Johnny Bench was the starting catcher for the Big Red Machine in the 1970s. That was a group that won six division titles, four NL pennants and two World Series titles. Bench was one of the greatest offensive catchers in MLB history. When he retired, he held the career home runs by a catcher record with 389. Bench won two MVP awards and was a 14 time All Star. He also won 10 Gold Glove awards for his defensive prowess.