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Johnny Lee Bench was born December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. played baseball and basketball and was class
valedictorian at Binger High School in Binger, Oklahoma.
2) Bench made his MLB debut on August 28, 1967
for the Cincinnati Reds.
Who did the Red play that
- Chicago Cubs
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Philadelphia Phillies
- San Diego Padres
3) Bench won the 1968 National League Rookie of
the Year Award, batting .275 with 15 home runs and 82 RBIs,
marking the first time the award had been won by a catcher.
4) How many times was Bench the National League’s Most
5) What was his career batting average?
6) How many times was he a Gold Glove
7) What was his home run total?
8) He was asked to compare Bench to Yankees
catcher Thurman Munson.
Who replied, "You don't
compare anyone to Johnny Bench. You don't want to embarrass
- Sparky Anderson
- Yogi Berra
- Joe Morgan
- Pete Rose
9) Bench was elected to the National Baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in 1989 alongside Carl
Yastrzemski. He was elected in his first year eligible.
10) In 1999, Bench was ranked on The
Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. He was
the highest-ranking catcher.
What number did he