Ben Sankey
Born: (1907-09-02)September 2, 1907
Nauvoo, Alabama
Died: October 14, 2001(2001-10-14) (aged 94)
Washington, Georgia
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 5, 1929, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1931, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.213
Home runs0
Runs batted in14
On Base Percentage.281
Slugging Percentage.284
On-base plus slugging.565

Benjamin Turner Sankey (September 2, 1907 – October 14, 2001) was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates over parts of three seasons from 1929 to 1931.Sankey played professional baseball until 1941 and retired at the age of 33. During his 13 year professional career he played across 6 leagues on 9 teams. Although his MLB career was short lived, he gained popularity during his tenure with the Montreal Royals. During his 6 seasons in Montreal he learned French and became very popular among the people of Montreal. He was inducted in the International League Hall of Fame in 1947 as part of the inaugural class.