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Tommy Bahama presents Dodger greats

Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball continue to strengthen a bond that's been growing over the past several years. On April 15, at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Tommy Bahama presents a new speaker series "The Rundown with Steve Garvey”. Guests will include Los Angeles Dodger greats, Maury Wills and Tommy Davis in a Tribute to Jackie Robinson and Major...
Via The GM's Perspective
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Bench has health insurance cancelled

Johnny Bench is arguably the greatest catcher to ever play baseball.Over the course of his illustrious 17-year career, all with the Reds, Bench garnered 14 All-Star selections, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and two National League MVP Awards, among other individual accolades. Furthermore, he was instrumental in helping the Big Red Machine win six division titles, four pennants, and two...
Via Redlegs Review
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Johnny Bench joyfully ring NYSE closing bell

Johnny Bench did the honors of ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell on Thursday.The Cincinnati Reds legend and Hall of Fame catcher was accompanied by executives and guests of Rawlings Sporting Goods, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, who hosted a ceremony honoring the class of 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients Thursday evening.One of the members of that aforementioned...
Via Redlegs Review
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds' Mesoraco earns praise from Johnny Bench

CINCINNATI Johnny Bench was watching a Cincinnati Reds game on television recently, a game during which catcher Devin Mesoraco hit home runs and Bench tweeted: Devin will bat clean-up before his career is over.Coming from the Vincent Van Gogh of catchers, the Ludwig Beethoven of catchers, the Albert Einstein of catchers, that was quite the compliment.And Mesoraco saw it.I did see...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Catching Prospect Travis D’Arnaud Compared To Johnny Bench?

On Friday, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post wrote of high praise for Travis d’Arnaud coming from some of his former coaches. D’Arnaud is a former farmhand of the Philadelphia Phillies who originally drafted him. He was the center piece in the deal that sent Roy Halladay from Toronto to the Phillies, and his stature as an elite catching prospect is widely known around baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Bench named an all-time top 25 player under 25

Every year, Keith Law puts together a list of the top 25 Major League players under 25. Aroldis Chapman was on this year's list. Law's article inspired his colleage David Schoenfield to put together a list of the All-time top 25 players under 25. This is basically a list of what the ESPN.com writer feels are the best 25 seasons any player ever had while under 25 years...
Via Redlegs Review
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina is Having a Johnny Bench Season

Yadier Molina has always been an amazing defensive catcher, but like most amazing defensive catchers, he hasn’t always been a very good hitter. In fact, for the first three years of his career, he was a pretty terrible hitter, and then he spent four years as an average-ish hitter before his breakout season last year. Well, we thought last year was his breakout season anyway....
Via Fangraphs
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss
CINCINNATI SUPERSTAR

Reds retire Larkin's jersey number

The Reds gave one of the greatest players in team history the ultimate honor on Saturday when they retired Hall of Famer Barry Larkin's No. 11 jersey.

Via Redlegs Review
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Reds owner Nippert dies at 100

An owner of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era and financial contributor to the Cincinnati arts scene has died. Louise Nippert was 100. Nippert and her husband bought majority control of the Reds in 1973 and owned the team when it featured greats including Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan and won World Series championships in 1975 and 1976. Family spokesman Carter Randolph...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators catcher Mike Zunino signs Mariners $4m bonus

Mike Zunino, the Seattle Mariners 22-year-old catcher from the University of Florida who was the M's first-round draft pick, signed with the club Monday. Zunino recently won the Johnny Bench Award as the best college catcher, plus he was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award. This is the award given to the best college baseball player. The deal included a reported...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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