Johnny Bench

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench Full Name: Johnny Bench

United States of America

Profession: MLB Catcher
Why Famous: Played in the MLB for 16 years with the Cincinnati Reds. A 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, he was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. He is widely considered to be the best catcher in MLB history.

Born: December 7, 1947 (70 years old)
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1975-02-21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1987-12-19 Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski
  • 1995-11-17 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage
  • 1997-02-01 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

Historical Events in the Life of Johnny Bench

  • 1970-07-26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton
  • 1970-11-18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
  • 1973-05-09 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
  • 1978-07-26 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
  • 1980-07-15 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
  • 1984-08-11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
  • 1989-01-09 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990-08-08 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

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