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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    There are statues of Pete, Tony, Senior and the whole 'Great 8' in the Hall of Fame.

    Would still be nice to see the whole place surrounded by Reds greats, including Pete. He's an embarrassment more to himself than Cincinnati.

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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    How about a statue of Pete up at the betting window about to turn in a winning ticket?
    Or how about when he's in prison taking.......never mind.

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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Here are some Photos of Johnny Bench from cincinnati. com.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...2260801&Ref=PH

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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Nice photo collection. Johnny Bench song book....awesome!
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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    I found this kinda interesting, Baseballs Best Statues, by Ballpark.

    The Reds Statues are ranked third, behind Pittsburgh and Detroit.

    http://www.wezen-ball.com/2010-artic...-ballpark.html

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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Nice photo collection. Johnny Bench song book....awesome!
    I can remember Bench singing "Cats in the Cradle" on the Bobby Goldsboro Show a long time ago. He was a decent singer,IIRC, but I was a little kid then too who's hero was Johnny Bench.
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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    I remember seeing him sing on several different shows. I seem to remember him being on Hee-Haw; am I remembering that right? He was my main man too, CR. I didn't care if he could sing or not, but he did do a decent job which isn't fair. I couldn't catch, hit, throw or SING...lol
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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I've met the guy, Tom Tsuchiya, who does the Reds statues (he also has done work for the Cincinnati Zoo and is working on the new "Touchdown Jesus" replacement statue) several times. He's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Cool to see that they're continuing to use him for this project.
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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    I remember seeing him sing on several different shows. I seem to remember him being on Hee-Haw; am I remembering that right? He was my main man too, CR. I didn't care if he could sing or not, but he did do a decent job which isn't fair. I couldn't catch, hit, throw or SING...lol
    Yes he was on Hee Haw. The RFD channel shows reruns of Hee Haw on Sunday nights and they showed the one with Bench a month or so ago. He didn't sing, just gave out a couple of one liners in typical Hee Haw fashion.

    Bench was a real national celebrity back in the early 70's. He toured with Bob Hope on his USO shows and, IIRC, went to Viet Nam with Hope. I'm sure he was on quite a few other shows making guest appearances.
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    Re: Reds to unveil statue of Johnny Bench on Sept. 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Yes he was on Hee Haw. The RFD channel shows reruns of Hee Haw on Sunday nights and they showed the one with Bench a month or so ago. He didn't sing, just gave out a couple of one liners in typical Hee Haw fashion.

    Bench was a real national celebrity back in the early 70's. He toured with Bob Hope on his USO shows and, IIRC, went to Viet Nam with Hope. I'm sure he was on quite a few other shows making guest appearances.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0070337/

    Click "Self" under "Filmography"

    Looks like he had a role in a yet to be released Easy Rider sequel.

    He didn't do a Love Boat though.
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