It cannot be quantified just how good Johnny Bench was.
The Cincinnati Reds Catcher was not just one of the best offensive players at his position ever, but he also backed that up with stellar defense and a cerebral way to call his staff.
A two time National League MVP, Bench would smack 389 Home Runs and would set a power record (since broken) for Catchers. On two occasions Bench would lead the NL in Home Runs, and three times in Runs Batted In. A fourteen time All Star, Bench would secure ten Gold Glove Awards, and was believed to be as good defensively as he was offensively.
It was no shock that Johnny Bench would become a first ballot Baseball Hall of Famer.