My childhood hero
Remember the SI pic of him holding 7 baseballs in one hand?
Best Bench story ever was the pitcher that shook him off three times...Bench wanted a breaking ball, pitcher wanted his best "heat". Pitch was a ball, Bench caught it w his throwing hand and thew it back, even faster than the pitch, almost taking the pitchers glove off. Dude never shook him off again
But, always a BoSox kid here