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Astros take prep pitcher Brady Aiken No. 1 overall in baseball draft

...went No. 4 overall to the Chicago Cubs as the first position player selected. The Hoosiers star is a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award as the best catcher in Division I, although he could move to third base or the outfield in the pros."He certainly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-05/astros-take-prep-pitcher
Kevin Costner, Dan Marino, Johnny Bench headline BMW Pro-Am

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Actor Kevin Costner, former NFL quarterback Dan Marino and Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will headline the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament that also features players from the Buy.com Tour. Costner, who has starred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/22/gol_334842.shtml
Golf
Ripken has first five-hit game in 14 years

...the Braves, including two homers that moved him past Johnny Bench and Graig Nettles into 32nd place on the career list...has 391 homers in his career, breaking from tie with Johnny Bench (389) and moving past Nettles (390) as well. Next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/14/bas_263605.shtml
Baseball
Tigers' Cabrera chasing triple crown

...simultaneously.Sure enough, in 41 of those 45 Triple Crown near-misses, batting average was the spoiler. Stars like Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have all led their leagues in homers and RBIs in the same season <...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-09-27/tigers-cabrera-chasing-t
Tigers' Cabrera, Giants' Posey win MVP awards

...eight times, with Posey joining Gabby Hartnett (1935), Lombardi (1938), Roy Campanella (1951, 1953, 1955) and Johnny Bench (1970, 1972). The other winning catchers were Lombardi in 1938 and Gabby Hartnett in 1935.Posey is the first Giants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-11-15/tigers-cabrera-giants-po
Schmidt: Baseball to decide this fall on Pete Rose

...Schmidt said. Schmidt said Sunday that he and two of Rose's former teammates on the Cincinnati Reds, Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench, met with Selig last month at the Hall of Fame. "We're optimistic that after the postseason, something will happen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/19/bas_385047.shtml
Baseball
Pitcher isn't haunted by 714

...Beach in his native Florida. "I tell them, 'I was there. I had a better seat than everybody in the ballpark but Johnny Bench.'" Billingham can offer some advice to the pitcher who gives up Barry Bonds' milestone homers of 755 and 756 that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/25/bas_137084.shtml
Baseball
Manager left quite a legacy

...titles in both leagues and the only manager to lead two franchises in career wins.His Reds teams featuring Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan that won crowns in 1975 and 1976 rank among the most powerful of all time. Led by Kirk Gibson and Alan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-11-04/manager-left-quite-legac
Baseball | Sports
Braves lose, but Lopez sets new home run record

...record books and placed himself first on a list of the game's greatest-hitting catchers, a group that includes Johnny Bench, Roy Campanella and Mike Piazza. "It's a dream come true," said Lopez, who hit 42 home runs as a catcher and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/28/bra_391914.shtml
Braves
Padres to honor military with uniform change

...to several Navy and Marine Corps bases. LAWSUIT SETTLED: Two dozen former professional baseball players, including Johnny Bench and Phil Niekro, have agreed to settle lawsuits against computer game makers who used their names and likenesses without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/01/bas_285436.shtml
Baseball