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Johnny Bench

Johnny Lee Bench (Little General) (twitter: @Johnny_Bench5)

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
High School: Anadarko HS (Anadarko, OK)

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft from Anadarko HS (Anadarko, OK).

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 17 -4.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk CIN 110 394 349 41 86 19 1 3 50 2 3 37 48 .246 .317 .332 .650 116 1 3 4
1965 17 -3.8 Reds FLIL WRk CIN 42 146 135 12 33 6 0 1 15 0 2 10 16 .244 .301 .311 .612 42 1 0 0
1965 17 -4.1 Tampa FLOR A CIN 68 248 214 29 53 13 1 2 35 2 1 27 32 .248 .327 .346 .672 74 0 3 4
1966 18 -4.6 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-WRk-AAA CIN,HOU,CIN 121 475 426 65 118 17 0 23 77 0 2 41 77 .277 .338 .479 .817 204 1 2 5
1966 18 -3.4 Astros/Reds FLIL WRk CIN,HOU 22 82 76 6 15 1 0 1 9 0 1 5 8 .197 .247 .250 .497 19 0 1 0
1966 18 -4.8 Peninsula CARL A CIN 98 393 350 59 103 16 0 22 68 0 1 36 69 .294 .357 .529 .886 185 1 1 5
1966 18 -7.8 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 19 -6.7 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 98 370 344 39 89 17 2 23 68 2 1 21 68 .259 .297 .520 .818 179 0 0 5
3 Seasons 329 1239 1119 145 293 53 3 49 195 4 6 99 193 .262 .319 .446 .765 499 2 5 14
WRk (2 seasons) WRk 64 228 211 18 48 7 0 2 24 0 3 15 24 .227 .282 .289 .571 61 1 1 0
A (2 seasons) A 166 641 564 88 156 29 1 24 103 2 2 63 101 .277 .345 .459 .805 259 1 4 9
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 99 370 344 39 89 17 2 23 68 2 1 21 68 .259 .297 .520 .818 179 0 0 5

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1965 17 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk CIN C 97 720 636 67 17 6 .976 7.25 18
1965 17 Reds FLIL WRk CIN C 40 276 237 27 12 2 .957 6.60 9
1965 17 Tampa FLOR A CIN OF 11 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.45
1965 17 Tampa FLOR A CIN C 57 444 399 40 5 4 .989 7.70 9
1966 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk CIN,CIN,HOU C 117 954 830 104 20 9 .979 7.98 18
1966 18 Astros/Reds FLIL WRk CIN,HOU C 21 158 138 17 3 3 .981 7.38 2
1966 18 Peninsula CARL A CIN C 96 796 692 87 17 6 .979 8.11 16
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN OF 7 10 8 0 2 0 .800 1.14
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 3B 9 25 11 12 2 0 .920 2.56
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 1B 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN C 83 632 553 70 9 6 .986 7.51 11
3 Seasons 325 2363 2059 253 51 21 .978 7.11 47
C (3 seasons) C 297 2306 2019 241 46 21 .980 7.61 47
OF (2 seasons) OF 18 27 24 0 3 0 .889 1.33
1B (1 season) 1B 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00
3B (1 season) 3B 9 25 11 12 2 0 .920 2.56

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1965 17 FIL Reds Florida Instructional League WRk CIN
1965 17 Tampa Tarpons Florida State League A CIN
1966 18 FIL Astros/Reds Florida Instructional League WRk CIN,HOU
1966 18 Buffalo Bisons International League AAA CIN
1966 18 Peninsula Grays Carolina League A CIN
1967 19 Buffalo Bisons International League AAA CIN
1967 19 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1967-08-28 1967-09-29
1968 20 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1968-04-13 1968-09-29
1969 21 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1969-04-07 1969-10-02
1970 22 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1970-04-06 1970-10-01
1971 23 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-28
1972 24 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 25 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1973-04-05 1973-09-30
1974 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1974-04-04 1974-10-02
1975 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1975-04-07 1975-09-28
1976 28 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1976-04-08 1976-10-03
1977 29 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1977-04-09 1977-10-02
1978 30 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1978-04-06 1978-10-01
1979 31 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1979-04-04 1979-09-28
1980 32 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1980-04-09 1980-10-05
1981 33 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1981-04-08 1981-10-03
1982 34 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1982-04-05 1982-10-02
1983 35 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1983-04-04 1983-09-29

Sabr ID: aab28214

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