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Johnny Bench

Test your baseball knowledge of Johnny Bench. 
Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) 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.Johnny Bench

  • True or False?

2) Bench made his MLB debut on August 28, 1967 for the Cincinnati Reds. 
Who did the Red play that day?

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. 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.

  • True or False?

4) How many times was Bench the National League’s Most Valuable Player?

  1. 1x
  2. 2x
  3. 3x
  4. 4x

5) What was his career batting average?

  1. .267
  2. .277
  3. .287
  4. .297

6) How many times was he a Gold Glove winner?

  1. 5x
  2. 10x
  3. 12x
  4. 14x

7) What was his home run total?

  1. 289
  2. 389
  3. 489
  4. 589

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 anybody"

  1. Sparky Anderson
  2. Yogi Berra
  3. Joe Morgan
  4. 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.

  • True or False?

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 rank?

  1. #1
  2. #8
  3. #16
  4. #26

Johnny Bench

1) True 2) C. 3) True 4) B. 5) A. 6) B. 7) B. 8) A. 9) True  10) C.

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