Johnny Bench

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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.

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Filmography

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Selected Johnny Bench film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2013
Easy Rider: The Ride Back
MLB Scout

1970
Saying 'Would you care for a drink?'

1966
Captain of the Guards

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2009
The Cleveland Show (TV Show)
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2009
Prime 9 (TV Show)
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2007
18th Annual American Century Championship (TV Movie)
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2005
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (TV Show)
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2005
16th Annual American Century Championship (TV Show)
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2004
The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour (TV Movie)
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Show)
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2004
Catching Up! (TV Show)
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2003
Cincinnati: Just Around the Corner
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2002
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2000
Yes, Dear (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (TV Show)
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1994
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1991
Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia (TV Show)
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1991
This Week in Baseball's Greatest Plays
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1987
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1986
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1985
Mr. Belvedere (TV Show)
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1985
Greats of the Game (TV Show)
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1983
Greatest Sports Legends (TV Show)
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1983
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1982
The Baseball Bunch (TV Show)
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1980
Games People Play (TV Show)
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1980
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1979
The Bad News Bears (TV Show)
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1978
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1977
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1977
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1977
Super Night at the Super Bowl
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1976
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1976
1976 World Series (TV Show)
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1975
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1975
1975 World Series (TV Show)
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1975
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1974
Dinah! (TV Show)
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1974
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1974
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope (TV Movie)
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1974
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams (Short Film)
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1973
Cavalcade of Champions (TV Movie)
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1973
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1972
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1972
1972 World Series (TV Show)
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1971
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1970
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1970
1970 World Series (TV Show)
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1969
Hee Haw (TV Show)
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1969
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Quotes

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List of Johnny Bench quotes.

You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.


Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.


We're losing players to soccer and lacrosse.


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Johnny Bench on the cover.
  • Johnny Bench - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (1 November 1976)
  • Johnny Bench - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (13 March 1972)
  • Johnny Bench - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (13 July 1970)
  • Johnny Bench - Time Magazine [United States] (10 July 1972)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (3 November 1975)

Dating History

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List of Johnny Bench relationships, in date order.

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Johnny Bench.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1967 CIN 26 86 7 14 3 1 1 6 0 5 19 0.163 0.207 0.256
1968 CIN 154 564 67 155 40 2 15 82 1 31 96 0.275 0.311 0.433
1969 CIN 148 532 83 156 23 1 26 90 6 49 86 0.293 0.353 0.487
1970 CIN 158 605 97 177 35 4 45 148 5 54 102 0.293 0.345 0.587
1971 CIN 149 562 80 134 19 2 27 61 2 49 83 0.238 0.299 0.423
1972 CIN 147 538 87 145 22 2 40 125 6 100 84 0.270 0.379 0.541
1973 CIN 152 557 83 141 17 3 25 104 4 83 83 0.253 0.345 0.429
1974 CIN 160 621 108 174 38 2 33 129 5 80 90 0.280 0.363 0.507
1975 CIN 142 530 83 150 39 1 28 110 11 65 108 0.283 0.359 0.519
1976 CIN 135 465 62 109 24 1 16 74 13 81 95 0.234 0.348 0.394
1977 CIN 142 494 67 136 34 2 31 109 2 58 95 0.275 0.348 0.540
1978 CIN 120 393 52 102 17 1 23 73 4 50 83 0.260 0.340 0.483
1979 CIN 130 464 73 128 19 0 22 80 4 67 73 0.276 0.364 0.459
1980 CIN 114 360 52 90 12 0 24 68 4 41 64 0.250 0.327 0.483
1981 CIN 52 178 14 55 8 0 8 25 0 17 21 0.309 0.369 0.489
1982 CIN 119 399 44 103 16 0 13 38 1 37 58 0.258 0.320 0.396
1983 CIN 110 310 32 79 15 2 12 54 0 24 38 0.255 0.308 0.432
Career 2158 7658 1091 2048 381 24 389 1376 68 891 1278 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Johnny Bench.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1967 CIN 26 26 233 175 16 1 0 0.995
1968 CIN 154 139 1,301 942 102 9 10 0.991
1969 CIN 148 135 1,249 793 76 7 10 0.992
1970 CIN 158 152 1,364 855 78 15 19 0.984
1971 CIN 149 147 1,300 734 67 10 16 0.988
1972 CIN 147 147 1,338 791 63 10 10 0.988
1973 CIN 152 150 1,329 755 63 6 10 0.993
1974 CIN 159 159 1,409 794 123 9 18 0.990
1975 CIN 138 136 1,193 646 52 8 11 0.989
1976 CIN 131 123 1,100 655 60 4 11 0.994
1977 CIN 142 134 1,143 735 69 12 13 0.985
1978 CIN 111 107 926 680 53 9 13 0.988
1979 CIN 128 125 1,097 632 69 10 12 0.986
1980 CIN 105 98 847 505 39 5 7 0.991
1981 CIN 45 44 382 375 28 7 35 0.983
1982 CIN 113 108 905 108 159 19 17 0.934
1983 CIN 77 73 594 292 74 10 26 0.973
Career 2083 2003 - 10467 1191 151 238 -




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