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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: Binger HS (Binger, OK)

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

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Register 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 -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 -4.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CIN 99 393 350 59 103 16 0 22 68 0 1 36 69 .294 .357 .529 .886 185 1 1 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
1967 19 -8.5 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 26 93 86 7 14 3 1 1 6 0 1 5 19 .163 .207 .256 .462 22 4 0 1 1 0
1968 20 -7.9 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 154 607 564 67 155 40 2 15 82 1 5 31 96 .275 .311 .433 .743 244 14 2 2 8 8
1969 21 -6.4 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 148 592 532 83 156 23 1 26 90 6 6 49 86 .293 .353 .487 .840 259 7 4 0 7 7
1970 22 -5.6 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 158 671 605 97 177 35 4 45 148 5 2 54 102 .293 .345 .587 .932 355 12 0 1 11 9
1971 23 -4.5 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 149 613 562 80 134 19 2 27 61 2 1 49 83 .238 .299 .423 .722 238 20 0 0 2 7
1972 24 -3.2 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 147 652 538 87 145 22 2 40 125 6 6 100 84 .270 .379 .541 .920 291 18 2 0 12 23
1973 25 -2.3 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 152 651 557 83 141 17 3 25 104 4 1 83 83 .253 .345 .429 .774 239 22 0 1 10 14
1974 26 -1.1 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 160 708 621 108 174 38 2 33 129 5 4 80 90 .280 .363 .507 .870 315 13 3 0 4 15
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
1975 27 -0.2 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 142 605 530 83 150 39 1 28 110 11 0 65 108 .283 .359 .519 .878 275 12 2 0 8 12
1976 28 0.4 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 135 552 465 62 109 24 1 16 74 13 2 81 95 .234 .348 .394 .741 183 9 2 0 4 6
1977 29 1.6 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 142 560 494 67 136 34 2 31 109 2 4 58 95 .275 .348 .540 .889 267 10 1 0 7 8
1978 30 2.2 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 120 451 393 52 102 17 1 23 73 4 2 50 83 .260 .340 .483 .823 190 9 1 1 6 10
1979 31 2.7 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 130 538 464 73 128 19 0 22 80 4 2 67 73 .276 .364 .459 .824 213 11 0 3 4 8
1980 32 3.5 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 114 407 360 52 90 12 0 24 68 4 2 41 64 .250 .327 .483 .810 174 9 2 0 4 2
1981 33 4.6 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 52 196 178 14 55 8 0 8 25 0 2 17 21 .309 .369 .489 .858 87 4 0 1 0 3
1982 34 5.5 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 119 439 399 44 103 16 0 13 38 1 2 37 58 .258 .320 .396 .716 158 14 0 1 2 2
1983 35 6.5 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 110 334 310 32 79 15 2 12 54 0 1 24 38 .255 .308 .432 .741 134 13 0 0 0 1
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 2158 8669 7658 1091 2048 381 24 389 1376 68 43 891 1278 .267 .342 .476 .817 3644 201 19 11 90 135
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 265 1011 908 127 245 46 3 47 171 4 3 84 169 .270 .328 .482 .810 438 1 4 14
Other (2 seasons) Other 64 228 211 18 48 7 0 2 24 0 3 15 24 .227 .282 .289 .571 61 1 1 0
All Levels (19 Seasons) 2487 9908 8777 1236 2341 434 27 438 1571 72 49 990 1471 .267 .339 .472 .811 4143 201 21 16 104 135
A (2 seasons) Minors 166 641 564 88 156 29 1 24 103 2 2 63 101 .277 .345 .459 .805 259 1 4 9
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 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.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1965 17 Reds FLIL WRk CIN C 40 276 237 27 12 2 .957 6.60 9
1965 17 Tampa FLOR A CIN C 57 444 399 40 5 4 .989 7.70 9
1965 17 Tampa FLOR A CIN OF 11 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.45
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 1B 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 3B 9 25 11 12 2 0 .920 2.56
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN C 83 632 553 70 9 6 .986 7.51 11
1967 19 Buffalo IL AAA CIN OF 7 10 8 0 2 0 .800 1.14
1967 19 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 26 233.0 192 175 16 1 0 .995 7.38 7.35 2 5 5 50%
1968 20 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 154 1301.0 1053 942 102 9 10 .991 7.22 6.78 18 49 44 47%
1969 21 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 147 1249.0 876 793 76 7 10 .992 6.26 5.91 14 30 40 57%
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 12 54.0 79 74 4 1 7 .987 13.00 6.50
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 139 1158.0 840 755 73 12 12 .986 6.44 5.96 9 32 30 48%
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN CF 2
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 15
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 24 151.0 27 24 1 2 0 .926 1.49 1.04
1970 22 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 6
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 12 33.0 36 34 1 1 7 .972 9.55 2.92
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 3 19.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 3.79 2.67
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 141 1170.0 755 687 59 9 9 .988 5.74 5.29 6 37 26 41%
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 10
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 12 79.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.48 1.08
1971 23 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 3
1972 24 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 7 28.0 25 24 0 1 1 .960 7.71 3.43
1972 24 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 4 33.0 10 2 7 1 0 .900 2.45 2.25
1972 24 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 129 1140.0 797 735 56 6 9 .992 6.24 6.13 2 24 31 56%
1972 24 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 17 138.0 32 30 0 2 0 .938 1.96 1.76
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1972 24 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 17
1973 25 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 4 26.0 29 29 0 0 3 1.000 10.04 7.25
1973 25 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 1 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00
1973 25 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 134 1115.0 758 693 61 4 7 .995 6.09 5.63 8 28 27 49%
1973 25 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 23 181.0 37 35 0 2 0 .946 1.74 1.52
1973 25 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 23
1974 26 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 5 13.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 10.38 3.00
1974 26 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 36 263.0 80 22 55 3 2 .963 2.63 2.14
1974 26 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 137 1133.0 831 757 68 6 16 .993 6.55 6.02 3 37 35 49%
1975 27 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 9 37.0 46 45 0 1 2 .978 10.95 5.00
1975 27 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 121 1003.0 626 568 51 7 9 .989 5.55 5.12 0 32 27 46%
1975 27 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 16
1975 27 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 19 153.0 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.79
1975 27 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 3
1976 28 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1976 28 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 128 1071.0 713 651 60 2 11 .997 5.97 5.55 5 57 42 42%
1976 28 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 5
1976 28 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 5 28.0 6 4 0 2 0 .667 1.29 0.80
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 4 21.0 24 21 2 1 3 .958 9.86 5.75
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 1 5.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.80 1.00
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 135 1066.0 781 705 66 10 10 .987 6.51 5.71 3 64 42 40%
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 7
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 8 52.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.56 1.13
1977 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 1
1978 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 11 75.0 82 75 5 2 7 .976 9.60 7.27
1978 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 107 836.0 660 605 48 7 6 .989 7.03 6.10 12 49 35 42%
1978 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 1
1978 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 2 16.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1978 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN RF 1
1979 31 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 2 14.0 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 7.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 31 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 126 1083.0 697 619 68 10 11 .986 5.71 5.45 5 70 45 39%
1980 32 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 105 847.0 549 505 39 5 7 .991 5.78 5.18 6 83 34 29%
1981 33 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 38 322.0 363 334 23 6 35 .983 9.98 9.39
1981 33 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 7 60.0 47 41 5 1 0 .979 6.90 6.57 1 9 4 31%
1982 34 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 8 46.0 57 53 4 0 7 1.000 11.15 7.13
1982 34 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 107 859.0 228 54 155 19 10 .917 2.19 1.95
1982 34 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 0 0 0
1983 35 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 1B 32 251.0 266 249 14 3 21 .989 9.43 8.22
1983 35 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN 3B 42 319.0 90 26 58 6 5 .933 2.37 2.00
1983 35 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 5 23.0 20 17 2 1 0 .950 7.43 3.80 0 4 2 33%
1983 35 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN LF 1
1983 35 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 1B 145 921.0 1036 966 54 16 94 .985 9.97 7.03
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 3B 195 1506.0 421 107 284 30 17 .929 2.34 2.01
MLB (17 seasons) MLB C 1742 14489.0 10196 9249 850 97 127 .990 6.27 5.80 94 610 469 43%
MLB (7 seasons) MLB LF 55
MLB (9 seasons) MLB OF 111 799.0 158 147 3 8 0 .949 1.69 1.35
MLB (7 seasons) MLB RF 54
Minors (3 seasons) Minors C 236 1872 1644 197 31 16 .983 7.80 36
Minors (2 seasons) Minors OF 18 27 24 0 3 0 .889 1.33
Other (2 seasons) Other C 61 434 375 44 15 5 .965 6.87 11
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1B 146 921.0 1041 971 54 16 94 .985 9.97 7.02
All Levels (9 Seasons) 3B 204 1506.0 446 118 296 32 17 .928 2.34 2.03
All Levels (19 Seasons) C 2039 14489.0 12502 11268 1091 143 148 .989 6.27 6.06 141 610 469 43%
All Levels (7 Seasons) LF 55
All Levels (11 Seasons) OF 129 799.0 185 171 3 11 0 .941 1.69 1.35
All Levels (7 Seasons) RF 54
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

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

Sabr ID: aab28214

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