The odds of making it to the majors were against Casey Benjamin but that did not stop the North Dakota native from giving it his best shot. Benjamin went undrafted in 2003 before signing a free agent deal with the Texas Rangers after a collegiate career at Tennessee Tech. Over the next seven years he worked his way through the Rangers minor league chain topping out with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks. A 2009 season in which the .250 career hitter batted just .231 with the Redhawks marked the end of his stint in the Rangers organization. In 2010 Benjamin decided to head to the independent Atlantic League where many former prospects, suspects, and former major leaguers go to continue to fuel their passion for the game, and hope for one more chance at affiliated ball. In the story Benjamin talks about his Atlantic League experience, the sense of family he gets from his Southern Maryland Blue Crabs teammates, and his preparation for life after baseball.
West Fargo graduate not giving up on his baseball dream — InForum.com