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Johnny BenchTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1983 MLB Years: 1967-1983
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsC-1742, 3B-195, 1B-146, OF-111Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohnny Lee Bench
Height6-1Weight208BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 7,1947 [70.136]PlaceOklahoma City,Oklahoma
High SchoolBinger-Oney (Binger,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsTony Robello
MLB DebutAugust 28,1967 [19.265]
OrganizationsCIN [19] Awards16Awards Voting11-939
TBC Player ID8702Retrosheet IDbencj101MLBAM ID110849
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power89Contact50XBH85RBIs87Runs63Hitting68Durability68Team.557Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965TampaFSLA+-17682142953131235000000000.248.248.346.5947416214.241.098.098.2620.000.000.000.93107.0030.19
1966PeninsulaCaroA+-1898350591031602268000000000.294.294.529.82318538350.247.235.234.3600.000.000.006.2915.9136.89
1966Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         99350591031602268000000000.294.294.529.82318538350.247.235.234.3600.000.000.006.2915.9136.89
1967BuffaloILAAA-199834439891722368000000000.259.259.520.77917942344.206.261.262.3480.000.000.006.6914.9647.19
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c19268671431160151901104.163.207.256.46322593.194.093.140.2115.3820.433.801.0886.0035.71
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c20154564671554021582153196228814.275.311.433.74424457607.304.158.206.3325.1115.823.102.4737.6036.77
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c2114853283156231269066498640777.293.353.487.84025950592.304.194.286.3738.2814.531.764.3920.4632.05
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c22158605971773544514852541020111912.293.345.587.93235584671.281.294.388.3998.0515.201.896.7113.4447.46
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c23149562801341922761214983002720.238.299.423.72223848613.236.185.274.3247.9913.541.694.4020.8135.82
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c241475388714522240125661008420122318.270.379.541.92029164652.246.271.457.40215.3412.880.846.1313.4544.14
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c25152557831411732510441838301101422.253.345.429.77423945651.253.176.330.34312.7512.751.003.8422.2831.91
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c26160621108174382331295480903041513.280.363.507.87031573708.281.227.357.38711.3012.711.134.6618.8241.95
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c271425308315039128110110651082081212.283.359.519.87827568605.303.236.379.38710.7417.851.664.6318.9345.33
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c28135465621092411674132819520469.234.348.394.74218341552.260.160.357.34414.6717.211.172.9029.0637.61
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c291424946713634231109245895107810.275.348.540.88826767560.280.265.379.38010.3616.961.645.5415.9449.26
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c30120393521021712373425083116109.260.340.483.82319041451.270.223.356.36111.0918.401.665.1017.0940.20
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c31130464731281902280426773034811.276.364.459.82321341538.284.183.332.36312.4513.571.094.0921.0932.03
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin5c321143605290120246842416420429.250.327.483.81017436407.239.233.353.35810.0715.721.565.9015.0040.00
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin51b335217814558082502172101034.309.369.489.8588716196.315.180.264.3858.6710.711.244.0822.2529.09
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin53b34119399441031601338123758012214.258.320.396.71615829439.273.138.228.3218.4313.211.572.9630.6928.16
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin53b-1b3511031032791521254012438000113.255.308.432.74013429334.258.177.252.3297.1911.381.583.5925.8336.71
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter215876581091204838124389137668438911278191190135201.267.342.476.81836447948669.273.209.328.00010.2814.741.434.4919.6938.77
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter26590812724546347171000000000.270.270.482.75243896908.230.212.213.0000.000.000.005.1819.3239.18
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9934439891722368000000000.259.259.520.77917942344.206.261.262.0000.000.000.006.6914.9647.19
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1665648815629124103000000000.277.277.459.73625954564.244.182.183.0000.000.000.004.2623.5034.62
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter215876581091204838124389137668438911278191190135201.267.342.476.81836447948669.273.209.328.00010.2814.741.434.4919.6938.77
Average MLB - Per 162 games16257582154292291035367961171015.267.342.476.81827460651.273.209.328.00010.2814.741.434.4919.6938.77
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625557815028229105000000000.270.270.482.75226859555.230.212.213.0000.000.000.005.1819.3239.18

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin19C26--175161-192191.9957.35-----226100.016.0
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin20C154--94210291010531044.9916.78-----18154100.095.1
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21C147--79376710876869.9925.91-30-100.01414899.390.7
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22C139--755731212840828.9865.96-----915888.085.8
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22OF24--2412-2725.9261.04------15815.214.8
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin221B12--744177978.9876.50------1587.67.4
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin223B1--1---111.0001.00------1580.60.6
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23C141--6875999755746.9885.29-----614994.687.0
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23OF12--121--13131.0001.08------1498.17.4
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin231B12--341173635.9722.92------1498.17.4
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin233B3--26--881.0002.67------1492.01.9
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24C129-11397355669797791.9926.130.69243143.6214787.883.8
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF17-13830-2-3230.9381.760.22-----14711.611.0
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin241B8-2824-112524.9603.000.86-----1475.45.2
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin243B4-33271-109.9002.250.27-----1472.72.6
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25C134-11156936147758754.9955.630.68282750.9815288.282.7
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25OF23-18135-2-3735.9461.520.19-----15215.114.2
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin251B4-2629--329291.0007.251.12-----1522.62.5
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253B1-7-2--221.0002.000.29-----1520.70.6
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26C137--75768616831825.9936.02-37-100.0316085.684.6
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin263B36--2255328077.9632.14------16022.522.2
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin261B5--15---15151.0003.00------1603.13.1
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27C121--5685179626619.9895.12-32-100.0-14285.274.7
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27OF19--331--34341.0001.79------14213.411.7
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin271B9--45-124645.9785.00------1426.35.6
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28C128--65160211713711.9975.55-57-100.0513594.879.0
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF5--4-2-64.6670.80------1353.73.1
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin281B1---------------1350.70.6
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29C135--705661010781771.9875.71-64-100.0314295.183.3
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF8--9---991.0001.13------1425.64.9
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin291B4--212132423.9585.75------1422.82.5
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin293B1---11-21.5001.00------1420.70.6
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30C107--6054876660653.9896.10-49-100.01212089.266.5
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin301B11--755278280.9767.27------1209.26.8
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF2---------------1201.71.2
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31C126--619681011697687.9865.45-70-100.0513096.978.3
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin311B2--131-114141.0007.00------1301.51.2
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32C105--5053957549544.9915.18-83-100.0611492.164.8
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin331B38--33423635363357.9839.39------5273.135.2
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33C7--4151-4746.9796.57-9-100.015213.56.5
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin343B107--541551910228209.9171.95------11989.966.0
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin341B8--534-757571.0007.13------1196.74.9
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34C1--1---111.0001.00------1190.80.6
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin353B42--2658659084.9332.00------11038.225.9
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin351B32--24914321266263.9898.22------11029.119.8
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35C5--1721-2019.9503.80-4-100.0-1104.53.1
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35OF1---------------1100.90.6
MLB Totals for C - 17 season(s)-   C1742-22549249850971271019610099.9905.804.484875889.49417420.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 8 season(s)-   3B195-401072843017421391.9292.019.78-----1950.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 13 season(s)-   1B146-5496654169410361020.9856.9918.89-----1460.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF111-31914738-158150.9491.350.47-----1110.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin19-26---------
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin20-154---------
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21-147---------
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22-13912--1---24-
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23-14112--3---12-
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24-1298--4---17-
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25-1344--1---23-
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26-1375--36-----
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27-1219------19-
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28-1281------5-
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29-1354--1---8-
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30-10711------2-
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31-1262--------
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32-105---------
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33-738--------
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34-18--107-----
1983Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35-532--42---1-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB2239220011003100000.222.417.556.9735112.143.334.66725.008.330.338.339.0050.00
1970Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB22519340013001200000.211.250.368.6187120.188.157.2115.0010.002.005.0019.0025.00
1972Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB24518361112201300000.333.368.6671.03512319.357.334.5005.2615.793.005.2618.0050.00
1972Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB24723461011205500000.261.393.435.82810228.294.174.47817.8617.861.003.5723.0033.33
1973Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB25519152011002200000.263.333.526.85910321.250.263.3689.529.521.004.7619.0060.00
1975Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB27313110000101600000.077.143.077.2201014.143.000.1547.1442.866.000.000.000.00
1975Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB27729562014002400000.207.258.379.63711331.208.172.2416.4512.902.003.2329.0050.00
1976Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB28312341011101200000.333.385.6671.0528213.333.334.5007.6915.382.007.6912.0050.00
1976Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB28415481126000100000.533.5331.1331.66617415.500.600.6000.006.670.0013.337.5050.00
1979Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB31312130111002200000.250.357.6671.0248214.222.417.58314.2914.291.007.1412.0066.67
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs22831121425640101600000.253.333.530.863441193.258.277.44610.7517.201.605.3816.6052.38
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs23861624415142081200000.279.340.523.863451094.275.244.3608.5112.771.505.3217.2041.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin39Broadcaster1628478.5196.02Pete Rose
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin40Broadcaster1618774.5407.02Pete Rose,Tommy Helms
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin41Broadcaster1627587.46317.05Pete Rose,Tommy Helms
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin42Broadcaster1629171.562--1Lou PiniellaWon World Series (Athletics)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [16]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1968National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... National League Rookie of the Year2
1969National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1970National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... National League Most Valuable Player2
1971National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1972National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... National League Most Valuable Player ... National League Player of the Week (May 29-June 4)3
1973National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1974National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1975National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1976National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... World Series MVP2
1977National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1983National League Player of the Week (April 4-April 10)1