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Full Name: Kristen James Benson
Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/190
First Game: April 9, 1999
Birthdate: November 7, 1974
MLB Experience: 7 years
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia
Born on November 7, 1974 in Kennesaw, Georgia, Kris Benson (Kristen James Benson) played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 7 year career. Benson broke into the bigs on April 9, 1999 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and put up a 4.07 ERA in 196.2 innings pitched in 1999, his rookie year.
Most people believe that Kris Benson's best season was 2000, when he posted a 3.85 ERA, won 10 games and struck out 184 batters.