National Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds and Big Red Machine great Johnny Bench turned 74 on Tuesday, and he shared a video via Twitter that Greater Cincinnati residents past and present as well as Bench fans are sure to enjoy and appreciate.
Set up by a brief introduction from Bryant Gumbel, Bench shows off Mount Adams, has an entertaining back-and-forth with Mama Pia and visits Fountain Square, Music Hall and the Cincinnati Zoo - playing with a Bengal tiger. A few bars that no longer exist or go by different names are shown, and Bench endorses the Blind Lemon and the Precinct, which have survived.
And he eats a 5 Way at Skyline Chili, of course.
From Bench via Twitter:
In September, Bench narrated and appeared in an MLB Network video shown during the Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony as a tribute to legends lost over the past two years.
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