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We are grateful that Johnny Bench is the namesake for our award because he is, without a doubt, the greatest catcher to ever play the game. We are very excited to have someone of his caliber support our efforts in honoring the accomplishments of these college players.

Bob Hanson

This is the 250th birthday celebration for our namesake. The least we can do is celebrate.

Alan Gould