Berra was warm, engaging, and of course, hysterically funny, the latter often without trying. But he was also a symbol of a time when the Yankees dominated the game as no other franchise has. Think of Berra as the Yankees' version of Johnny Pesky -- their living, breathing symbol of history, their link to another time, their baseball ambassador.
Johnny Bench Stats. Johnny Bench was born on Sunday, December 7, 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bench was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 28, 1967, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are.
BBTN: Former Baseball HOF President Jeff Idelson on Bench, Yogi, Ichiro and more. Former Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Buster to talk about his experiences with Hall of Famers, including golfing with Johnny Bench, sipping coffee with Yogi Berra, Ichiro Suzuki's secret rookie of the year phone call, Eddie Murray not telling his wife he made it into the Hall and how Derek.
Thurman Munson, 25.4; Bill Freehan, 21.1; Of the players in front of Munson, Bench, Carter, Piazza, Fisk and Berra are all in the Hall of Fame, and Rodriguez could be soon. Mauer may or may not.
Only one catcher in the history of baseball (Hall of Famer Yogi Berra) has more RBI.Only one catcher in MLB history (Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez) has more hits.These are facts. It’s also a fact that the man in 2nd place on the all-time list of hits and RBI for catchers, Ted Simmons, is finally in the Hall of Fame, 25 years after he was first eligible.
Former Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Buster to talk about his experiences with Hall of Famers, including golfing with Johnny Bench, sipping coffee with Yogi Berra, Ichiro.
Teams. Yogi Berra: New York Yankees (1946-1963), New York Mets (1965) Johnny Bench: Cincinnati Reds (1967-1983).
Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is an American former professional baseball player. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 through 1983. Bench was the leader of the Reds team known as the Big Red Machine that dominated the National League in the mid-1970s, winning six division titles, four National League pennants and two.