Baseball Trivia

Johnny Bench replaced Reds catcher Johnny Edwards, who had been the Reds‘ primary catcher from 1962-1967. But Bench was replaced by Joe Nolan as the Reds backstop in 1981, moving the great Johnny Bench to 3B. But young Alex Trevino was the heir apparent, taking over in 1982, but like Johnny told us last week, Trevino never fulfilled that promise (author’s paraphrase).


Hey Johnny, was the “Baseball Bunch ” still on the air back in 1981-83. I loved that show! Do you still stay in touch with “The Chicken”?


Here are some Bench Quotes from his website :


Bench Quotes: “A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He’s got to ride that nag till it drops.” , A slump is like a soft bed, easy to get in to, but hard to get out of! Persevere.” and “I can throw out any man alive.”


  1. Johnny Bench

    December 5, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Oh sure, that show was on until Jan ’85. Didn’t matter where or if I was playing. I was a Hall cinch by then. People like you would watch. Thanks. Glad you remember it fondly.

    As for the Chicken– Ted G and I try to go out for a beer during spring training. He likes to do a week in Florida before heading over to Cactus League to catch a Padres game.

    I can’t believe he’s still making a living with his Chicken gig, but he is the greatest sports mascot off all time, just like I was the greatest catcher. Check out his website: http://www.Famous


  2. Nathan

    December 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm


    May I suggest for you reading list, Three Nights in August. In depth look at Tony La Russa managing a three game series with the Cubs.

    Great job on the blog.


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