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Anna Benson from "Baseball Wives" stars in the VH1 reality docu-series.

Anna Benson ("Baseball Wives") is the wife of Arizona pitcher Kris Benson. She was ranked  #48 on FHM magazine's list of the 100 Sexiest Women in 2005 and then ascended to #28 in 2006.

Irreverent humanitarian Anna Benson is not just another pretty face; she is a woman to be seen and heard. With countless magazine layouts hitting the stands, she balances her time between photo shoots, interviews, and charitable endeavors.

Anna Benson in "Baseball Wives"
Anna Benson Baseball Wives
has been featured on VH1's "The Fabulous Life." She has been featured in several publications, including FHM, Sports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. Her sharp wit and bold assertions make her a New York Post Page 6 and Daily News favorite. And most recently, Anna has discovered a new hobby: Texas Hold'em. After a crash course on the game and only thirty days of practice, Anna competed in the 2005 World Series of Poker. Anna "The Gold Digger" Benson outlasted more than half the field of experienced poker players. WPT Champion Tuan Le acquiesced that, "Anna has a natural instinct for the game; I think she will develop into a great poker player."

But this pretty poker diva donates more than mere good looks. Her namesake charity, Benson's Battalion, is a nonprofit organization devoted to fighting terrorism in local communities. Founded in October of 2001 with her husband, New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson, the Battalion has assisted numerous police departments, fire departments, and Emergency Medical Services through funding for equipment, supplies, and education. The Battalion was created in response to September 11, 2001. After donating $50,000.00 to the United Way, Anna and Kris still wanted to do more, and the Battalion allows them to stay actively involved in the protection of their communities. Senator Melissa Hart honored Benson's Battalion in congress in the early part of 2004.

The minimal time that Anna has left is dedicated to managing her husband's career, raising her three children, and contributing countless hours to several local charities, such as The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and St. Barnabas Hospital, where she has presided over "Presents for Patients" for the past four years. However, it is The Children's Hospital that remains particularly close to Anna's heart because it allows her to bring joy to children who have otherwise experienced so much pain. This love for children inspires Anna's newest endeavors, including lobbying for children's rights on Capitol Hill. She is a true humanitarian with a heart of gold and is always trying to make life better for society.But this Georgia peach isn't always as sweet as she seems. A fiery personality coupled with a passion for human rights, women's issues, and especially children's issues has earned Anna a reputation of a tell-it-like-it-is bombshell. This was demonstrated in a not so recent but still talked about interview with Howard Stern.

This passion and tenacity reaches into every facet of Anna's life. Inspired by the athleticism of her husband, Anna has become serious about health and fitness. She educated herself and transformed her diet and workout regimen. She has even become involved in Extreme Fighting, which is yet another example of her all-out approach to life. She enjoys the mental, physical, and medical benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encourages everyone around her to do the same.

With her ability to reach a vast and diverse group of women, Anna intends to share her stories and knowledge in order to inspire women to achieve their individual goals.


How old is Anna Benson? Find out here.

Age: 40 years old
Birthday: February 12, 1976
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Husband: Kris Benson

"Baseball Wives" cast 'Baseball Wives': Meet the Cast — Premiering Wednesday, November 30, the new docu-series aims to hit one out-of-the-park with the wives of Arizona pitcher Kris Benson and big-league veteran Ron Villone, and the ex-wives of retired Chicago's Mark Grace and Kansas City's Jason Kendall. Read more...

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