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This Day in Reds History: Bench Wins MVP; Gullett Signs With Yankees

November 18, 1970: Reds catcher Johnny Bench wins the first of his two Most Valuable Player Awards. The 22-year-old batted .293 with 45 home runs and 148 rbi, 35 doubles, 97 runs, and a .932 OPS (141 OPS+). Bench led the league in homers and rbi and won his third consecutive Gold Glove for defensive … Continue reading