In Studio with Benny Agbayani

In Studio with Benny Agbayani

Benny Agbayani joined The Sports Animals in studio to chat about everything from his professional playing days to what it’s like coaching his daughters after retiring. They also got his opinion on youth athletes playing multiple sports; the differences between playing pro ball in the MLB and Japan; protective netting at ballparks; and the use of PED’s in the major leagues.


Benny Agbayani is a former Major League Baseball player from Honolulu, HI. He attended Hawaii Pacific University and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 30th round, making his professional debut on June 17, 1998. Nicknamed the “Hawaiian Punch”, Agbayani is fondly remembered by Mets fans for his performance during the 2000 season that included an 11th inning grand slam against the Chicago Cubs that gave the Mets their first win of the season and driving in the winning run in the only game the Mets won in the 2000 World Series versus the Yankees. Benny also played Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chiba Lotte Marines.