Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Kris Benson, 2007 Topps #483
Kris did have a few highlights in his one season as an Oriole. There was his five-hit win over the Nationals, not to mention the home run that he hit off of Pedro Martinez in a 4-2 win against the Mets. The latter feat represented the O's first homer by a pitcher in interleague play. In fact, he was the first Birds pitcher to touch 'em all since Roric Harrison went deep on the final day of the 1972 season, the last game of the pre-designated hitter era. So Kris Benson still holds a place in the trivia books, at least.