Johnny Lee Bench (Little General) (twitter: @Johnny_Bench5)
Positions: Catcher, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.
Born: December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Binger HS (Binger, OK)
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 28, 1967 (Age 19.264, 10,218th in MLB history) vs. PHI 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Team: Reds 1967-1983
Last Game: September 29, 1983 (Age 35.296) vs. SFG 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1989 (431/447 ballots).
View Johnny Bench Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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