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Johnny Bench

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

Positions: Catcher, Third Baseman 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 -4.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk CIN 68 214 53 13 1 2 .248 .346 74
1965 17 Reds FLIL WRk CIN
1965 17 -4.1 Tampa FLOR A CIN 68 214 53 13 1 2 .248 .346 74
1966 18 -4.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CIN 99 350 0 103 16 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .529 185 0 0 0
1966 18 -4.8 Peninsula CARL A CIN 98 350 103 16 0 22 .294 .529 185
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 265 934 908 39 245 46 3 47 68 2 1 21 68 .270 .285 .482 .767 438 0 0 5
WRk (1 season) WRk
A (2 seasons) A 166 564 564 156 29 1 24 .277 .277 .459 .736 259
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
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1965 17 Tampa FLOR A CIN C 57 444 399 40 5 .989 7.70
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
2 Seasons 157 1116 976 122 18 6 .984 6.99 11
C (2 seasons) C 140 1076 952 110 14 6 .987 7.59 11
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
OF (1 season) OF 7 10 8 0 2 0 .800 1.14
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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 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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