Johnny Bench Biography

( 1947 - )
January 31, 2019
First published on:January 23, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Johnny Bench

Date of Birth: 1947, December 7
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: sagittarius
Birth Name Johnny Lee Bench
Famous Name Johnny Bench
Father Ted Bench
Mother Katy Bench
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Currently Working For Cincinnati Reds
Net Worth $10 million
Weight in KG 94.3 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Lauren Baiocchi (m. 2004), Laura Cwikowski (m. 1987–1995), Vickie Chesser (m. 1975–1976)
Children 3
Divorce Yes

Johnny Bench is a former professional baseball catcher. He played his whole career in the Major Leagues only for Cincinnati Reds from 1967 till the end of 1983. He is also the inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Mr. Bench is a two time National League's Most Valuable Player and has the record of winning six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series throughout his career.

Johnny Bench Early life

Regarded as the greatest catcher in the baseball history, Jonny Bench was born on December 7, 1947, and as of July 2018, he is  70 years old.  The Sagittarian American baseball catcher belongs to the white ethnicity.

Son of Ted Bench and Katy BenchJohnny grew up along with his three siblings William, Marilyn, and Teddy Bench. Growing up, Johnny Bench attended Binger High School in Binger, Oklahoma.

Johnny Bench College career, and Pro-career

Johnny was selected by the Cincinnati Reds and from 1966 to 1967 and he played for the Buffalo Bisons. At the age of 20, he won the Rookie of the Year Award, due to his remarkable performance. Later in 1968, he won National League Gold Glove Award for Catchers.

In 1970, at the age of 22, Johnny Bench became the youngest man to bag the National League Most Valuable Player Award. In the year 1972’s, again he won the Most Valuable Player Award and led the National League in the home runs.

Johnny Bench MLB career stats are worth to watch. It is pretty awesome. He had 2,048 hits for a .267 batting average with 389 home runs and 1,376 during his 17-year Major League career, and all he achieved with Reds.

Johnny Bench's Hall of Fame Induction

In 1986, Johnny Bench was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. From 1982 to 1985, he hosted the television series "Baseball Bunch".

Johnny Bench Married life and personal life 

Johnny Bench got married to Vickie Chesser in 1975 but unfortunately, their marriage did not last long and the former couple lived hardly for around a year and split after 1 year of their marriage.

In 1987, he again married Laura Cwikowski and eventually separated after 8 years of their marriage in 1995.

After separating with Laura, he dated Lauren Baiocchi and they married in 2004. Since getting married to till date, they are happily living as a husband and a wife. The couple has three children named Bobby Bench, Joshua Bench and Justin Bench.

Johnny Bench is an avid golf fan and has played golf on the Senior PGA Tour. Further, he has performed in the several Champions Tour tournaments.

Johnny Bench Net worth

Johnny Bench is one of the most influential players in baseball. He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. He was the highest paid player of his time and used to earn $400,000 as annual salary during the late 1970s.

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