September 23, 2010

Everybody's Got A Record: Johnny Bench/Dick Allen Edition

**In this series we strive to prove the universal truth that every baseball player holds some kind of record.**

1973 Topps #62 Johnny Bench/Dick Allen 1972 Home Run Leader


Here's a two-for-one "Everybody's Got A Record" starring Johnny Bench and Dick Allen and their mean sideburns.

Along with breaking just about every catching offensive record, Johnny was also the first catcher to win the Rookie of the Year award. Dick, on the other hand, was the first modern era player to hit two inside-the-park home runs. He hit both of them off Bert Blyleven in 1972.

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