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November 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench said he believes that former teammate Pete Rose bet on baseball and should be kept out of the Hall of Fame until he admits guilt and apologizes. That prompted an angry response from Rose, who said that Bench didn't know the facts and should keep quiet. Both men, who were key components of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" teams of the mid-1970s, made their comments in separate interviews with Cincinnati radio station WLW, which broadcasts Reds games.
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January 13, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
He was a baseball player with a contradictory name. In a 17-year Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds, Johnny Bench almost never sat on one. Bench was a workhorse. Starting in 1967, and becoming arguably the best catcher ever, he played in 2,158 games, an average of 127 a season. That's a lot of squatting. He had his ways of communicating when enough was enough. "We were playing the Dodgers in Cincinnati one time, and the game the night before had gone on until something like 1 in the morning," Bench says.
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May 4, 1999
Interactive Marketing Technology Inc. of Tarzana said ex-baseball star Johnny Bench will become the retail product endorsement spokesman for the company and a member of its board of directors. Bench, who played for the Cincinnati Reds and remains a special consultant to the team, will do in-store promotions for the company. IMT is a direct marketer for consumer products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1999
Interactive Marketing Technology Inc. of Tarzana said ex-baseball star Johnny Bench will become the retail product endorsement spokesman for the company and a member of its board of directors. Bench, who played for the Cincinnati Reds and remains a special consultant to the team, will do in-store promotions for the company. IMT is a direct marketer for consumer products.
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January 13, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
He was a baseball player with a contradictory name. In a 17-year Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds, Johnny Bench almost never sat on one. Bench was a workhorse. Starting in 1967, and becoming arguably the best catcher ever, he played in 2,158 games, an average of 127 a season. That's a lot of squatting. He had his ways of communicating when enough was enough. "We were playing the Dodgers in Cincinnati one time, and the game the night before had gone on until something like 1 in the morning," Bench says.
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October 16, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
See Rickey run. See him steal 65 bases during the regular season and bedevil opposing pitchers and catchers. See him succeed in 12 of 13 attempts on artificial surfaces like the bright green carpet in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, site of Games 1 and 2 of the World Series. "If I played on (artificial) turf, I'd steal 160 bases," Rickey Henderson, the Athletics' left fielder, said after Monday's workout. "You get a lot better traction and power.
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November 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench said he believes that former teammate Pete Rose bet on baseball and should be kept out of the Hall of Fame until he admits guilt and apologizes. That prompted an angry response from Rose, who said that Bench didn't know the facts and should keep quiet. Both men, who were key components of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" teams of the mid-1970s, made their comments in separate interviews with Cincinnati radio station WLW, which broadcasts Reds games.
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October 16, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
See Rickey run. See him steal 65 bases during the regular season and bedevil opposing pitchers and catchers. See him succeed in 12 of 13 attempts on artificial surfaces like the bright green carpet in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, site of Games 1 and 2 of the World Series. "If I played on (artificial) turf, I'd steal 160 bases," Rickey Henderson, the Athletics' left fielder, said after Monday's workout. "You get a lot better traction and power.
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