|Celebrated Name:||Johnny Bench|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Johnny Lee Bench|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||December 7, 1947|
|Birth Place:||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lauren Baiocchi (m. 2004–2017), Laura Cwikowski (m. 1987–1995), Vickie Chesser (m. 1975–1976)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Bobby Bench, Joshua Bench, Justin Bench)|
|Is Johnny Bench Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2021|
Johnny Bench is a former baseball catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds in the Major Leagues. He only played for Cincinnati Reds in his whole career. He has also been inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a key player for his team when they won six division titles, four National League pennants, and 2 World Series championships. He has been declared the most excellent catcher in baseball history by ESPN.
Maybe you know about Johnny Bench very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Johnny Bench’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Johnny Bench was born in Oklahoma City, the U.S., on December 7, 1947. After his birth, he was raised in the town of Binger. His father was once a semi-professional baseball player and then a truck driver. His mother was a homemaker. He has three siblings, two brothers, and one sister. He was a serious student and got good grades in high school. During that time, he used to play both baseball and basketball.
In 1965, he was involved in an accident. He was returning from a baseball game when suddenly the brakes of the team bus failed. The bus rolled down an incline, and when it stopped rolling, his feet were hanging out the back door, and 2 of his teammates lay dead on the hill. That incident changed his life. When he was 17 years old, his dream of playing baseball was about to come true. He was offered baseball scholarships from different colleges and was then drafted by the Cincinnati Reds organization.
Johnny Bench has married four women in his life. He married his first wife, Vickie Chesser in 1975 just before the start of the season. She was a toothpaste model. Shortly after their marriage, they realized that they were incompatible and got divorced after the end of the season. Their marriage lasted 13 months. He married his second wife in December 1987. Her name is Laura Cwikowski, and she was a model and aerobics instructor. Together they had a son named Bobby Binger Bench.
After they got divorced in 1995, they shared custody of their son. His third marriage took place in 1997. He got married to Elizabeth Benton. He then filed for a divorce in 2000 after he found that she was involved with many people. He married again in 2004. This was his fourth marriage, and he married Lauren Baiocchi. She was 31 years old at that time. They had two sons, Justin and Josh. He divorced her when he realized that she would not move to Florida with him. He got custody of his sons.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on December 7, 1947, Johnny Bench is 73 years old as of today’s date 6th March 2021. His height is 1.85m tall, and his weight is 94 kg.
He made his Minor League debut in 1967 at the age of 19. In his debut season, he recorded 70 assists. He was later in called up to the major league for his debut in August 1967. In his first full season in the Major League, he caught 154 games and made his defensive dominance known. He finished 3rd on the team.
After two seasons leading the league in HRs, RBIs, and sacrifice flies while also catching more than 100 games, he joined Roy Campanella as the only pair of backstops to win multiple MVP awards. In both these seasons, Cincinnati Reds won the National League Championship(1970 and 1972). He helped his team win two World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.
Awards & Achievements
He has played for the All-Star team 14 times from 1968-1980 and again in 1983.
He is two time World Series champion. His team won it in 175 and 1976. He was the World Series MVP in 1976. He is a ten-time Golden Glove Award winner from 1968 to 1977.
He is an inductee in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, and he was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.
Net Worth & Salary of Johnny Bench in 2021
As of March 2021, Johnny Bench has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. He has played professional baseball his entire life and thus has gained a majority of the value from baseball. He has also done different sponsorship deals with major brands. Those brands have even paid him well, and that has added to his wealth.
Johnny Bench is a baseball legend. He is a very famous person in the U.S., and he is probably the greatest player of Cincinnati Reds. He has earned his fame by working hard, and we can’t thank him enough for his contribution to the sport and for entertaining us.