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Johnny Bench

1967 - 1983

2158 Games, 389 home runs, .267 batting average

After winning the 1968 Rookie of the Year award, Bench went on to a stellar 17 year career, and is regarded by many as the greatest catcher to play the game. The 14 time All Star won 10 Golden Glove Awards, 2 Most Valuable Player trophies, and was a powerful cog in the Big Red Machine that won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. He holds numerous Reds hitting records, ranking first in homers and RBI (1,376), second in runs (1,091), extra-base hits (794) and total bases (3,644), third in hits (2,048) and doubles (381). His number 5 was officially retired, and he was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1989.

Manager Sparky Anderson
First Baseman Tony Perez
Second Baseman Joe Morgan
Third Baseman Pete Rose
Shortstop Barry Larkin
Left Fielder George Foster
Center Fielder Vada Pinson
Right Fielder Frank Robinson
Catcher Johnny Bench
RH Pitcher Eppa Rixey
LH Pitcher Don Gullett
Closer Clay Carroll

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