Johnny Bench

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Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former baseball player who played for the Cincinnati Reds. He mostly played catcher. He hit 389 home runs.[1] He was the National League Most Valuable Player in both 1970 and 1972.[1] He was also the National League Rookie of the Year, or best first year player, in 1968.[1] He was chosen for the All Star Game 14 times.[1]

He won the baseball championship, the World Series, with Reds in both 1975 and 1976, and was voted the Most Valuable Player of the World Series in 1976.[1] He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.[1]

Most analysts think either Bench or Iván Rodríguez is the greatest catcher of all time.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Johnny Bench". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2011-09-02.