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Kris Benson | Biography

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  • Full Name Kristen James Benson
  • Nickname Kris Benson
  • Occupation Baseball Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Wisconsin, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 07, 1974
  • Age 47 Years, 2 Months
Former Baseball Pitcher of New York Mets

Kris Benson | Biography

Founder of Superior Business Management, Atlanta

From 2004 to 2006, Benson played for the New York Mets. Later, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 and Texas Ranger in 2009. His last major league signing was with the Arizona Diamondbacks on 15 March 2010. However, he only appeared for Diamondbacks in three games and posted a stat of 5.14 ERA. He was then forced to discontinue his professional run following recurring shoulder injuries. On 10 January 2011, he officially retired from professional baseball with an impressive 4.42 ERA and 70-75 record.


Kris Benson is a former starting pitcher of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college-level baseball for Clemson University and later represented several professional MLB teams like New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, etc.

Who is Kris Benson?

Kris Benson aka, Kristin James Benson, is a former professional baseball player and business owner. In his 11 years professional career from 1999 to 2010, he has played as a starter or starting pitcher for various Major League Baseball teams. Moreover, he is the founder of Superior Business Management, a financial advisor and tax solution company in Atlanta.

Benson started his professional baseball career while still a student at Clemson University in 1996. He was the No. 1 overall pick (first pick) in the MLB draft of 1996. He initially played for minor league teams like Carolina Mudcats, Nashville Sounds, etc., before making his debut in the major league with the Pittsburgh Pirates on 9 April 1999. Benson became the only second first pick debutant to win the debut major league game. He represented the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1999 to 2004 and later moved to the New York Mets.

From 2004 to 2006, Benson played for the New York Mets. Later, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 and Texas Ranger in 2009. His last major league signing was with the Arizona Diamondbacks on 15 March 2010. However, he only appeared for Diamondbacks in three games and posted a stat of 5.14 ERA. He was then forced to discontinue his professional run following recurring shoulder injuries. On 10 January 2011, he officially retired from professional baseball with an impressive 4.42 ERA and 70-75 record.

Early Age and Family

In Wisconsin, USA, Kris Benson took birth on 7 November 1974. Although there is no authentic information about his parents’ names, his father served as a college dean while his mother was a teacher. They were also great baseball fans. Thus, they named all their children, two daughters and two sons, with the initial letter ‘K’ as denoted strikeout in the baseball scorecard.

Benson went to Sprayberry High School in Georgia for formal education. He then later enrolled in Clemson University in 1993 but dropped out without a degree in 1996.

Wife

Benson married his wife, Anna Benson, in October 1999. He first met her in 1998 while he was still playing in the minor leagues for Nashville Sounds and Anna was a dancer at the Atlanta strip club. She was previously married and divorced from her first husband before tying knots with Benson. She also had a daughter Alyssa Warren from her first marriage.

Kris and Anna became parents to their three children, sons Devin and P.J. and daughter Haylee. However, they did not have a very smooth marital life. On 31 March 2006, Anna filed a divorce petition citing a broken marriage which she later pulled out. The couple then stayed together for the next six years before Kris filed for divorce in 2012.

Kris has made it to news headlines multiple times because of his now ex-wife, Anna. In Christmas 2004, Anna appeared at the New York Mets team’s family party and allegedly made a provocative statement to the TV personality, Howard Stern. 

Furthermore, in July 2013, reportedly, Anna barged into his home in Georgia and demanded $30,000. She was purportedly armed with a taser, baton, and a loaded gun, while also wearing a bulletproof vest with an ammunition belt. The police later reported that Kris somehow escaped the assault to hide in his basement and called 911 for help. Subsequent to that, she was sentenced to 15 years of probation and complete psychiatric treatment by the court.

Brittany Page and Kris Benson

As of 2021, Kris Benson is dating his girlfriend, Brittany Page. She is the daughter of the former fitness instructor and WWF wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. 

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, the 2021 net worth of Kris Benson is approximately $14 million. He amassed most of his massive wealth through his decade-long career as a professional baseball player.

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