Johnny Bench Home Run Collection - Career Postseason Home Run #8: October 21, 1976
Winning Bid: $275.00
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Johnny Bench Home Run Collection
1976 World Series, Home Run #1 in Game 4.
The Reds and Yankees were tied 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning of Game 4 of the 1976 World Series when Johnny Bench strode to the plate with George Foster on first base and two out. On the mound for the Yankees was right-hander Ed Figueroa, a 19-game winner in 1976. With the count even at one ball and one strike, the Reds' catcher blasted Figueroa's third offering into the left-field stands, giving the Reds a 3-1 lead. The Big Red Machine would build on this advantage and win Game 4 by a final score of 7-2, a victory that completed a sweep of the Yankees for the club's second consecutive World Championship. Bench was named World Series MVP. The Hall of Fame catcher's fourth inning home run in Game 4 of the 1976 World Series was the eighth postseason homer of his career and his fourth in World Series play.
Now, the Reds Hall of Fame's Johnny Bench Home Run Collection, gives you the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind commemorative of this historic home run. Bench has signed and numbered 389 baseballs representing each of his career regular season home runs. In addition, Bench has signed and inscribed baseballs representing each of his postseason and All-Star game home runs. Each Official Major League baseball in the collection features the exclusive Reds Hall of Fame Johnny Bench Collection logo and is housed in a deluxe frame that includes an elegantly designed photograph that identifies the home run. By purchasing a home run from the Collection, you become the owner of that home run in perpetuity. A personalized Certificate of Ownership accompanies each home run and the designated name of the owner of the home run is listed on the Museum's online Johnny Bench Home Run Collection database.
Don't miss this chance to have your name forever associated with one of the indelible moments in the career of Baseball's Greatest Catcher. Place your bid today!
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Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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