Home Run Day - Johnny Bench
Today we’re slamming them out of the park and rounding the bases! We love to be outside and one of our favorite spring sports to play is baseball. Today we’re going to learn all about some of Oklahoma’s baseball players and do some fun activities.
Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Johnny Bench. His hometown is Binger, Oklahoma. Bench played professional baseball in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He is known as one of the greatest catchers of all time! Bench was also active off the field and used his platform to support great causes like the American Heart Association. Fun fact about Johnny Bench: he could hold SEVEN baseballs at one time in his right hand! You can learn more by reading Johnny Bench’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Other Oklahomans played and coached the sport as well! Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Mickey Mantle played over 2,000 games for the Yankees. Allie Reynolds was one of the most successful pitchers of his time!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about baseball and you get out and play today! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Home Run Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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