Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Johnny Bench (64) -In an attempt to find out something new about JB, I looked up his screen credits on IMDB.com. I knew about "The Baseball Bunch", of course, and I knew about his touching portrayal of a waiter on "the Partridge Family", but I was unaware that he appeared on an episode of "Mission Impossible" as "Captain of the Guards".
Some Johnny Bench quotes:
"A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops."
"Jimmy Connors plays two tennis matches and winds up with $850,000, and Muhammad Ali fights one bout and winds up with 5 million bucks. Me, I play one-hundred and ninety games, and I'm overpaid ($200,000 in 1975)!"
"They're (hitting slumps) like sleeping in a soft bed. Easy to get into and hard to get out of."
"He'll (Johnny Bench) come out to the mound and treat me like a two-year old, but so help me, I like it." - Jim Maloney