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Emotional Pudge Rodriguez cries over Hall of Fame news

Pudge Rodriguez was one of three players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, and the former catcher had an emotional reaction to the news. Pudge shared the following video on Twitter that shows him trying to hold back tears while getting the phone call announcing the good news: Gracias, Gracias, gracias, muchas gracias, es tan grande la emoción.... bendiciones...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Reds catcher Johnny Bench launches anti-bullying app

CINCINNATI (AP) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench has launched a new cellphone app aimed at combatting bullying in schools nationwide. The Cincinnati Reds catcher officially launched his ''Smithfield School App'' on Thursday at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in downtown Cincinnati. The app - named for its sponsor Smithfield Foods - allows teachers and administrators...
Via Associated Press
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Bench says he would teach Bryce Harper lesson over bat flipping

Johnny Bench is as old school as they come. One of the key cogs in the Big Red Machine, the Hall of Fame catcher revolutionized the position and is arguably the greatest catcher ever.So when the topic of Bryce Harper and bat flipping came up during Rich Eisen's DirecTV show on Monday, Bench couldn't help but chime in."You can flip your bat," the Reds legend said. "We had guys do...
Via FOX Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the featured players of the famed 'Big Red Machine' on the Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds experienced a period of excellence from 1970-1976 and the team found itself with the nickname the 'Big Red Machine'. Can you name the featured players of the famed 'Big Red Machine'?
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Bench congratulates Junior -- and asks him to return his stuff

Johnny Bench welcomed fellow Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. into baseball mortality following their election Wednesday.And he had a special request for Junior, who used to roam the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse when his father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a teammate of Bench's during the 1970s and '80s.Apparently, Piazza never borrowed anything from Bench, other than a few offensive...
Via FOX Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Bench Calls Out Ken Griffey Junior

Wednesday, after all but three voters agreed on what everyone has known for years…Ken Griffey Junior became a Hall of Famer. Shortly after the announcement was made that second-generation slugger had made it to Cooperstown with a record 99.3% of the vote (after appearing on 437 of the 440 ballots), Cincinnati Reds hero Johnny Bench congratulated the newest member of baseball...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pete Rose receives ovation from crowd at ASG

By NESN Staff Pete Rose certainly is not the most beloved sports figure out there, but in his hometown of Cincinnati, he just might be. The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, and before Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax tossed out the ceremonial first pitch, the league announced its 30 “Franchise Four” groupings ...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds' Hall of Famer Johnny Bench talks about his All-Star Game experiences

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Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

1975 Red Sox remind us of a much different time

Bill Foley(@Foles74) Contributing Writer For some reason my dad really disliked Johnny Bench. I’m not sure why, but he still doesn’t like the Hall of Fame catcher of the Big Red Machine. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) That, I believe, is the reason I am a Red Sox fan. Sometime in the mid-1970s, my dad, who grew up cheering for Mickey Mantle, abandoned the Yankees for the Sox....
Via RedSoxLife
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 15 NFL FanDuel Advice: No More ‘Johnny Bench’

To be honest, I struggled with my NFL Week 14 FanDuel selections. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been worth every bit of his salary over the past three weeks, racking up games of 29.2, 35.4 and 44.5 points. He is winning owners of season-long fantasy leagues a lot of money as well. Jonathan Stewart ($5,200) was a key to daily league success last week with a 21.5 point...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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