12 December 2017

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Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com - Past Winners

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Matt Whatley, Oral Roberts
David Banuelos, Long Beach State
Brent Diaz, Louisiana Tech
 

Zack Collins, Miami
Logan Ice, Oregon State
Keith Skinner, North Florida

 

Garrett Stubbs, Southern California
Kade Scivicque, LSU
Matt Winn, VMI

 
           

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2012

 
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Max Pentecost, Kennesaw State
Will Allen, Ole Miss
Kyle Schwarber, Indiana

 

Stuart Turner, Ole Miss
Zane Evans, Georgia Tech
Mitchell Garver, New Mexico

 

Mike Zunino, Florida
Mitchell Garver, New Mexico
Kevin Plawecki, Purdue 

 
                

2011

 

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2009

 
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Jake Lowery, James Madison
Chris O'Brien, Wichita State
Mike Zunino, Florida

 

Bryan Holaday, Texas Christian
Yasmani Grandal, Miami
Jose Iglesias, Coastal Carolina

 

J.T. Wise, Oklahoma
Chris Henderson, George Mason
Tony Sanchez, Boston College

 
                

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

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Buster Posey, Florida State
Jason Castro, Stanford
Dock Doyle, Coastal Carolina

 

Edward Easley, Mississippi State
Buster Posey, Florida State
Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech

 

Jake Smith, East Carolina
Jeff Kunkel, Michigan
Eddy Rodriguez, Miami

 
                

2005

 

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2003

 

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Jeff Clement, Southern California
Nick Hundley, Arizona
Taylor Teagarden, Texas

 

 

Kurt Suzuki, Cal State Fullerton
Chris Iannetta, North Carolina
Landon Powell, South Carolina

 

Ryan Garko, Stanford
Colt Morton, North Carolina State
Tony Richie, Florida State

 
                

2002

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Jeremy Brown, Alabama
Alberto Concepcion, Southern California
Chris Snyder, Houston

 

Kelly Shoppach, Baylor
Jeremy Brown, Alabama
Casey Myers, Arizona State

  Brad Cresse, Louisiana State
Justin Cowan, Nebraska
Casey Myers, Arizona State
 

 

Johnny Bench Biography

Johnny Bench was born in Binger, Oklahoma on December 7, 1947. The third of four children of Ted and Katy Bench, he was an All-Star in basketball and baseball in high school and was the Valedictorian of his graduating class.

Johnny's childhood dream was to become a major league baseball player and his father counseled that the position of catcher was the most direct route to that goal. Taking that advice, he was selected in the 1965 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds and signed with them. After two seasons in the minors, Bench made Cincinnati's Major League roster for the 1968 season. This marked the beginning of one of the most successful careers in baseball history.

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989 with the fourth highest percentage of total votes cast, Bench is undoubtedly the greatest catcher ever. His honors include National League Rookie of the year (1968); national League Most Valuable Player (1970 & 1972); World Series MVP (1976); 14-time All-Star; and 10-time Gold Glove winner. In 1980 Bench set an endurance record by catching 100 or more games for 13 consecutive seasons.

 

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