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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BASEBALL CATCHERS Created & Maintained by Chuck Rosciam


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The most demanding and dangerous position on a baseball field is the one designated as "Number 2" on your scorecard - the Catcher. He's involved in every pitch and touches the ball more than anyone else does and he's supposed to be in charge of the infield. But, he pays a price: players keep crashing into him and hitting him with pitches and bats, and he has to spend all night in a crouch. His career is usually limited to less than 1,500 games behind the plate - but he won't get that far if he can't ignore the pain and contribute to the offense.

This web site is in honor of those masked men who've worn the Tools of Ignorance. Without their daring, intellect, skills, and devotion to the game, baseball would never be what it is today nor would it have survived the past one hundred and forty years.


Catchers In The Baseball Hall-of-Fame

The Baseball Hall-of-Fame will enshrine the 17th catcher this summer, Deacon White, who played for twenty years (1871-1890). He was the catcher for the Cleveland Forest Citys in the very first major league game ever played (May 4, 1871) [see first ml game]. Below are shown all 17 Hall-of-Fame catchers. Just click on their images to view their individual pages.


Johnny Bench

 


Yogi Berra

 


Roger Bresnahan


Roy Campanella

 


Gary Carter

 


Mickey Cochrane


Bill Dickey

 


Buck Ewing

 


Rick Ferrell


Carlton Fisk

 


Gabby Hartnett

 


Ernie Lombardi


Ray Schalk

 


Deacon White

 


Negro League Catchers in the Hall-of-Fame


Josh Gibson

 


Biz Mackey

 


Louis Santop

[Click to see past months' Trivia.]


Catcher Question of the Month
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Which of the above HOF Catchers was the very first one to be elected by the Baseball Writers Association?

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