It's time to discuss about arguably the best catcher of all time. Johnny Bench was a great defensive catcher, and he was also a good offensive player. He won the MVP twice in his career 1970 and 1972, his best statistical season came in 1970 where he hit .293, 45 home runs and drove in 148 rbi's. He finished his career with a .267 batting average and collected over 2000 hits, and hit 389 career home runs. He was a 14 time all star in his career, he won 10 gold gloves. One of the reasons why he was known has a great defensive catcher was that revolutionized the position, I'll always remember this story about Bench. One day when a pitcher insisted on throwing fastballs even though he didn't have much velocity, Bench caught one of the pitches with his bare hand, just to make the point. In my opinion that is amazing. He was eletected to the Hall of Fame in 1989. It's time to discuss about Johnny Bench.