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Catcher Career Homerun Leaders
(Career Totals Only as a Catcher)

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 playing All Positions see Career HR Records - All Positions]

Year Catcher HR Year Catcher HR
  19th Century   1933 Gabby Hartnett 152
1876 Lew Brown 2 1934 Gabby Hartnett 174
1877 Lew Brown & Pop Snyder 3 1935 Gabby Hartnett 187
1878 Lew Brown 4 1936 Gabby Hartnett 194
1879 Lew Brown & Pop Snyder 5 1937 Gabby Hartnett 206
1881 Charlie Bennett 7 1938 Gabby Hartnett 216
1882 Charlie Bennett 12 1939 Gabby Hartnett 227
1883 Charlie Bennett 15 1940 Gabby Hartnett 228
1884 Charlie Bennett 18 1941 Gabby Hartnett 232
1885 Charlie Bennett 20   1946-1960 Post-War Era  
1886 Charlie Bennett 24 1957 Yogi Berra 252
1887 Charlie Bennett 27 1958 Yogi Berra 268
1888 Charlie Bennett 32 1959 Yogi Berra 285
1889 Charlie Bennett 36 1960 Yogi Berra 291
1890 Charlie Bennett 39   1961-1972 Expansion Era  
1891 Charlie Bennett 44 1961 Yogi Berra 293
1892 Charlie Bennett 45 1962 Yogi Berra 298
1893 Charlie Bennett 49 1963 Yogi Berra 306
1895 Jack Clements 58   1973-1999 Modern Era  
1896 Jack Clements 62 1980 Johnny Bench 325
1897 Jack Clements 68 1981 Johnny Bench 326
1898 Jack Clements 71 1983 Johnny Bench 327
1900 Jack Clements 72 1990 Carlton Fisk 332
  1901-1919 Dead Ball Era   1991 Carlton Fisk 347
1992 Carlton Fisk 350
  1920-1945 Live Ball Era   1993 Carlton Fisk 351
1928 Gabby Hartnett 80   2000-20nn Millenium 3  
1930 Gabby Hartnett 116 2004 Mike Piazza 352
1931 Gabby Hartnett 124 2005 Mike Piazza 376
1932 Gabby Hartnett 136 2006 Mike Piazza 396



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