Bob has a nephew in Illinois. Bill Benson and his wife Barbara are the parents of three children, Anna Louise, Victoria and Joe. Joe is an outstanding athlete—sportswriters in Illinois voted him the finest high school player in both baseball and football. When he graduated last year, Joe had many athletic scholarships offered, but instead signed with the Minnesota Twins, where he is doing very well. To commemorate this, Bob made a mirror baseball and mounted it on a wood base made by Rick Ames, with the title "Joe Benson's Magic Baseball." Here are two pictures of Joe, as well as his first official baseball card. We are all very proud of him!