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Full Name at Birth
Johnny Lee Bench
Date of Birth
Former Major League Baseball Player
28 August 1967
Last MLB Game
29 September 1983
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft.
Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1989 (431/447 ballots).
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Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history.
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