Johnny Bench Net Worth

Johnny Bench Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Johnny Lee Bench net worth is
$10 Million

Johnny Lee Bench Wiki Biography

Johnny Lee Bench was born on the 7th December 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA,and is best known as a former American professional baseball player, a catcher in American Major League Baseball (MLB), who played for the Cincinnati Reds. His career was active from 1967 to 1983, and is considered to be the greatest catcher in the history of baseball. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Johnny Bench as of early 2016?Sources estimate that Bench’s net worth is over $10 million, with the main source of this amount of money originating from his career as a professional baseball player. Additional to this, he has appeared in several TV shows and series, increasing his net worth further. One more source of his wealth has come from selling his books.

Johnny Bench Worth $10 Million

Johnny Bench was raised with three siblings in the small town of Binger, near Oklahoma City. He started playing baseball while he was at Binger High School, and also played basketball, and was offered scholarships to play both sports in college. In 1965 he was a part of the MLB amateur draft, and was selected the 36th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds. He stayed for two seasons in the lower league, playing for the Buffalo Bisons, before he was brought up to the Cincinnati Reds squad. Thus his professional career began when he signed a rookie contract, which started his net worth, and he subsequently played for the Reds until his retirement in 1983.

During that time, the contracts he signed with the team were the sources of his net worth. During his time at the Reds, Johnny won and received numerous titles and awards, as a part of the team but also individually. He was 14 times a part of the All-Star game, consecutively from 1968 until 1980, and then again in 1983. In his first season, he won the NL Rookie Of The Year award, batting .275 and having 15 home runs. Johnny was a NL MVP twice, in 1970, and 1972, and the NL Home run leader in the same seasons. To speak further of his accomplishments, he received 10 times Golden Glove award, from 1968 to 1977, and was three times the RBI leader in 1970, 1972 and 1974.

Other than that, Johnny twice won the World Series with the Reds, in 1975 against the Boston Red Sox, and in 1976 defeating the New York Yankees – he was the MVP of the World Series in 1976. Thanks to his successful career, Johnny’s jersey number was retired by the Reds, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

After retirement, Johnny featured in several TV series, and shows, which also added to his net worth, such as “The Baseball Bunch” (1982-1985), “Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home” (2012), among several others. He has also published two books – “Catch Every Ball: How to Handle Life’s Pitches” (2008); he had co-authored an autobiographical book “Catch You Later” (1979), which sales also increased Johnny`s net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Johnny Bench has been married to Luren Baiocchi since 2004, but previously he was in marriage with Vickie Chesser (1975-1976) and Laura Cwikowski (1987-1995). He has three sons, and currently resides near Cincinnati, Ohio. In free time Bench enjoys playing golf.

Full NameJohnny Bench
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1947
Place Of BirthOklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight94 kg
SpouseLauren Baiocchi (m. 2004), Laura Cwikowski (m. 1987–1995), Vickie Chesser (m. 1975–1976)
ChildrenBobby Bench, Justin Bench, Joshua Bench
ParentsTed Bench, Katy Bench
SiblingsWilliam Bench, Teddy Bench, Marilyn Bench
MoviesEasy Rider: The Ride Back
TV ShowsThe Baseball Bunch, Games People Play
1I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living.
2A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
1Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 (first baseball player so honored).
2Made major league debut on 28 August 1967.
3Member of 1970 and 1972 National League Champion Cincinnati Reds teams. Member of 1973, 1979 and 1981 National League Western Division Champion Cincinnati Reds team. Member of 1975 and 1976 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds teams.
4Catcher/Third Baseman/First Baseman/Outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds (1967-1983).
51968 National League Rookie of the Year for hitting 40 Doubles, 82 RBI and 57 Extra-Base Hits.
61970 and 1972 National League MVP.
7Cincinnati Reds Career RBI Leader (1,376).
8Cincinnati Reds Career Home Run Leader (389).
9Spent his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds.
10Also played first base and in the outfield, in addition to catching and playing third base.
11Learned to throw hard as far as 250 feet with great accuracy.
12Beat out Jerry Koosman of the New York Mets for Rookie of the Year honors in 1968 by one vote.
13Has large hands; can hold seven baseballs in them.
14Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1989 with the fourth highest voting percentage ever.
15Is of Choctaw Indian descent.
16Was a broadcaster for the Reds from 1987 to 1990.
17Won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1968.
18Won the National League MVP Award in 1970 and 1972 and the World Series MVP Award in 1976.


Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home2012MLB Scout
The Partridge Family1973TV SeriesPool Waiter
Mission: Impossible1971TV SeriesCaptain of the Guards


Field of Dreams: Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Johnny Bench, George Brett, and Bret Saberhagen2004Video documentary short special thanks


Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
The Cleveland Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009TV SeriesHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Baseball2005TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Catching Up!2004TV SpecialGuest
The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour2004TV MovieHimself
Field of Dreams: Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Johnny Bench, George Brett, and Bret Saberhagen2004Video documentary shortHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Cincinnati: Just Around the Corner2003Documentary shortHimself
Yes, Dear2003TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Field Reporter
Married with Children1993TV SeriesHimself
1992 American League Championship Series1992TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
This Week in Baseball's Greatest Plays1991VideoHimself
Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia1991TV SpecialHimself
Mr. Belvedere1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Greats of the Game1985TV SeriesGuest
1983 MLB All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHimself
The Baseball Bunch1982TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Greatest Sports Legends1982TV SeriesHimself
Games People Play1980TV SeriesCo-Host
1980 MLB All-Star Game1980TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
1979 National League Championship Series1979TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
The Bad News Bears1979TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
1978 National League Championship Series1978TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHimself - Pro Baseball Player / Himself - Baseball Player / Himself - Co-Host
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
Super Night at the Super Bowl1977TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1976TV SeriesHimself
1976 World Series1976TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1976 National League Championship Series1976TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1976 MLB All-Star Game1976TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
1975 World Series1975TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher / Hiself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1975 National League Championship Series1975TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1975 MLB All-Star Game1975TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope1974TV SpecialHimself
1974 MLB All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams1974ShortHimself
Hee Haw1972-1974TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
1973 National League Championship Series1973TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1973 MLB All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
1972 World Series1972TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1972 National League Championship Series1972TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1972 MLB All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
1971 MLB All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
1970 World Series1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1970 National League Championship Series1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher
1970 MLB All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
1969 MLB All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher

Archive Footage

Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself

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