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.400 On-Base Percentage &
.500 Slugging Average
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The below 29 catcher seasons can be considered as BEST OFFENSE EVER. These twenty-nine seasons are called a 300-400-500 YEAR because the catcher had a Batting Average over .300, an On-Base Percentage over .400 and a Slugging Average over .500. This means that they were not only good hitters (AVG), but they were selective at the plate (OBP), plus they hit with power (SLG). The TWO VERY BEST SEASONS were Mike Piazza's 1997 year [He recorded in the Top 3 all-time in every category] and Joe Mauer's 2009 year [He was A.L. Champion in ALL THREE CATEGORIES - The modern day Sabermetric Triple Crown]..

Catcher Year Team PA AVG OBP SLG
BUCK EWING 1890 NYP 392 0.338 0.406 0.545
BUBBLES HARGRAVE 1923 CIN 434 0.333 0.419 0.521
GLENN MYATT 1924 CLE 376 0.342 0.402 0.518
BUBBLES HARGRAVE 1926 CIN 355 0.353 0.406 0.525
GABBY HARTNETT 1928 CHN 455 0.302 0.404 0.523
MICKEY COCHRANE 1930 PHA 543 0.357 0.424 0.526
GABBY HARTNETT 1930 CHN 564 0.339 0.404 0.630
MICKEY COCHRANE 1931 PHA 518 0.349 0.423 0.553
MICKEY COCHRANE 1933 PHA 538 0.322 0.459 0.515
GABBY HARTNETT 1935 CHN 455 0.344 0.404 0.545
BILL DICKEY 1936 NYA 472 0.362 0.428 0.617
BILL DICKEY 1937 NYA 607 0.332 0.417 0.570
GABBY HARTNETT 1937 CHN 399 0.354 0.424 0.548
BILL DICKEY 1938 NYA 531 0.313 0.412 0.568
BILL DICKEY 1939 NYA 561 0.302 0.403 0.513
SMOKY BURGESS 1954 PHI 391 0.368 0.432 0.510
DICK DIETZ 1970 SFN 610 0.300 0.426 0.515
CARLTON FISK 1977 BOS 630 0.315 0.402 0.521
TED SIMMONS 1977 SLN 601 0.318 0.408 0.500
CHRIS HOILES 1993 BAL 500 0.310 0.416 0.585
MIKE PIAZZA 1995 LAN 475 0.346 0.400 0.606
DAVE NILSSON 1996 ML4 516 0.331 0.407 0.525
MIKE PIAZZA 1996 LAN 631 0.336 0.422 0.563
MIKE PIAZZA 1997 LAN 633 0.362 0.431 0.638
MIKE PIAZZA 1998 NYN 446 0.348 0.417 0.607
DAVE NILSSON 1999 MIL 402 0.309 0.400 0.554
JOE MAUER 2006 MIN 608 0.347 0.429 0.507
JORGE POSADA 2007 NYA 589 0.338 0.426 0.543
JOE MAUER 2009 MIN 606 0.365 0.444 0.587
             
Red Indicates League Championship      
Blue Indicates Top 3 in Each Category