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20 Greatest Catchers in MLB History

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Rated 31 points - posted 10 years ago by BradHemphill in category Sports.
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Johnny Bench Report Abuse
Best Defensive Catcher Ever. 2 MVPs, 2 Titles, 389 Home Runs
789 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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"If you had to pick one great one at any given position, Johnny Bench is the greatest catcher there is or ever will be." Sparky Anderson
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This is a no brainer! Hands down, head and shoulders above the rest. The greatest all-around catcher, and one of the greatest players in baseball history.........
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Yogi Berra Report Abuse
3 MVPs, 10 Titles, 358 Home Runs, One of the greatest World Series players ever.
252 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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A great player and baseball legend. Above average defensively, a great hitter, and one of baseball's greatest winners. If not for Bench, "Yogi" should be on top of this list....
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Ivan Rodrigues Report Abuse
10 Gold Gloves, 10 All-Star Appearances, 1 MVP, 1 Titile
216 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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u spelld his last name rong rodriguez
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Great arm, good defensively, and a wonderful, clutch hitter. Still, I've read speculation as to how much of his durability and hitting prowess are due to steroids. I can't stomach that, so he's no better than #3 with me, if that.....
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Gary Carter Report Abuse
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Thurman Munson Report Abuse
124 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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I have to give Munson credit, he was a great player and a winner. A great leader in the clubhouse, a clutch performer, and very good defensively. A hard nosed player. I like that......
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Ted Simmons Report Abuse
72 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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I honestly believe that if Simmons hadn't played in the Era of Johnny Bench, he would have made the HOF. A fine catcher, especially offensively.
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Carlton Fisk Report Abuse
45 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Another tough, hard-nosed player who has great respect for the game. I have a weakness for the type, so he get's positive votes from me..
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Mike Piazza Report Abuse
12-Time All-Star, .308 Average, 427 Home Runs
27 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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a great hitter ok defense not up with others though
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Offensively, near the top. However, he sucked defensively, which is the main job of a catcher.
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Bob Boone Report Abuse
A gifted, durable defensive catcher. Great handler of pitchers. However, only a mediocre hitter.....
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Bill Dickey Report Abuse
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Mickey Cochrane Report Abuse
19 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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If you do more research you will find that he was the best player on the greatest team you NEVER heard of the Philly Athletics of the 30's. The Yankees had no answer for him. He could hit (which was unsual for carchers of that period) and was defensive wiz. He should to the list. Bench was great, Hard not to be in those Cinncy teams of the 70's.
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Roger Bresnahan Report Abuse
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Jorge Posada Report Abuse
14 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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You must be high. If he goes into the HOF the voters really screwed up.
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should be higher on list
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Joe Girardi Report Abuse
13 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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No offense I like the guy and he's upstanding and all but come on be real!!!
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Josh Gibson Report Abuse
Negro leaguer who never played in the majors, but the greatest African American catcher of all time deserves to be ranked.
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Gabby Hartnett Report Abuse
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Mike Scioscia Report Abuse
Not the greatest offensively, but well above average on defense and a pillar of consistency for the Dodgers in the 80s.
1 point - added 9 years ago by Mabel74 - 1 comment
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I wonder if he made those facial signs with his mask on.
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Joe Torre Report Abuse
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Roy Campanella Report Abuse
3 MVPs, 8-Time All-Star, Career Cut Short
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Buck Ewing Report Abuse
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Jason Veritek Report Abuse
-8 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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yo its varitek
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Elston Howard Report Abuse
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Steve O'Neill Report Abuse
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Lance Parrish Report Abuse
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Darrell Porter Report Abuse
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