SAN DIEGO CATCHERS
TRIVIA & MISCELLANEOUS INFO
The Padres have had 3 different catchers on eight All-Star rosters:
The YOUNGEST San Diego catcher was Fred Kendall (born 1/31/1949) who caught for the Padres at the age of 20 (1969). The OLDEST San Diego catcher was Don Slaught (born 9/11/1958) who last caught for the Padres in 1997 at the age of 39.
The TALLEST San Diego catcher was (tied) Mark Parent and Sandy Alomar Jr. at 6'5" and the SHORTEST San Diego catcher was (tied) Carlos Hernandez and George Williams at 5'10".
Padre Catcher Records (Season):
Padre Catcher Records (Career w/Padres):
Gene Tenace holds the Major League Catcher Seasonal Record for Most Base on Balls with 125 which he set in 1977.
Benito Santiago has the Most Passed Balls in a Season with 22 which he did in 1987. Tonny Castillo & Jerry Moses Fewest Games Caught in a Padre Career (5).
Doug Gwosdz, a San Diego catcher between 1981-84, was given a nickname from his unusually spelled surname. Gwosdz was called "Eyechart."