Bench’s homer helps push Reds into 1972 World Series
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Bench wins second NL MVP
On Nov. 22, 1972, Johnny Bench was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in three seasons.
Bench, Yastrzemski elected as part of historic Class of 1989
The Class of 1989 was inducted on July 23, 1989, in Cooperstown.
Bench sets Reds mark with 325th home run
On Aug. 22, 1979, Johnny Bench became the Reds' all-time home run leader.
Roberto Clemente records 3,000th hit in final regular-season at-bat
Roberto Clemente recorded his 3,000th career hit in the final regular season game that he started for the Pittsburgh Pirates.