Vern Benson Stats

Vern Benson was born on Friday, September 19, 1924, in Granite Quarry, North Carolina. Benson was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 31, 1943, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Vern Benson baseball stats page.

"I remember it very distinctly. He (Ted Turner) said, 'I don't know a damn thing about baseball so you run the game.' Fortunately, we lost that game. The commissioner told him that he couldn't manage anymore so I had to take over again the next night. I managed for about a week. We went back to Atlanta and I guess three or four games later, the writers were in the dugout and Turner was in the dugout, and the writers said, 'Hey, when are you going to bring Bristol back?' Then he said, 'What for? Vern's the best manager I have.'" - Vern Benson in One Day In Mudville: A look at some of the most unique baseball games of all time (Rip Pallotta, Author House Publishing, 03/07/2007, Page 162)
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#205 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Vern Benson Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#205 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Vernon Adair Benson
Nickname:
Vern
Born On:
09-19-1924  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Granite Quarry, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-20-2014 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Granite Quarry, North Carolina
Cemetery:
Rowan Memorial Park, Rowan, North Carolina
High School:
Granite Quarry High School (Granite Quarry, NC)
College:
Catawba College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
07-31-1943 (Age 18)
Last Game:
05-30-1953
Draft:
Not Applicable
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1943 19 Athletics 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1946 22 Athletics 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 0 - 0 0 .000 .167 .000
1951 27 Cardinals 13 46 8 12 3 1 1 0 7 6 - 8 0 - 0 0 .261 .346 .435
1952 28 Cardinals 20 47 6 9 2 0 2 0 5 5 - 9 1 - 0 0 .191 .269 .362
1953 29 Cardinals 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 2 0 - 0 0 .000 .200 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
5 Years 55 104 17 21 5 1 3 0 12 13 - 22 1 - 0 0 .202 .291 .356
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1946 Athletics LF 2 1 27 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1951 Cardinals 3B 9 8 213 20 2.2 19 1 18 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.41
1951 Cardinals LF 4 3 106 11 2.8 10 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.55
1952 Cardinals 3B 15 11 318 36 2.4 32 5 27 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.72
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 24 19 531 56 2.3 51 6 45 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .911 2.59
LF Totals 6 4 133 15 2.5 14 13 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.84
3 Years 30 23 664 71 2.4 65 19 46 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .915 2.64
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1943 Athletics 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1946 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 4 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 - - -
1951 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 46.0 5.8 6.6 - - -
1952 Cardinals 0 0 .000 6 1 n/a 23.5 5.2 9.4 - - -
1953 Cardinals 0 0 .000 5 8 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
5 Years 0 0 .000 14 13 n/a 34.7 4.7 8.7 - - -
Vern Benson

Vern Benson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 Philadelphia Athletics 14 $3,000.00 - -
1946 Philadelphia Athletics 38 $3,000.00 - -
1951 St. Louis Cardinals 36 Undetermined - -
1952 St. Louis Cardinals 25 Undetermined - -
1953 St. Louis Cardinals 19 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Vern Benson was part of the coaching staff when the 1977 Atlanta Braves were once managed by the team owner, Ted Turner? The following account appeared in Baseball Anecdotes (Daniek Okrent, Oxford University Press, 04/20/1989, Page 324)

One night in 1977, Turner decided to give his beleaguered manager, Dave Bristol, some time off. The Braves had lost 16 straight games. Bristol's replacement was Turner himself. Wearing number 27 and consulting with third-base coach Vern Benson, Turner led the Braves to a 2-1 defeat, extending the losing streak to 17. National League president Chub Feeney ordered him out of the dugout the next next, and the Braves finally won. Still, Turner appealed to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, went sent a telegram: "Given Mr. Turner's lack of familiarity with the game operations, I do not think it is in the best interest of baseball for Mr. Turner to serve in the requested capacity." Turner quickly phoned the commissioner.

"How am I supposed to get the experience?" he asked.

"In the stands, like the other owners," said Kuhn. "Why can't you be like everybody else?"

"Because I'm in last place," said Turner.

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Last-Modified: April 4, 2018 11:05 AM EST

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