Philadelphia businessman Alan Horwirtz with ties to Johnny Bench bought more than $1 million at a recent charity auction of the Reds legend’s personal memorabilia, only to return it all to the Bench family. Wow. The Hall of Fame catcher is considered the best backstop ever, besides being maybe one of the best overall players. Bench can hold 5 (five !) baseballs in one hand. His first wedding for a time was on record as the biggest such celebration.