The Kansas City Royals tweeted video Wednesday afternoon of National Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds great Johnny Bench chatting with Royals catcher Salvador Pérez about the home-run record previously held by Bench that Pérez broke earlier this week.
From the Royals:
Pérez hit his 46th home run of the season Monday night, most in a single seasonin Major League Baseball history by a primary catcher.
Bench visited the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum last Friday and talked about playing at Crosley Field. Bench's son, Bobby, told The Enquirer earlier this month that the former Big Red Machine catcher is feeling 100 percent now after testing positive recently for COVID-19, and added - as his father had tweeted previously - that the 73-year-old legend would've been hospitalized if he hadn't received the vaccine.
Johnny narrated and appeared in an MLB Network video shown during the recent enshrinement at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as a tribute to legends of the national pastime lost the past two years. Bench did not attend the ceremony because of his COVID-19 diagnosis.
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