Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench
Birthdate 12/7/1947
Death Date
Debut Year 1968
Year of Induction 1989
Teams Reds
Position Catcher

On July 15, 2015 Johnny Bench was named one of the four greatest living baseball players along with Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron.

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Johnny Bench is considered by many to be the greatest catcher in baseball history

Johnny Bench is considered by many to be the greatest catcher in baseball history

An All Star, Gold Glover and Rookie of the Year in 1968, Johnny Bench is considered the greatest catcher of all time. He was a two-time Most Valuable Player, a 14-time All Star, and a ten-time recipient of the Gold Glove Award. In 2015, Major League Baseball’s Franchise Four was unveiled. In a
Johnny Bench's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame came on July 24, 1989

Johnny Bench's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame came on July 24, 1989

Heading into the final year of the 1980s, only 23 men reached the Baseball Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot. That summer two more baseball legends were added to the list, Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski. The Veterans Committee selected Cardinals great Red Schoendienst and legendary umpi

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