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Johnny Bench Visits OSH Joint Replacement Patients
June 02, 2011
Johnny Bench, former baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (1967 to 1983) visited Oklahoma Surgical Hospital on Thursday, June 2.  Bench met with OSH's Dr. Christopher Browne and several of his joint replacement patients to educate them on the benefits of having the procedure.

Bench received his first hip replacement in 2004 and his second hip replacement in 2010. He travels around the United States and shares his hip replacement experience with patients. He encourages them to do their physical therapy and follow their doctor’s instructions and he typically hands them an autographed baseball.













About Johnny Bench: Johnny Bench was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Binger, OK. Johnny’s childhood dream was to become a major league baseball player. He was selected and signed in the 1965 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds as a catcher. He spent two seasons in the minors and made Cincinnati’s Major League roster in 1968.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 and was named the greatest catcher ever by the Sporting News in 1998. He was also named the 16th greatest player of all time. His successes include National League Rookie of the Year (1968), National League Most Valuable Players (1970 & 1972), World Series MVP (1976), 14 time All-Star, and 10 Gold Gloves. Inc 1980, Bench set an endurance record by catching 100 or more games for 13 consecutive seasons. In 1999, Bench received baseball’s esteemed honor of being selected to the All Century Team.