Yogi Berra was inducted in 1972 and Johnny Bench was inducted in 1989.
Of course he is.
1972, his second year of eligibility.
Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra.
Yogi Berra was not a pitcher. He was a Hall of Fame catcher and could also play the outfield. Yogi started one game at third base and one at first base during his career.
The Hall Of Fame catcher, Johnny Bench had 2048 hits during his 17 year career.
Johnny Bench was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, his first elegible year, appearing on 96% of the ballots.
There are several including Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle and, probably a few others.
Bill Dickey's number 8 was retired after Yogi Berra already wore number 8. Yogi Berra went on to put together a Hall of Fame career as well. Hence number 8 was retired twice.
Johnny Bench played his entire career for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 through 1983, and was Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
C Benny Bengough 1929 C Johnny Grabowski 1929 C/Man Bill Dickey 1930-43, 46 OF Johnny Lindell 1944-45 C Aaron Robinson 1945, 47 OF Frank Colman 1946 C/Man/Coa Yogi Berra 1948-64, 76-85 On July 22, 1972, number 8 was retired in honor of Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Berra