Johnny Bench – the baseball star honored in the Hall of Fame – cried at his friend Alan Horwitz’s act of solemnity and contempt.
Last month, on November 14, 2020, to be exact, Johnny Bench – the American baseball star honored in the Hall of Fame – just raised about $ 1 million by auctioning objects.
Having played 16 years for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967-1983, Bench revealed that he wanted to use the money to pay for the education costs of his two sons, now 11 and 14 years old.
The items on sale mean a few things that mean a lot to Bench, like the hat he wore at the last home-run, the last Reds jersey, the 1968 Best Rookie award and the Gold Glove award.
Johnny Bench is fortunate to have a friend as important and contemptuous as Alan Horwitz. When he learned this, Bench’s friend Alan Horwitz quietly bought all the items at auction at such a high price that collectors are willing to cede.
“There’s no way I would accept Johnny selling souvenirs to collectors,” explains Horwitz. “Look how hard he worked to get recognition after all these years. Only he deserves those things.”
Up to the present time, no one has been determined how much money Horwitz will have to spend to recover all of those items. Horwitz publicly announced the figure of more than 1 million dollars. However, the auction house revealed that the proceeds from the initial auction alone were close to $ 2 million.
Bench confessed he burst into tears when he heard the auction house representative talk about what had just happened: “I was stunned by Alan’s generous gesture. Alan’s only request was to see his children. This will happen as soon as we can travel safely”.