Catcher, Third Baseman and First Baseman
6-1, 197lb (185cm, 89kg)
December 7, 1947
in Oklahoma City, OK
Draft: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft from Binger HS (Binger, OK).
High School: Binger HS (Binger, OK)
August 28, 1967
10,227th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
September 29, 1983
vs. SFG 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1989.
(Voted by BBWAA on 431/447 ballots)
View Johnny Bench's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season
Full Name: Johnny Lee Bench
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from the SABR BioProject