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(Baseball Catcher)

Johnny Bench is an NBA player who is considered as one of the most valued player. Johnny was married thrice.

Relationship Facts of Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench is married to Lauren Baiocchi.
He is father of Three (Bobby Bench, Joshua Bench and Justin Bench).
Johnny Bench is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Johnny Bench?

Johnny is happy with his relationship with Lauen and the couple are happily married and have three children from Bench’s previous relationships too.

Bobby Bench, Joshua Bench, and Justin Bench are their children.

He has been married thrice to date.

He was married to Lauren Baiocchi in 2004. The couple got married after a short dating history in 2004. However, the couple divorced in 2017.

Previously, he was married to Laura Cwikowski in 1987. The two remained a couple for almost eight years and later got divorced in 1995.

His first marriage was to Vickie Chesser in 1975. The relationship did not work well and due to ups and downs, the couple soon got divorced just after one year of their marriage.

Relationship History With?

According to the relationship data of Married Biography, Johnny Bench was previously married to Elizabeth Benton (1997) and Vickie Chesser (1975).

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married248 years, 5 months


Johnny Bench: Biography in Details

Who is Johnny Bench?

Johnny Bench is a Baseball Catcher and member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Johnny is famous as a National League Most Valuable Player and 14 times All-Star.

His #5 jersey was retired by the Cincinnati Reds in 1983. He was also entitled as a great catcher by ESPN.

Johnny Bench: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Johnny Bench was born in Oklahoma City, U.S.A on December 7, 1947.

His father Ted Bench was also a baseball player and a truck driver and her mother, Katy Bench was a housewife.

Johnny Bench
Caption: Johnny Bench and wife (Source: Pinterest)

Johnny Bench has three Siblings, two elder brothers: Teddy Bench and William Bench, and one younger sister: Marilyn Bench.

He spent his childhood in a small town in Binger picking up cotton and delivering the newspaper.

Johnny Bench had a strong desire for baseball from a very young age.


Apart from her interest in Baseball and Basketball, Johnny was a very studious child in the school scoring higher grades.

At the age of 17, Johnny was offered a college scholarship to play both baseball and basketball.

Johnny Bench also survived a bus accident but unfortunately one of his teammates lost his life.

His father told him the fastest way to become a major leaguer was a catcher.

Johnny Bench: Professional Life, Career

Johnny had a big hand and feet which were a positive point in the game. He was able to palm 7 baseballs in his hands.

He competed with several years older boys in American Legion Football when he was only fifteen.

Later,  Johnny Bench drafted Cincinnati Reds in 1967 and was named “Rookie of the Year” and it for the first time a catcher won the award.

Johnny Bench also got a chance to work for the United States Army Reserve in its 478th Engineer Battalion.

Johnny Bench was also listed as the Most Valuable Player in 1970 and 1972. Johnny was also called the best catcher in the history of baseball.

B/ench is still the record holder for Grand Slam home runs by Catcher. He earned ten golden gloves in his whole career.

Bench won the awards like The Hutch Award, Baby Ruth Award, Lou Gehrig Awards, and much more.

He is currently on the directors of the Hall of Fame. Johnny also became a spokesman for Krylon Paint. He also became a golfer as a part-time player.

Johnny Bench was selected to the All-Time Rawling Gold Glove Team. In his leisure time, he wrote the book “Catch Every Ball” published in 2008.

His documentary premiered on the 30th of January 2019, Wednesday. In this documentary, he also talks about Yankees legend Mickey Mantle.

Johnny Bench: Salary, Net Worth

His total net worth is said to be around $5 million as of 2022, and his salary was around $400,000 in 1978.

Rumors, Controversy

Being conscious and focused on his work, Bench is not involved in any controversies.

But there were many rumors spread about her marriages but those were private and got faded away in the light of his fame and fortune.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Johnny Bench has a good figure maintained by him and due to his regular workout, he is very fit now.

Johnny is 6 feet and 1 inch with 94.3 kg of his weight.

His hair color is black and his eyes color is blue.

Social Media Profile

Johnny Bench is active on his social media profile. This can be seen by his Facebook profile which has 12.7k followers and 12.1k likes in his profile.

He is also famous in his Twitter profile with 70.3k followers and he always interacts with them because he has already 2.3k posts on his profile.

His Instagram followers have reached 8.3k with only 101 posts.

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Are Pete Rose and Johnny Bench friends?

  • They were once on the same team.

What is Johnny Bench known for?

  • He used to be a Baseball Player.

Johnny Bench's Birthday Dates

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