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Mike Piazza vs Johnny Bench Comparison

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Mike Piazza vs Johnny Bench Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench and Mike Piazza that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Position, Height, and Career Salary

Position

Mike Piazza – Catcher
Johnny Bench – Catcher

Height

Mike Piazza – 6’3″
Johnny Bench – 6’1″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Mike Piazza – 0
Johnny Bench – 2 (1975-1976) images images

Teams

Mike Piazza – 5 (Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics) images images images images images
Johnny Bench – 1 (Reds) images

Seasons Played

Mike Piazza – 16 images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Johnny Bench – 17 images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Mike Piazza – No
Johnny Bench – Yes (96.42% of vote in 1989)

Number Retired

Mike Piazza – No
Johnny Bench – Yes (Reds 5)

MVP

Mike Piazza – 0
Johnny Bench – 2 (1970, 1972) images images

World Series MVP

Mike Piazza – 0
Johnny Bench – 1 (1976) images

Rookie of the Year

Mike Piazza – 1 (1993) images
Johnny Bench – 1 (1968) images

Gold Gloves

Mike Piazza – 0
Johnny Bench – 10 images images images images images images images images images images

All Star Games

Mike Piazza – 12 images images images images images images images images images images images images
Johnny Bench – 14 images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Regular Season Career Stats (Offense)

A baseball next to the player represents the winner of the comparison.  A baseball next to both players means a tie.

Games

Mike Piazza – 1,912
Johnny Bench – 2,158 images

At Bats

Mike Piazza – 6,911
Johnny Bench – 7,658 images

Plate Appearances

Mike Piazza – 7,745
Johnny Bench – 8,674 images

Batting Average

Mike Piazza – .308 images
Johnny Bench – .267

Home Runs

Mike Piazza – 427 images
Johnny Bench – 389

RBIs

Mike Piazza – 1,335
Johnny Bench – 1,376 images

Hits

Mike Piazza – 2,127 images
Johnny Bench – 2,048

Runs

Mike Piazza – 1,048
Johnny Bench – 1,091 images

On Base Percentage

Mike Piazza – .377 images
Johnny Bench – .342

Doubles

Mike Piazza – 344
Johnny Bench – 381 images

Slugging Percentage

Mike Piazza – .545 images
Johnny Bench – .476

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

A baseball next to the player represents the winner of the comparison.  A baseball next to both players means a tie.

Games

Mike Piazza – 1,700
Johnny Bench – 1,742 images

Games Started

Mike Piazza – 1,668 images
Johnny Bench – 1,627

Innings 

Mike Piazza – 14,074 2/3
Johnny Bench -14,488 1/3 images

Fielding Percentage

Mike Piazza – .989
Johnny Bench -.990 images

Double Plays

Mike Piazza – 133 images
Johnny Bench – 127

Putouts

Mike Piazza – 11,347 images
Johnny Bench – 9,249

Errors

Mike Piazza – 132
Johnny Bench – 97 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Mike Piazza – 32
Johnny Bench – 45 images

At Bats

Mike Piazza – 120
Johnny Bench – 169 images

Plate Appearances

Mike Piazza – 133
Johnny Bench – 188 images

Batting Average

Mike Piazza – .242
Johnny Bench – .266 images

Home Runs

Mike Piazza – 6
Johnny Bench – 10 images

RBIs

Mike Piazza – 15
Johnny Bench – 20 images

Hits

Mike Piazza – 29
Johnny Bench – 45 images

Runs

Mike Piazza – 14
Johnny Bench – 27 images

On Base Percentage

Mike Piazza – .301
Johnny Bench – .335 images

Doubles

Mike Piazza – 8 images
Johnny Bench – 8 images

Slugging Percentage

Mike Piazza – .458
Johnny Bench – .527 images

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