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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
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
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
Chaney feels at home at legion banquet

...baseball legends Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Ken Griffey, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion, who were all part...extending his ring finger. "But I got the same ring Johnny Bench got."Chaney was traded to the Atlanta Braves the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2012-02-16/heady-heady-heady
Manny Ramirez works with his new team

...goodness."I'm gonna miss that smile, I'm gonna miss every part of Gary Carter because of the way he was," said Johnny Bench, another Hall of Fame catcher. "For those who knew him, no words are necessary. For those who didn't, no words...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-02-24/manny-ramirez-works-his-
Matsui makes most of swings

...Angeles, Oct. 10, 1978, vs. New York (AL) Reggie Jackson, New York (AL), Oct. 18, 1977, vs. Los Angeles Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, Oct. 21, 1976, at New York (AL) Rusty Staub, New York (NL), Oct. 17, 1973, vs. Oakland Hector...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/05/bas_554605.shtml
Baseball
Big Red Machine gets due in book

...During spring training he told the team they had two different kinds of players. There were superstars: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez. They had no rules, no curfew and special privileges. "The rest of you," Sparky said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/27/bas_549663.shtml
Baseball
Baseball today

...Philadelphia Phillies won his 15th consecutive game with a 9-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. 1990 - Carlton Fisk broke Johnny Bench's major league record for catchers with his 328th homer as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/17/bas_92877.shtml
Baseball
Braves fans reminisce about the past 40 years

...players were obviously Hammering Hank from the Braves and Johnny Bench from the Reds. My mom would buy us tickets on the day...unlike it is today. My best experience was getting Johnny Bench's autograph, which unfortunately is nowhere to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/25/bra_86632.shtml
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