Armando Benitez

Armando German Benitez
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 229
Born: November 13, 1972 in Ramon Santana, DR
Signed: 1990 by the Baltimore Orioles
Acquired: traded from the Orioles for Charles Johnson, December 1998
Departed: traded to the New York Yankees for
Jason Anderson, Anderson Garcia, and Ryan Bicondoa, July 2003

 

Imposing right-hander, who occasionally touched three digits on the radar gun, set the Mets' all-time record for saves in the 2000 season, and broke his own mark the next year. Pictured is his card from the 1998 Pinnacle Snapshots Orioles set, and there are several more cards pictured below.

        

  

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG    IP  W  L   PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
=========================================================================
1994 Bal AL   3  0  0  10.0  0  0  ----   8   1   1  14   4   0   0  0.90
1995 Bal AL  44  0  0  47.2  1  5  .167  37  33  30  56  37   0   2  5.66
1996 Bal AL  18  0  0  14.1  1  0 1.000   7   6   6  20   6   0   4  3.77
1997 Bal AL  71  0  0  73.1  4  5  .444  49  22  20 106  43   0   9  2.45
1998 Bal AL  71  0  0  68.1  5  6  .455  48  29  29  87  39   0  22  3.82
1999 *METS*  77  0  0  78.0  4  3  .571  40  17  16 128  41   0  22  1.85
2000 *METS*  76  0  0  76.0  4  4  .500  39  24  22 106  38   0  41  2.61
2001 *METS*  
73  0  0  76.1  6  4  .600  59  32  32  93  40   0  43  3.77
2002 *METS*  62  0  0  67.1  1  0 1.000  46  20  17  79  25   0  
33  2.27
2003 3teams  69  0  0  73.0  4  4  .500  59  27  24  75  41   0  21  2.96
2004 Fla NL  64  0  0  69.2  2  2  .500  36  11  10  62  21   0  47  1.29
2005 S F NL  30  0  0  30.0  2  3  .400  25  17  15  23  16   0  19  4.50
2006 S F NL  41  0  0  38.1  4  2  .667  39  15  15  31  21   0  17  3.52
2007 2teams  55  0  0  50.1  2  8  .200  49  37  30  57  29   0   9  5.36
2008 Tor AL   8  0  0   6.1  0  1  .000   4   5   4   9   2   0   0  5.68
=========================================================================
METS TOTALS 333  0  0 347.0 18 14  .563 225 111 104 456 168   0 160  2.70
OTHER CLUBS 429  0  0 432.0 22 33  .400 320 185 167 490 235   0 129  3.48
=========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 762  0  0 779.0 40 47  .460 545 296 271 946 403   0 289  3.13

season highlighted in blue denotes he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG    IP  W  L   PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
=========================================================================
2003 *METS*  45  0  0  49.1  3  3  .500  41  18  17  50  24   0  
21  3.10
2003 N Y AL   9  0  0   9.1  1  1  .500   8   4   2  10   6   0   0  1.93
2003 Sea AL  15  0  0  14.1  0  0  ----  10   5   5  15  11   0   0  3.14
2007 S F NL  19  0  0  17.1  0  3  .000  17   9   9  18   9   0   9  4.67
2007 Fla NL  36  0  0  33.0  2  5  .286  32  28  21  39  20   0   0  5.73

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This is a list of the Armando Benitez cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1992 Classic Best Bluefield Orioles #21

1993 Fleer/ProCards Albany Polecats #2017
1993 Lime Rock Dominican Winter League #40

1993-94 Fleer Excel #1

1994 Classic #52
1994 Fleer/ProCards Bowie Baysox #2405
1994 Leaf Limited Rookies #74

1995 Flair
Wave of the Future

1995 Stadium Club

1996 Ultra Gold Medallion

1997 Topps

1995 Action Packed Scouting Report #42
1995 Bowman's Best Blue #65
1995 Bowman's Best Blue Refractor #65
1995 Donruss #216
(Rated Rookie)
1995 Donruss Studio #66
1995 Donruss Top of the Order
1995 Fleer Flair Wave of the Future #2
1995 Fleer Major League Prospects #4
1995 Fleer Ultra #253
(Rookie)
1995 Fleer Update #U-3
1995 Leaf #342
1995 Leaf Gold Leaf Rookies #4
1995 Pacific Crown Collection #19
1995 Pinnacle #134
(Rookie)
1995 Pinnacle Select Certified #100
(Rookie)
1995 Pinnacle Zenith #112
(autographed)
1995 Score #299
(Rookie)
1995 Score Gold Rush #299
(Rookie)
1995 Score Summit #136
(Rookie)
1995 Sportflix UC3 #102
1995 Topps #346
(Star Track)
1995 Topps Stadium Club #254
(Debut)
1995 Upper Deck #218
(Star Rookie)
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #4
(Rookie Class)
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Special Edition #13
(Rookie Class)
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Special Edition Silver Signature #13
(Rookie Class)
1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #218
(Star Rookie)
1995 Upper Deck Special Edition #48

1996 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion #302
1996 Leaf Signature Series Bronze
(autographed)
1996 Pacific Crown Collection #245
1996 Score #152
1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #52

1997 Fleer Ultra #349
1997 Pacific Crown Collection #19
1997 Score #386
1997 Score Showcase Series #386
1997 Topps #484

1998 Pacific Crown Collection
Platinum Blue

1999 Skybox
Premium

2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve

2001 Topps Gold

2002 Topps Gallery

1998 Pacific Crown Collection #20
1998 Pacific Crown Collection Platinum Blue #20
1998 Pacific Crown Collection Silver #20
1998 Pacific Online Red #82
1998 Pacific Online Silver #82
1998 Pinnacle Snapshots Baltimore Orioles #11
1998 Score #170
1998 Topps #203
1998 Topps Finest #267
1998 Topps Finest No-Protectors #267
1998 Topps Opening Day #101
1998 Topps Minted in Cooperstown #203
1998 Topps Stadium Club #173
1998 Upper Deck #312
1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #43

1999 Fleer Tradition #67
1999 Fleer Tradition Millennium #67
1999 Fleer Ultra #123
1999 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion #123G
1999 Pacific Crown Collection #34
1999 Skybox Metal Universe #128
1999 Skybox Premium #36
1999 Skybox Thunder #221
1999 Skybox Thunder Rant #221
1999 Topps #46
1999 Topps Traded and Rookies #T80
1999 Topps Traded and Rookies Chrome #T80

2000 Newark Star-Ledger

2000 Fleer Focus #183
2000 Fleer Tradition #148
2000 Fleer Tradition Glossy #148
2000 MLB Showdown 1st Edition #279
2000 MLB Showdown Unlimited #279
2000 Newark Star-Ledger
2000 Pacific #273
2000 Pacific Crown Collection #177
2000 Pacific Ruby #273
2000 Topps #18
2000 Topps Limited Edition #18
2000 Topps Opening Day #11
2000 Topps Subway Series #21, #59
(with Bobby Valentine), #61 (with John Franco)
2000 Upper Deck #440
2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve #221
2000 Upper Deck Subway Series #NY16
2000 Upper Deck Victory #190

2001 Bowman Heritage #169
2001 Fleer Platinum #102
2001 Fleer Platinum Parallel #102
(169/201)
2001 Fleer Tradition #324
2001 Fleer Tradition #415
(World Series; "Streak Snappers;" with Edgardo Alfonzo and Timo Perez)
2001 Pacific #266
2001
Pacific Private Stock Game-Used Gear #112 (game-used bat)
2001 Topps #425
2001 Topps Gold #425 (0977/2001)
2001 Topps Limited Edition #425
2001 Upper Deck MVP #267
2001 Upper Deck Victory #447
2001 Upper Deck Vintage #280

2003 Port St. Lucie News/The Tribune

2002 Fleer #327 (gold back)
2002 Fleer Platinum #219
2002 Fleer Tradition #275
2002 Leaf Rookies & Stars #207
2002 Leaf Rookies & Stars Longevity #207
(019/100)
2002 Marc S. Levine Mets Photocards #49
(3 x 5)
2002 MLB Showdown #214
2002 Topps #170
2002 Topps Chrome #170
2002 Topps Gallery #90
2002 Topps Heritage #121
2002 Topps Ten #164
2002
Topps Ten #TTR-AB (game-worn jersey)
2002 Upper Deck #388
2002 Upper Deck 40 Man #824
2002 Upper Deck MVP #244
2002 Upper Deck Victory #411
2002 Upper Deck Vintage #280
(Saves Leaders)

2002-03 Upper Deck Superstars #161

2003 Donruss #339
2003 Donruss Season Stat Line #339
(14/33)
2003 Donruss Team Heroes #322
2003 Fleer Focus Jersey Edition #35
2003 Fleer Platinum Platinum Finish #11
(085/100)
2003 Fleer Tradition #148
2003 Leaf #204
2003 Mastercard Seattle Mariners Hispanic Heroes #1
2003 MLB Showdown #194
2003 Port St. Lucie News/The Tribune
2003 Topps #454
2003 Topps Total #787
2003 Topps Traded and Rookies #T67
2003 Topps Traded and Rookies Chrome #T67
2003 Topps Traded and Rookies Gold #T67
(0464/2003)
2003 Upper Deck #461
2003 Upper Deck 40 Man #629
2003 Upper Deck MVP #132

2003 Topps Traded and Rookies
Gold

2004 Upper Deck Vintage

2005 Donruss

2005 MLB Showdown
Trading Deadline

2004 Fleer Ultra #236
2004 MLB Showdown Pennant Run #095
2004 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #4465
2004 Topps Heritage #248
2004 Topps Traded and Rookies Checklists #3
(with Karim Garcia and Jose Reyes)
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #333

2005 Donruss #265
2005 Donruss Studio #238

2005 Donruss Team Heroes #372
2005 Emerald Nuts San Francisco Giants #GTS2
2005 Fleer Tradition #163
2005 MLB Showdown Trading Deadline #157
2005 Topps #412
2005 Topps Heritage #104

2005 Topps Total Silver #148
2005 Topps Turkey Red #176
2005 Upper Deck #398
2005 Upper Deck Flyball #47

2006 DAV Limited Edition San Francisco Giants #30
2006 Fleer #151
2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes
(queen of spades)
2006 Topps #6
2006 Topps Heritage #436
2006 Upper Deck Gold #386 (271/299)
2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Green #386 (06/99)

2007 Fleer #74
2007 Topps #211
2007 Topps #211 (red letters)
2007 Topps Heritage #163
2007 Topps Update & Highlights #UH52
2007 Upper Deck #441

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