Anna Benson is an American model, and wife of Major League Baseball pitcher Kris Benson. With Kris Benson retiring and out of the spotlight, people are wondering what impact this will have on his wife. Kris was a popular player but his wife surpassed him in popularity. She was named FHM’s hottest baseball wife in 2004 and was ranked # 29 on FHM-U.S.’s 100 Sexiest Women 2006.
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The 5 ft 5 in Anna Benson is a real brunette bombshell who seems addicted to the attention that comes being in the limelight. Her vital statistics of 34DD-24-34 makes men droll. Her hot saucy photos are all over the web. She is an extremely popular figure with fans across the country.
A figure that makes men droll
Anna Benson was born outside of Atlanta, Georgia on February 12, 1976. A self-described “lonely latchkey kid,” Benson dropped out of school following her sophomore year of high school, and left home when she was sixteen.
Subsequently, she says, “I was a dancer in the Atlanta strip clubs…. I had a baby and then a husband when I was seventeen.” In 1998, she met her future husband, Kris, while she was dancing at the Mardi Gras, a strip club in Atlanta, when he was playing for the Nashville Sounds in the minor leagues. She and Kris Benson were married in October 1999 (her second marriage, his first).
Anna & Kris Benson
Anna filed for divorce on March 31, 2006, citing an “irretrievably broken” marriage. Anna Benson—who commented, “when I came to Kris, I had nothing—two pairs of panties and one bra; suddenly, I found I was married to a millionaire”–had not signed a prenuptial agreement. She later withdrew the petition, and subsequently has had two additional children with Kris. Altogether, they have four children: daughters Alyssa and Haylee, and sons P.J. (from “Paul James”) and Devin, and currently reside in Atlanta.
She has worked with charitable organizations over the years such as the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Salvation Army and American Red Cross. The couple has a non-profit charity called Benson’s Battalion that helped area police forces in the cities where her husband played.
On July 30, 2004, the Pirates traded Kris Benson to the New York Mets. In November 2004, Benson posed for the cover and a spread in FHM magazine and was named “baseball’s hottest wife.” In an interview with Howard Stern later that year, she vowed that if her husband ever cheated on her she would take revenge by sleeping with the entire Mets organization. Benson later explained the comment as “stupid humor to be understood by these idiots who take everything so literally.
In July 2005, she began playing at the 2005 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas under the nickname the “Gold Digger”. She outlasted 70% of the overall playing field.
The New York Times, having previously noted Anna Benson’s “calculated outrageousness,” wrote that in “her one year in New York, Anna Benson drove the Mets to distraction.” Sports reporter Murray Chase, described by baseball’s Hall of Fame as “a pioneer in the coverage of business and labor issues within baseball,” wrote of the Mets-Orioles trade, “Kris Benson doesn’t have a good enough arm for the Mets to overlook his wife’s mouth. … And by trading Anna Benson, the Mets may have achieved what [former Yankees manager] Casey Stengel called addition by subtraction.”
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Kris Benson himself later said that he felt New York traded him to Baltimore because of his wife, but Omar Minaya, general manager of the Mets, ultimately discounted speculation that her behavior had played a role, saying, “We just made a baseball trade.”
Mirroring Chass’ linkage of the Bentons, Sports Illustrated opined that Anne Benson’s “outlandish antics” had ultimately come to overshadow her husband’s “few good years” in the major leagues.
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A “self-professed animal lover” with several dogs, Benson has written that PETA, a well-known animal rights organization, should “get a real fucking cause,” asserting that “nothing keeps me warmer than my dead animals” (i.e., fur) and that soy gives her “painful gas.”
Contending that citizens of the United States, having twice elected George W. Bush to the presidency, bore some responsibility for Bush’s actions while in office, Benson has written that she feels filmmaker and Bush critic Michael Moore errs in laying the “blame on one man’s head.” Criticizing Moore’s weight, patriotism and intelligence—and his wife’s weight as well—Benson argued that Moore’s films lacked objectivity and failed to aid the successful prosecution of the United States’ armed actions in the Middle East following 9/11. Benson, writing that health care, the focus of one of Moore’s films, will be “irrelevant” if “Muslim radicals” are successful in “killing Jews and Christians,” held that the “politically retarded” “fat kid who got beat up by the jocks at school” should be tried for treason.
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Benson, who asserts elsewhere that $1,000,000 of her husband’s salary while with the Mets was donated to “9/11 causes,”, has also written critically about the slow response time of the federal, state, and local governments to the 2005 levee failures in Greater New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Referencing memories of her childhood summers in New Orleans, Benson, in an open letter to the city, she said, “We have failed you, New Orleans, and we are very sorry and deeply ashamed.” While critical of Bush’s role in the government’s response, she expressed gratefulness that that the United States was “lucky enough to have a humble President who admits that he was wrong in his decision making….” She also recommended that Democratic Governor Kathleen Blanco be prosecuted for negligent homicide.
Her pitcher-husband will likely not be missed much, but Anna Benson certainly will be.