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Single Season Batting Leaders
The Top Catchers

( Indicates Hall of Fame Catcher}

Hits

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

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Year
1970
1997
1999
1964
1975
1950
1973
1996
2003
2009
1975
1997
Catcher & Team
Joe Torre, St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL)
Joe Torre, Milwaukee Braves (NL)
Ted Simmons, St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Yogi Berra, New York Yankees (AL)
Ted Simmons, St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL)
Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL)
Thurman Munson, New York Yankees (AL)
Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL)
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201
199
193
193
192
192
192
191
191
190
187

Doubles

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team 2B
1   1996 Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL) 47
2 1930 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) 42
    1982 Terry Kennedy, San Diego Padres (NL) 42
    1983 Lance Parrish, Detroit Tigers (AL) 42
    2007 Jorge Posada, New York Yankees (AL) 42
6 1968 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL) 40
    1978 Ted Simmons, St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 40
    1998 Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL) 40
    2002 Jorge Posada, New York Yankees (AL) 40
10   1920 Steve O'Neil, Cleveland Indians (AL) 39
  1975 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL) 39
  1978 Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox (AL) 39
    1983 Ted Simmons, St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 39
    1999 Jason Varitek, Boston Red Sox (AL) 39
    2006 Paul Lo Duca, New York Mets (NL) 39

Triples

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team 3B
1 1884 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 20
2 1888 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 15
  1890 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 15
  1892 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 15
  1893 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 15
6   1890 Jack O'Brien, Philadelphia Athletics (AA) 14
7   1892 Chief Zimmer, Cleveland Spiders (NL) 13
    1893 Duke Farrell, Washington Senators (NL) 13
    1903 Johnny Kling, Chicago Cubs (NL) 13
    1996 Tim McCarver, St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 13

Home Runs

(Only While Catching)

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

{Source: David Vincent, member of SABR}

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Year
2003
1996
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1997
1999
1970
1930
1996
1947
1999
1993
2000
1972
1996
1998
2001
1985
Catcher & Team
Javy Lopez, Atlanta Braves (NL)
Todd Hundley, New York Mets (NL)
Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL)
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs (NL)
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Walker Cooper, New York Giants (NL)
Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL)
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL)
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Terry Steinbach, Oakland A's (AL)
Javy Lopez, Atlanta Braves (NL)
Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL)
Carlton Fisk, Chicago White Sox (AL)
HR
42
41
40
40
40
38
36
36
35
35
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33

Runs Batted In (RBIs)

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

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1970
1953
1937
1974
1954
1972
1950
1997
1999
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1930
1947
Catcher & Team
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL)
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Yogi Berra, New York Yankees (AL)
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Yogi Berra, New York Yankees (AL)
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL)
Buck Ewing, Cleveland Spiders (NL)
Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs (NL)
Walker Cooper, New York Giants (NL)
RBI
148
142
133
129
125
125
124
124
124
122
122
122

Runs

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team R
1 1932 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) 118
2 1893 Buck Ewing, Cleveland Spiders (NL) 117
3 1950 Yogi Berra, New York Yankees (AL) 116
    1996 Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL) 116
    1999 Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers (AL) 116
6 1929 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) 113
7   2000 Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 112
8 1930 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) 110
9 1974 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL) 108
10 1977 Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox (AL) 106

Stolen Bases

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team SB
1 1888 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 53
2 1893 Buck Ewing, Cleveland Spiders (NL) 47
3   1890 Artie Clarke, New York Giants (NL) 44
4 1892 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 42
5 1896 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 41
6 1890 Buck Ewing, New York Giants (NL) 39
    1891 Tom Cahill, Louisville Colonels (AA) 39
8   1886 Doggie Miller, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 36
    1887 Pat Dealy, Washington Senators (NL) 36
    1887 Chris Fulmer, Baltimore Orioles (NL) 36
    1982 John Wathan, Kansas City Royals (AL) 36

Base on Balls (Walks)

(No Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team BB
1   1977 Gene Tenace, San Diego Padres (NL) 125
2   1992 Mickey Tettleton, Detroit Tigers (AL) 122
3   1979 Darrell Porter, Kansas City Royals (AL) 121
4   1993 Darren Daulton, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 117
5   1974 Gene Tenace, Oakland Athletics (AL) 110
6   1970 Dick Dietz, San Francisco Giants (NL) 109
    1993 Mickey Tettleton, Detroit Tigers (AL) 109
8   1995 Mickey Tettleton, Texas Rangers (AL) 107
    2000 Jorge Posada, New York Yankees (AL) 107
10 1933 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) 106
    1975 Gene Tenace, Oakland Athletics (AL) 106
    1990 Mickey Tettleton, Baltimore Orioles (AL) 106

Batting Average

(502 Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team AVG
1   2009 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) ***** .365
2 1936 Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL) .362
3   1997 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .362
4   1912 Chief Meyers, New York Giants (NL) .359
5 1930 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .357
6 1937 Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs (NL) .354
7   1926 Bubbles Hargrave, Cincinnati Reds (NL) ***** .353
8   1894 Wilbert Robinson, Baltimore Orioles (NL) .353
9   1933 Spud Davis, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) .350
10 1931 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .349
11   1998 Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL) .348
12   2006 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) ***** .347
13 1938 Ernie Lombardi, Cincinnati Reds (NL) ***** .342
14 1942 Ernie Lombardi, Boston Braves (NL) ***** .330
15   2008 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) ***** .328

***** Indicates Won League Batting Championship


On Base Percentage

(502 Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team OBP
1 1933 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .459
2 1935 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .452
3   2009 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) .444
4 1903 Roger Bresnahan, New York Giants (NL) .443
5   1997 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .431
6   2006 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) .429
7 1934 Mickey Cochrane, Detroit Tigers (AL) .428
8   1921 Wally Schang, New York Yankees (AL) .428
9   1970 Dick Dietz, New York Giants (NL) .426
10 1930 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .424
11 1931 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics (AL) .423
12   1996 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .422
13   2008 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) .413

Slugging Percentage

(502 Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team SLG
1   1997 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .638
2 1930 Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs (NL) .630
3 1936 Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL) .617
4   2000 Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL) .614
5 1953 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) .611
6   1995 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .606
7 1951 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) .590
8 1970 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds (NL) .587
9   2009 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) .587
10   1947 Walker Cooper, New York Giants (NL) .586
11   1993 Chris Hoiles, Baltimore Orioles (AL) .585

Production (On Base + Slugging)

(502 Minimum Plate Appearances)

Rnk HOF Year Catcher & Team OPS
1   1997 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) 1.070
2   1895 Jack Clements, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 1.058
3 1936 Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL) 1.045
4 1930 Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs (NL) 1.034
5   2009 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (AL) 1.031
6   2000 Mike Piazza, New York Mets (NL) 1.012
7   1995 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) 1.006
8 1953 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) 1.006
9 1937 Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL) .987
10   1996 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) .985
11 1951 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) .983
12 1938 Bill Dickey, New York Yankees (AL) .981

Total Bases

(No Minimums)

Rnk Player - Year - Team 1B 2B 3B HR Tot
1 Johnny Bench, 1970 CIN-NL 93 35 4 45 355
2   Mike Piazza, 1997 LA-NL 128 32 1 40 355
3   Ivan Rodriguez, 1999 TEX-AL 134 29 1 35 335
4 Gabby Hartnett, 1930 CHI-NL 101 31 3 37 320
5   Mike Piazza, 1998 LA-FL-NYM (NL) 113 38 1 32 320
6 Yogi Berra, 1950 NY-AL 128 30 6 28 318
7 Roy Campanella, 1953 BRO-NL 92 26 3 41 317
8 Johnny Bench, 1974 CIN-NL 101 38 2 33 315
9   Javy Lopez, 2003 ATL-NL 75 29 3 43 314
10   Joe Torre, 1970 STL-NL 146 27 9 21 311
11   Mike Piazza, 1996 LA-NL 132 16 0 36 308
12   Mike Piazza, 1993 LA-NL 113 24 2 35 307
13   Mike Piazza, 1999 NYM-NL 97 25 0 40 307
14   Joe Torre, 1966 ATL-NL 113 20 3 36 306
15 Bill Dickey, 1937 NY-AL 110 35 2 29 302
16   Walker Cooper, 1947 NYG-NL 90 24 8 35 302
17   Ivan Rodriguez, 1996 TEX-AL 123 47 3 19 302



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