signed by San Diego Padres (December 23, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (September 30, 2003).
  • Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (December 22, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 14, 2004).
  • Signed by Washington Nationals (November 29, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (October 28, 2005).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (December 2, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2006).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (November 28, 2006).

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