Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
#5 Retired in 1984
Baseball Hall of Fame
with Carl Yastrzemski
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
All Century Team
Catcher with Yogi Berra
Louisville Slugger Living Legend
Greatest Living Players
Fan vote with Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Hank Aaron, 2015
Cincinnati Franchise Four
Minor League Player of the Year
NL Rookie of the Year
NL Most Valuable Player
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
1976 World Series MVP
The Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund
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.
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.
Hall of Fame
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.
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