Kendall
Benz
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 215
 
Born: January 28, 1923 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1953   
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 22 LAN SP    
1946 23 LAN SP    
1947 24 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1948 25 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1949 26 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1950 27 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1951 28 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1952 29 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1953 30 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1954 31 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1955 32 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1956 33 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1957 34 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,579,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 22 LAN SP    
1946 23 LAN SP    
1947 24 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1948 25 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1949 26 LAN SP $ 300,000  
1950 27 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1951 28 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1952 29 LAN SP $ 793,929  
1953 30 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1954 31 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1955 32 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1956 33 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
1957 34 HIN SP $ 9,579,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,579,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1945 22 AA   0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 8.7 7 2 0 1 6 2.08 .219 .242 .250 .492  
    A   15 6 .714 24 24 4 2 0 183.3 148 49 10 34 165 2.41 .220 .257 .328 .586  
1946 23 AA   8 10 .444 27 27 2 0 0 181.0 187 94 26 47 157 4.67 .262 .307 .427 .734  
1947 24 LAN SP 1 1 .500 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 7 4 0 3 7 3.27 .179 .256 .231 .487 1.0
    AA   6 13 .316 26 26 3 0 0 186.3 176 73 11 46 178 3.53 .250 .296 .379 .675  
1948 25 LAN SP 1 2 .333 3 3 0 0 0 9.7 21 14 5 3 5 13.04 .447 .480 .830 1.310 0.0
    AA   6 12 .333 22 22 5 2 0 162.3 152 51 10 29 166 2.83 .250 .284 .365 .649  
1949 26 LAN SP 11 2 .846 16 16 2 0 0 107.7 95 32 8 19 83 2.68 .237 .281 .344 .626 10.1
    AAA   9 1 .900 11 11 2 2 0 76.3 73 19 5 11 95 2.24 .247 .275 .339 .613  
1950 27 LAN SP 7 2 .778 10 10 1 0 0 68.7 61 24 5 10 63 3.15 .235 .276 .358 .634 6.1
1951 28 LAN SP 16 10 .615 33 33 1 0 0 217.0 223 96 12 49 165 3.98 .265 .311 .376 .686 10.8
1952 29 LAN SP 13 7 .650 29 29 1 0 0 192.0 180 64 5 36 163 3.00 .247 .287 .323 .610 16.1
1953 30 HIN SP 8 9 .471 29 29 1 0 0 177.7 181 61 5 26 196 3.09 .261 .294 .340 .634 11.5
1954 31 HIN SP 6 8 .429 21 21 1 0 0 137.0 110 37 4 31 139 2.43 .221 .271 .299 .570 13.0
1955 32 HIN SP 6 18 .250 36 36 0 0 0 203.3 230 118 11 55 207 5.22 .287 .345 .415 .760 5.4
1956 33 HIN SP 12 15 .444 34 34 1 0 0 206.0 221 95 5 37 204 4.15 .274 .311 .358 .669 12.0
1957 34 HIN SP 8 13 .381 33 33 1 1 0 198.3 228 98 4 47 192 4.45 .289 .337 .365 .702 7.7
11 Years Sim 89 87 .506 246 246 9 1 0 1528.3 1557 643 64 316 1424 3.79 .264 .308 .360 .668 93.9
1 Years AAA 9 1 .900 11 11 2 2 0 76.3 73 19 5 11 95 2.24 .247 .275 .339 .613  
4 Years AA 20 35 .364 76 76 10 2 0 538.3 522 220 47 123 507 3.68 .254 .296 .390 .685  
1 Years A 15 6 .714 24 24 4 2 0 183.3 148 49 10 34 165 2.41 .220 .257 .328 .586  
6 Years Minors 44 42 .512 111 111 16 6 0 798.0 743 288 62 168 767 3.25 .245 .285 .371 .656  
Season Average 8 7 .533 22 22 0 0 0 138.9 141 58 5 28 129 3.79 .264 .308 .360 .668  
Career Highs 16 18 .846 36 36 2 1 0 217.0 230 118 12 55 207 13.04 .447 .480 .830 1.310  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   855 354 30 146 828   .256 .287 .341 .629
vs LH   702 289 34 170 596   .273 .318 .384 .702
Home 47 33 .588 120 120 3 1 0 771.3 774 302 29 154 719 3.52 .260 .297 .351 .648
Away 42 54 .438 126 126 6 0 0 757.0 783 341 35 162 705 4.05 .267 .305 .369 .674
Mar/Apr 11 11 .500 34 34 1 0 0 220.0 234 98 7 42 218 4.01 .272 .306 .365 .671
May 24 10 .706 45 45 4 1 0 286.0 269 103 18 52 277 3.24 .248 .283 .367 .649
June 14 19 .424 44 44 1 0 0 269.6 270 104 9 58 244 3.47 .261 .300 .360 .660
July 11 12 .478 35 35 2 0 0 220.3 228 91 7 46 210 3.72 .265 .302 .354 .656
August 11 21 .344 44 44 0 0 0 253.0 302 144 15 61 223 5.12 .296 .336 .406 .742
Sep/Oct 18 14 .563 44 44 1 0 0 279.3 254 103 8 57 252 3.32 .242 .281 .308 .589
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1947 24 LAN SP 2 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .800 1.200 1.1 0.2
1948 25 LAN SP 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.1 0.0
1949 26 LAN SP 16 40 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 .050 .073 .050 .123 -2.5 0.0
    AAA   6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.1  
1950 27 LAN SP 11 22 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .182 .240 .182 .422 1.1 0.0
1951 28 LAN SP 34 82 6 12 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 36 .146 .167 .195 .362 0.8 0.0
1952 29 LAN SP 29 64 4 7 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 29 .109 .123 .219 .342 0.3 0.0
1953 30 HIN SP 29 54 2 5 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 26 .093 .125 .204 .329 0.4 0.0
1954 31 HIN SP 22 44 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .068 .089 .091 .180 -2.2 0.0
1955 32 HIN SP 49 109 10 9 2 0 1 3 4 0 5 56 .083 .123 .128 .251 -0.9 0.0
1956 33 HIN SP 35 67 6 11 0 2 1 4 1 1 1 32 .164 .174 .269 .443 3.0 0.0
1957 34 HIN SP 33 61 4 11 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 28 .180 .177 .279 .456 2.6 0.0
11 Years Sim 263 553 36 67 15 7 3 26 5 1 15 263 .121 .144 .190 .333 3.9 0.2
1 Years AAA 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.1  
162 Game Average 340 22 41 9 4 1 16 3 0 9 162 .121 .144 .190 .333 2.4  
Career Highs 49 109 10 12 4 2 1 5 4 1 5 56 .400 .400 .800 1.200 3.0  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   399 28 47 10 5 3 19 3 1 9 195 .118 .137 .190 .327 0.7
vs LH   154 8 20 5 2 0 7 2 0 6 68 .130 .160 .188 .349 1.7
Home 132 261 23 39 10 4 2 17 0 0 7 110 .149 .170 .241 .412 6.8
Away 131 292 13 28 5 3 1 9 5 1 8 153 .096 .120 .144 .263 -4.4
RISP   150 0 19 3 1 2 22 0 0 5 76 .127 .152 .200 .352 1.7
Close/Late   14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .214 .267 .214 .481 0.8
Mar/Apr 48 119 7 10 1 2 0 3 1 0 4 59 .084 .114 .126 .240 -2.6
May 47 98 9 14 2 1 2 7 0 0 4 45 .143 .173 .245 .418 3.2
June 44 90 4 7 2 1 0 3 0 1 3 38 .078 .108 .122 .230 -2.8
July 36 75 6 10 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 40 .133 .145 .173 .318 0.2
August 44 82 6 11 5 1 0 2 1 0 2 42 .134 .155 .220 .374 1.2
Sep/Oct 44 89 4 15 4 1 1 7 1 0 1 39 .169 .176 .270 .445 3.3
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1947 24 LAN SP P 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.82    
1948 25 LAN SP P 3 3 9.7 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.80    
1949 26 LAN SP P 16 16 107.7 9 10 1 2 .950 1.59    
1950 27 LAN SP P 10 10 68.7 0 14 0 1 1.000 1.84    
1951 28 LAN SP P 33 33 217.0 16 30 0 2 1.000 1.91    
    SS 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
1952 29 LAN SP P 29 29 192.0 7 13 1 0 .952 0.94    
1953 30 HIN SP P 29 29 177.7 7 22 1 1 .967 1.47    
1954 31 HIN SP P 21 21 137.0 6 13 1 2 .950 1.25    
1955 32 HIN SP P 36 36 203.3 14 21 2 1 .946 1.55    
    RF 3 3 45.0 10 1 1 0 .917 2.20   0.0
    CF 3 3 41.0 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.54    
    SS 2 2 35.0 8 7 1 2 .938 3.86   0.1
1956 33 HIN SP P 34 34 206.0 12 19 3 2 .912 1.35    
1957 34 HIN SP P 33 33 198.3 16 16 0 1 1.000 1.45    
  P 246 246 1528.3 89 160 9 12 .965 1.47    
  RF 3 3 45.0 10 1 1 0 .917 2.20   0.0
  CF 3 3 41.0 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.54    
  SS 3 2 36.0 9 7 1 2 .941 4.00   0.1
Career Totals   255 254 1650.3 115 168 11 14 .963 1.54    
Career Highs   44 44 324.3 39 30 4 3 1.000 2.80    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1951 28 LAN SP 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 8.0 12 9 1 7 8 10.13 .364 .475 .485 .960
1952 29 LAN SP 3 2 .600 6 6 0 0 0 39.0 33 13 0 9 39 3.00 .221 .266 .302 .568
Career Post-Season Pitching 3 3 .500 8 8 0 0 0 47.0 45 22 1 16 47 4.21 .247 .308 .335 .643
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1951 28 LAN SP 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1952 29 LAN SP 6 13 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 .385 .429 .385 .813
Career Post-Season Batting 8 15 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 .333 .375 .333 .708
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1952-7-3.00
1953-10-3.09
Wins
1951-9-16
Losses
1955-2-18
1956-3-15
1957-9-13
Winning Pct
1952-7-.650
Games Started
1955-7-36
Shutouts
1957-5-1
Hits Allowed
1951-4-223
1955-7-230
1956-6-221
1957-7-228
Strikeouts
1955-10-207
1956-6-204
Walks per 9IP
1952-10-1.7
1953-5-1.3
Strikeouts per 9IP
1953-7-9.9
1955-7-9.2
1956-6-8.9
1957-8-8.7
OSLG
1952-4-.323
1953-10-.340
OOPS
1952-6-.610
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 37    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 22    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  4. Frank Sperber (955)
  5. Darryl Camacho (954)
  6. Otis Sitton (942)
  7. Tommy Rehkop (940)
  8. Dennis Mashburn (940)
  9. Robert Kennon (940)
  10. Michael Downs (940)
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  1. Frederick Munsch (991)
  2. Gregory Garren (991)
  3. Edison Begnoche (990)
  4. Jason Burpo (989)
  5. David Hayse (986)
  6. Mario Croce (986)
  7. Thomas Gallup (985)
  8. Jay McGuinness (983)
  9. Donald Axelson (983)
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History
Drafted in 41st round, 973rd overall pick, by Langlade in 1945
Injured on 6/18/1945 with a Hyper Extended Elbow, out for one week
Injured on 8/5/1946 with a Sore Shoulder, out for 5 days
Had first career hit (double) on 9/15/1947, off Arthur Fifield (KEN)
Earned first career win on 9/15/1947
Injured on 4/9/1948 with a Stiff Shoulder, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 7/12/1949 with a Broken Nose, out for one week
Injured on 5/24/1950 with a Torn Ligament Elbow, out for full season
Was selected to the 1952 Allstar game
Signed as a free agent by Hinsdale on 2/12/1953 to a 5-year deal worth $9,579,000 per year
Hit first career homerun on 9/17/1953, off Edison Begnoche (STR)
Won Kennel Cup with Hinsdale in 1953