12 Facts About Bruce Benedict


Bruce Edwin Benedict was born on August 18,1955 and is an American former professional baseball player, coach and scout.

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Bruce Benedict played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1989.

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Bruce Benedict made his major league debut on August 18,1978, his 23rd birthday.

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Bruce Benedict led National League catchers in 1981 with 73 assists and 48 baserunners caught stealing.

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The highlight of Bruce Benedict's season came in a regular season game when he set an MLB record by throwing out 3 baserunners in one inning.

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Bruce Benedict continued to work as a backup catcher to Ozzie Virgil from 1986 to 1988 and then to Jody Davis in 1989.

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Bruce Benedict retired after the 1989 season having spent his entire career with the Braves.

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Bruce Benedict never played a position other than catcher during his entire major league career.

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Since retiring as a player, Bruce Benedict has served several positions in the New York Mets organization.

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Bruce Benedict managed in the Mets minor-league system, then became an advance scout for the major-league team.

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Bruce Benedict serves as a college basketball official in the NCAA's Division I and Division II.

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Bruce Benedict is currently an Atlanta-based scout for the Chicago White Sox and operates the Bruce Benedict Baseball Academy.

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