Originally Posted by RedsBaron
The story would not nearly as impressive if Bench had been catching most of the pitchers on the present day Reds staff.
That's funny! Unfortunately, it's also sad.
Maloney could really bring it. He was the type of pitcher that left hitters thinking, 'I didn't really see that pitch but it sure sounded
Arrigo, on the other hand, was a soft-tossing lefty that thought more of his fastball than Bench did; which, of course is the point of the story.
Whether it's exactly true or not, it certainly is one of those stories that get passed down from generation to generation.