OOS Sculpture

Johnny Lee Bench

2011 / Tom Tsuchiya / Cincinnati

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This life-sized bronze statue of Johnny Bench depicts the catcher mid-throw from home plate.

Location: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

County

: Hamilton

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Citation

: Tom Tsuchiya, “Johnny Lee Bench,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 24, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2194.

Title

Johnny Lee Bench

Description

This life-sized bronze statue of Johnny Bench depicts the catcher mid-throw from home plate.

Creator

Date

2011

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2194

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Located in an alcove outside the Reds Hall of Fame building, at the corner of Joe Nuxhall and Freedom Ways

Location Site

Location Street

100 Joe Nuxhall Way

Location Type

Installation Date

2011

Materials

Inscription

On accompanying plaque:
"Johnny Lee Bench/Baseball's greatest catcher/Cincinnati Reds, 1967-1983/'I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.'/-Sparky Anderson"