Johnny Bench

Johnny bench

Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history. Bench played baseball and basketball and was class valedictorian at Binger High School in Binger, Oklahoma. He is one-eighth Native American (Choctaw). His father told him that the fastest route to becoming a major leaguer was as a catcher. Bench was drafted 36th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1965 amateur draft, playing for the minor-league Buffalo Bisons in the 1966 and 1967 seasons before being called up to the Reds in August 1967. He hit only .163, but impressed many with his defense and strong throwing arm. Among them: Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 7th, 1947
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
pop. 610,613 (2013)

Family

Spouses
Children

Starring TV roles

1. The Baseball Bunch

Documentary, Family, Sport
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

1981 January 1st, 1985

2. Games People Play

Sport
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
August 21st, 1980 September 24th, 1981 English

Guest TV appearances

The Partridge Family

Program genre

Music
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Partridge Family is an American television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E17 January 26th, 1973

The Tim McCarver Show

Program genre

Sports

External resources

The Tim McCarver Show is a syndicated sports show hosted by Tim McCarver featuring interviews with athletes, coaches, managers, authors, and sportscasters, from every type of sport.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 April 10th, 2005

Teams played 1

Cincinnati Reds Baseball

From To Position
1967 1983 Catcher

The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are members of the National League Central Division. The club was established in 1881 as an independent team and became a charter member of the American Association in 1882. The Reds would go on to join the National League in 1890. The Reds have won five World Series titles, one American Association pennant, nine National League pennants and nine division titles. The Reds played in the National League West between 1969 and 1993 and since 1994 in the National League Central. Since 2003, the Reds have played at Great American Ball Park, built next to their home from 1970, Riverfront Stadium. Bob Castellini has owned the Cincinnati Reds since 2006. The origins of the modern Cincinnati Reds can be traced to the expulsion of an earlier team bearing that name. In 1876, Cincinnati became one of the charter members of the new National League, but the club ran afoul of league organizer and long-time president William Hulbert for selling beer at the ballpark and playing games on Sunday, both important activities to entice the city's large German population.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
World Series 1990 Oakland Athletics 4-0
World Series 1976 New York Yankees 4-0
World Series 1975 Boston Red Sox 4-3
World Series 1940 Detroit Tigers 4-3
World Series 1919 Chicago White Sox 5-3

General club info

Club founded 1881
Leagues
National League Central
National League
Major League Baseball
Stadiums
Great American Ball Park
2003 -
Crosley Field
1912 - 1970-06-24
Team colors

Social media

Official website

cincinnati.reds.mlb.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1963 - 1978 - Infielder
1972 - 1979 - Infielder
1971 - 1981 - Outfielder

Baseball statistics

Seasson Team AB G H R BB BA GDP GS HBP HR IBB OBP RBI SF SH SLG SO 2B 3B
1967 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 86 26 14 7 5 0.163 4 0 0 1 0 0.207 6 1 1 0.256 19 3 1
1968 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 564 154 155 67 31 0.275 14 0 2 15 8 0.311 82 8 2 0.433 96 40 2
1969 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 532 148 156 83 49 0.293 7 1 4 26 7 0.353 90 7 0 0.487 86 23 1
1970 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 605 158 177 97 54 0.293 12 0 0 45 9 0.345 148 11 1 0.587 102 35 4
1971 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 562 149 134 80 49 0.238 20 0 0 27 7 0.299 61 2 0 0.423 83 19 2
1972 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 538 147 145 87 100 0.27 18 1 2 40 23 0.379 125 12 0 0.541 84 22 2
1973 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 557 152 141 83 83 0.253 22 0 0 25 14 0.345 104 10 1 0.429 83 17 3
1974 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 621 160 174 108 80 0.28 13 2 3 33 15 0.363 129 4 0 0.507 90 38 2
1975 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 530 142 150 83 65 0.283 12 2 2 28 12 0.359 110 8 0 0.519 108 39 1
1976 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 465 135 109 62 81 0.234 9 0 2 16 6 0.348 74 4 0 0.394 95 24 1
1977 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 494 142 136 67 58 0.275 10 2 1 31 8 0.348 109 7 0 0.54 95 34 2
1978 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 393 120 102 52 50 0.26 9 1 1 23 10 0.34 73 6 1 0.483 83 17 1
1979 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 464 130 128 73 67 0.276 11 0 0 22 8 0.364 80 4 3 0.459 73 19 0
1980 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 360 114 90 52 41 0.25 9 2 2 24 2 0.327 68 4 0 0.483 64 12 0
1981 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 178 52 55 14 17 0.309 4 0 0 8 3 0.369 25 0 1 0.489 21 8 0
1982 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 399 119 103 44 37 0.258 14 0 0 13 2 0.32 38 2 1 0.396 58 16 0
1983 Major League Baseball Season Cincinnati Reds 310 110 79 32 24 0.255 13 0 0 12 1 0.308 54 0 0 0.432 38 15 2

Abbrevations

AB - At bat, G - Games, H - Hits allowed, R - Runs, BB - Base on balls , BA - Batting average, GDP or GIDP - Ground into double play, GS - Grand Slam, HBP - Hit by pitch, HR - Home runs, IBB - Intentional base on balls, OBP - On-base percentage, RBI - Run batted in, SF - Sacrifice fly, SH - Sacrifice hit, SLG - Slugging average, 2B - Double, 3B - Triple

Awards won

1972 National League Most Valuable Player Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Baseball Writers' Association of America

1970 National League Most Valuable Player Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Baseball Writers' Association of America

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 1989
inducted 2014
inducted 2014-07-27
inducted 2014-07-27
inducted 2014-07-27

Sport awards

Year Award Other winners
1977 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1976
awarded 1976
awarded 1978
awarded 1978
1976 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1975
awarded 1975
awarded 1977
awarded 1977
1976 World Series Most Valuable Player Award
awarded 1974
awarded 1975
awarded 1977
awarded 1978
1975 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1974
awarded 1974
awarded 1976
awarded 1976
1974 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1973
awarded 1973
awarded 1975
awarded 1975
1973 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1972
awarded 1972
awarded 1974
awarded 1974
1972 National League Most Valuable Player Award
awarded 1970
awarded 1971
awarded 1973
awarded 1974
1972 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1971
awarded 1971
awarded 1973
awarded 1973
1971 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1970
awarded 1970
awarded 1972
awarded 1972
1970 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1969
awarded 1969
awarded 1971
awarded 1971
1970 National League Most Valuable Player Award
awarded 1967
awarded 1969
awarded 1971
awarded 1972
1969 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1968
awarded 1968
awarded 1970
awarded 1970
1968 National League Gold Glove Award
awarded 1967
awarded 1967
awarded 1969
awarded 1969
1968 National League Rookie of the Year
awarded 1966
awarded 1967
awarded 1969
awarded 1970

Wikipedia

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