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Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench was born in Oklahoma City on December 7, 1947. During his 17 years in Major League Baseball (1967-1983) , he won 10 Gold Glove Awards, 2 Most Valuable Player Awards, and Rookie of the Year. He was voted an All-Star 14 times, batted 389 home-runs, and led the league in RBI’s three times for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1989, Johnny Bench was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is no coincidence that “Johnny Bench” sits at the main entrance behind home plate given that he played catcher his entire career. This 9 foot statue poignantly resides in the center of Johnny Bench Plaza. In addition to his traditional catcher gear, the statue includes an inscription that reads “a true Oklahoma hero.”

Location

2 S Mickey Mantle Dr, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104

Artist

Artist: Paul Moore

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Medium type: Bronze