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Catcher Career Homerun Leaders
(Career Catchers Playing All Positions)

The Table below lists the catcher career home run leaders for each year from 1876 to 2009. The gaps in years indicates that the previous leader holds the record (career or lifetime cumulative HR's) until broken. For those active players who broke a previous record, including their own, the new record has been shown. The list has been segmented by the seven acknowledged eras of baseball although the cumulative career/lifetime records carried over from era to era in some cases.

[For a list of Homerun Leaders while only playing Catcher see Catcher HR Records - Catcher Position Only]

Year Catcher HR   Year Catcher HR
  19th Century     1931 Gabby Hartnett 126
1876 Lew Brown 2   1932 Gabby Hartnett 138
1877 Lew Brown & Pop Snyder 3   1933 Gabby Hartnett 154
1878 Lew Brown 4   1934 Gabby Hartnett 176
1879 Lew Brown 6   1935 Gabby Hartnett 189
1881 Lew Brown 9   1936 Gabby Hartnett 196
1882 Charlie Bennett 13   1937 Gabby Hartnett 208
1883 Charlie Bennett 18   1938 Gabby Hartnett 218
1884 Charlie Bennett 21   1939 Gabby Hartnett 230
1885 Charlie Bennett 26   1940 Gabby Hartnett 231
1886 Charlie Bennett 30   1941 Gabby Hartnett 236
1887 Charlie Bennett 33     1946-1960 Post-War Era  
1888 Charlie Bennett 38   1956 Yogi Berra 238
1889 Charlie Bennett 42   1957 Yogi Berra 262
1890 Buck Ewing 49   1958 Yogi Berra 284
1891 Charlie Bennett 50   1959 Yogi Berra 303
1892 Buck Ewing 57   1960 Yogi Berra 318
1893 Buck Ewing 63     1961-1972 Expansion Era  
1894 Buck Ewing 65   1961 Yogi Berra 340
1895 Buck Ewing 70   1962 Yogi Berra 350
1896 Buck Ewing 71   1963 Yogi Berra 358
1897 Jack Clements 73     1973-1999 Modern Era  
1898 Jack Clements 76   1981 Johnny Bench 364
1900 Jack Clements 77   1982 Johnny Bench 377
  1901-1919 Dead Ball Era     1983 Johnny Bench 389
          2000-20nn Millenium 3  
  1920-1945 Live Ball Era     2005 Mike Piazza 390
1928 Gabby Hartnett 80   2006 Mike Piazza 419
1929 Gabby Hartnett 81   2007 Mike Piazza 427
1930 Gabby Hartnett 118        



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