Johnny Bench — Athlete born on December 07, 1947,

Johnny Lee Bench is an American former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships.ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history... (wikipedia)

The most validating thing was when my picture was on my first bubble gum card. That was in '68 for me. I was finally on the Topps card.
A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.
Joe Morgan was the one guy that absolutely put our team really over the top. ... Then we had George Foster come in; Ken Griffey Sr. was as good a two-place hitter as there has ever been in the game, and Cesar Geronimo won four Gold Glove awards. I mean, how could you ask for a better team?
I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living.

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