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Eight catchers caught 100% of their teams' games, five in the 19th century and 3 during WWII:

Year	Tm-Lg	Games		Catcher
1871	Cle-NA	 29		Deacon White
1873	Phi-NA	 53		Tom Barlow
1877	Lou-NL	 61		Pop Snyder
1880	Pro-NL	 87		Emil Gross
1895	Was-NL	132		Deacon McGuire
1944	Phi-AL	155		Frankie Hayes
1944	Cin-NL	155		Ray Mueller
1945	Chi-AL	150		Mike Tresh

The record for MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES CAUGHT is 312 by Frankie Hayes (St. Louis, Philadelphia, Cleveland). The streak ran from October 2, 1943 (2nd game) thru April 21, 1946. In 1944 Hayes caught 100% of his team's 155 games, of which 135 were complete games. The breakdown by year is: 1943 - 1; 1944 - 155; 1945 - 151; 1946 - 5. The streak was never broken during 1945 when he was traded from Philladelphia (32 games) to Cleveland (119)

The Hall-of-Fame Catcher with the highest seasonal percentage of games caught was Ray Schalk who in 1920 caught 151 of 154 games for a 98.052%.

From 1871 thru 2003 there were only 123 catchers (out of 9,401 catcher seasons) who caught 90% or more of their team's games. The Iron Man Catcher list for most times, catching 90% of the games:

6	Jim Sundberg (1975, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81) - Benefit of 1981 short season
5	Yogi Berra (1950, 51, 52, 54, 55)
5	Gary Carter (1977, 78, 80, 81, 82) - Benefit of 1981 short season
4	Deacon White (1871, 73, 75-76)
4	Pop Snyder (1875, 77-70)
4	Silver Flint (1878, 79, 81, 82) - 84 game schedules
4	Randy Hundley (1966, 67, 68, 69)
3	Mike Piazza (1993, 94, 96) - Benefit of 1994 short season
2	Jason Kendall (2000, 2003)

Of the 123 seasons where a catcher caught 90% or more of his teams' games, only 19 times was it done by a HOF'er. Bench-2, Berra-5, Campanella-1, Carter-5, Fisk-3 and Schalk-3).

Only 14 catchers have caught 75% of their team's games in 8 or more seasons. The record is held jointly by Bob Boone and Ray Schalk, who have done this 12 times each. The list of Most Seasons Catching 75% or more of team games is:

12	Ray Schalk (HOF)
12	Bob Boone
11	Jim Sundberg
11	Gary Carter (HOF)
11	Tony Pena
10	Mickey Cochrane (HOF)
10	Johnny Bench (HOF)
10	Carlton Fisk (HOF)
10	Mike Piazza
 9	Ivan Rodriguez
 8	Yogi Berra (HOF)
 8	Thurman Munson
 8	Lance Parrish
 8	Ted Simmons

The Most Games Caught in a Season (and % of Team's games) were:

GmC	 Year	Catcher
160	 1968	Randy Hundley (98.16%)
155	 1944	Ray Mueller (100%)
155	 1944	Frankie Hayes (100%)
155	 1975	Jim Sundberg (95.68%)
154	 1978	Carlton Fisk (94.48%)
154	 1975	Ted Simmons (94.48%)
154	 1968	Johnny Bench (94.48%)
153	 1982	Gary Carter (94.44%)
153	 1973	Ted Simmons (94.44%)

The record holder for the Most Games Caught in a Career is Carlton Fisk with 2,226 and for the Highest Career Percent of Games Caught is Jason Kendall with 80.65% (913 out of 1132 games his team played while he was on the team). The Top Highest Career Percentage catchers are:

.818	Jason Kendall
.767	Ivan Rodriguez
.763	Roy Campanella (HOF)
.761	Jim Sundberg
.738	Bob Boone
.729	Mickey Cochrane (HOF)
.722	Thurman Munson

The other Hall Of Fame catchers' percentages are: Gary Carter .6810, Bill Dickey .6512, Johnny Bench .6466, Ray Schalk .6303, Ernie Lombardi .5902, Carlton Fisk .5838, Gabby Hartnett .5803 and Yogi Berra .5732.

Nineteen catchers have caught 150 or more games in a season. Jim Sundberg and Randy Hundley have done it 3 times each. Four other catchers have done it twice: Ted Simmons, Carlton Fisk, Frankie Hayes and Gary Carter

Sixty-nine catchers have caught 140 or more games in a season. Gary Carter did it 7 times. Three catchers did it 6 times each: Tony Pena, Bob Boone and Jim Sundberg. Yogi Berra and Jason Kendall did it five times. Terry Kennedy, Ted Simmons, and Randy Hundley did it 4 times each. In all ONLY 30 catchers in history have done it more than once.