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No. 1 selection in the 1988 MLB Draft

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Andy Benes Biography

Andy Benes was born August 20, 1967 in Evansville, Indianaand is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. During a 14-yearcareer from 1989 to 2002. Benes played for four different teams: the San DiegoPadres, the Seattle Mariners, the St. Louis Cardinals and the ArizonaDiamondbacks. His brother Alan also pitched in the Major Leagues, and was histeammate in 1996-€“97 and 2000-€“01. He and his brother Alan attended EvansvilleLutheran School and Evansville Central High School.

Benes was the first person selected in the 1988 Major League Baseball Draftafter playing college baseball at the University of Evansville. Benes pitchedwell enough in his first year to make it to the majors and be named NationalLeague Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News. Benes was an All-Starin 1993 after a 15-€“15 season with the Padres, and led the Majors in losses with14 and in strikeouts with 189 the next season. Benes finished third in the CyYoung Award balloting in 1996 after a 18-€“10, 3.83 earned run average season.After the 1997 season, Benes agreed to sign a 5-Yr / 30 Million dollar contractto return to the Cardinals. Unfortunately, the contract was signed after thedeadline for players to re-sign with their 1997 teams. Benes would then have towait until May 1 to re-sign Instead, Benes became one of the first players in Diamondbackshistory when he signed as a free agent prior to the 1998 season and threw outthe first pitch in the history of the franchise.

In a 2004 column for The Sporting News, pitcher Todd Joneswrote that Benes had a habit of gritting his teeth when preparing to throw aslider, a tell that some hitters exploited.

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Former Cardinals' Pitcher Andy Benes to Speak at 15th Annual Congressional Prayer Breakfast

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 6:16 pm

Andy Benes AgentFormer St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Olympic Gold Medal winner Andy Benes is scheduled as the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Congressional Prayer Breakfast that will be held in Collinsville, Missouri. The 45-year-old was also the 1988 Collegiate Pitcher of the Year and was selected as an MLB All-Star in 1993. Benes and his family reside in the St. Louis area and he continues...[Read More]

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