Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Vernon A. Benson

Vernon A. Benson

Year Inducted: 1978
Category: Baseball


- Varsity Baseball
- Signed Professional Baseball Contract with Philadelphia Phillies in 1943. Traded to St. Louis in 1947. Played in Minor Leagues 1951-53. Managed in Minor Leagues for 5 1/2 years, Became Cardinal Coach in 1961 and remaining until 1964 when Cardinals won the World Series. Coached with New York Yankees in 1965 and part of 1966, Joined Cincinnati Reds as coach, staying through end of 1969 season. Returned to Cardinals from 1970-75. Joined Atlanta Braves for 1976-77 Seasons. In 1978, managed Syracuse AAA Team for International League Toronto Blue Jays.

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