Baseball player Johnny Bench was born on December 7, 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Johnny Bench ranked 17152 famous in the world and 166th on the list of Famous Baseball players. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. He’s # 5 retired by the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he played his entire career, 1967-1983.
Last month, on November 14, 2020, Johnny Bench just raised about $ 1 million by auctioning the item. He gained the American baseball star honored in the Hall of Fame.
Playing in 16 years for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967-1983, Bench revealed that he wanted to use the money to pay for the education expenses of his two boys. They are on the age of 11 and 14 years old.
The items on sale have a few very meaningful things for Bench. He had the hat he wore at the last time he scored the home-run, the last Reds jersey, the 1968 Best Rookie award and the Gold Glove award.
Upon learning of this, Bench’s friend Alan Horwitz quietly bought the entire item at auction at such a high price. Therefore, many collectors wanted to give in.
“There’s no way I would accept Bench selling souvenirs to collectors,” Horwitz explained. “Look how hard it has been for Bench to get recognition after all these years. Only he deserves those items.“
Up to now, no one has determined how much money Horwitz will have to spend to recover all those items. Horwitz publicly announced the figure to be more than 1 million dollars. However, the auction house revealed that the proceeds from the initial auction alone reached nearly 2 million dollars.
Bench confessed he had burst into tears when he heard the auction house representative tell him about what had just happened: “I stunned by Alan’s generous gesture. Alan’s only request was to meet his children, this will happen as soon as we can travel safely. “