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Baseball's Greatest Catcher

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Legacy

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
Inducted 1986
#5 Retired in 1984

Baseball Hall of Fame
Inducted 1989
with Carl Yastrzemski

Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
Inducted 1990
Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

All Century Team
Established 1999
Catcher with Yogi Berra

Louisville Slugger Living Legend
2011

Greatest Living Players
Fan vote with Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Hank Aaron, 2015

Cincinnati Franchise Four
 

 

Achievments

Minor League Player of the Year
1967

NL Rookie of the Year
1968

NL Most Valuable Player
1970, 1972

2x World Series Champion
1975, 1976 (WS MVP)

10x Gold Glove Winner
1968 - 1977

14x All Star
1968 - 1980, 1983

1975 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

1976 Babe Ruth Award

1981 Hutch Award

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1976 World Series MVP

 
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The Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund

Mission

The purpose of the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to college and university undergraduates who have displayed both academic and athletic credentials during their high school careers, and who are in need of financial help to begin or continue their education at the college or university level.

History

The Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund was established with a donation of $25,000 in 1983 by the Cincinnati Reds as a tribute to Johnny’s illustrious 17-year career with the team.

  • Over 731 recipients have received grants through the 2016-17 school year totaling over $2,310,000, including 64 from Johnny’s home state of Oklahoma;

  • Currently there are 61 students receiving scholarships at 10 colleges and universities including 10 students from Binger, Oklahoma, Johnny’s home town;

  • There have been over 314 students graduate from college with financial assistance from the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund.

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Baseball

Hall of Fame

1989

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#BenchMyGear

Enter through Instagram. During the Entry Period: Share a photo of your child/player’s old, used catchers gear or your player IN their used gear on Instagram with the hashtag #BenchMyGear & #BaseballSavings in the post.

Enter through Twitter. During the Entry Period: Share a photo of your child/player’s old, used catchers gear or your player IN their used gear on Twitter with the hashtag #BenchMyGear & #BaseballSavings in the post.

or CLICK HERE [> for the online form submission.