William Joseph Benson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
- High School Joliet Catholic Academy
- Debut September 6, 2011
- Final Game September 28, 2011
- Born March 5, 1988 in Hinsdale, IL USA
Joe Benson was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Billy Milos for $575,000, turning down a football scholarship to Purdue University. Benson may very well hold the major league record for fewest career hits among any player with a four-hit game: on September 16, 2011, he went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple in a 7-6 Twins loss to the Cleveland Indians. In the remaining 20 games of his major league career, he had 13 hits in 67 at-bats (.194), for a career batting average of .239.