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June 2012

There were 175 career catchers in the decade of the 1900s on 18 different teams. The A.L. had 10 teams (Baltimore Orioles, Boston Americans/Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators). The N.L. had 8 teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Beaneaters/Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals). {Baltimore Orioles became the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers became the St. Louis Browns}

Besides the 175 career catchers in the decade there were 28 "other position" players who caught a total of 564 games.

The longest tenure (9 years) among the 175 catchers was by Johnny Kling (CHN), Doc Powers (PHA) and Billy Sullivan Sr. (CHA). The 175 catchers caught 24,183 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 1900s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 1900 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 1900's Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
HARRY BEMIS 542 CLE 542
BILL BERGEN 768 BRO 534, CIN 234
FRANK BOWERMAN 644 NYG 554, BSN 90
ROGER BRESNAHAN 581 NYG 430, BLA 91, SLN 59, CHN 1
FRITZ BUELOW 398 DET 234, CLE 135, SLA 25, SLN 4
BOILERYARD CLARKE 362 WAS 283, BSN 67, NYG 12
LOU CRIGER 761 BOS 613, SLN 75, SLA 73
RED DOOIN 811 PHI 811
GEORGE GIBSON 524 PIT 524
MIKE KAHOE 362 SLA 193, CHN 70, CIN 55, WAS 29, PHI 15
MALACHI KITTRIDGE 457 WAS 237, BSN 215, CLE 5
RED KLEINOW 492 NYA 492
JOHNNY KLING 849 CHN 849
ED MCFARLAND 474 CHA 294, PHI 167, BOS 13
DEACON MCGUIRE 507 NYA 218, BRO 150, DET 139
PAT MORAN 595 BSN 356, CHN 239
TOM NEEDHAM 308 BSN 308, NYG 47, CHN 7
HEINIE PEITZ 443 CIN 318, PIT 125
ED PHELPS 414 PIT 275, SLN 83, CIN 56
DOC POWERS 501 PHA 497, NYA 4
LEW RITTER 410 BRO 410
ADMIRAL SCHLEI 512 CIN 423, NYG 89
BOSS SCHMIDT 372 DET 372
OSSEE SCHRECKENGOST 677 PHA 599, BOS 72, CHA 6
BILLY SULLIVAN SR. 923 CHA 857, BSN 66

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 1900s

  • Roger Bresnahan had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 20.
  • Roger Bresnahan had the most triples for a catcher in the decade with 51
  • Roger Bresnahan had the most doubles for a catcher in the decade with 156
  • Johnny Kling had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 399.
  • Roger Bresnahan had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .285
  • Roger Bresnahan had the most Win Shares for a catcher in the decade with 169
  • Roger Bresnahan had the most Runs Created for a catcher in the decade with 591
  • Billy Sullivan Sr. caught the most games in the decade: 923
  • Mike Kahoe caught for the most teams (5) in the decade.
  • Ossee Schreckengost had the Most Putouts by a catcher in the decade - 4,107
  • Bill Bergen had the Most Assists by a catcher in the decade with 1,172

May 2012

There were 236 career catchers in the decade of the 2000s on 31 different teams. The A.L. had 14 teams (Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays). The N.L. had 16 teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Washington Nationals). {Montreal Expos moved to Washington D.C.}

Besides the 236 career catchers in the decade there were 32 "other position" players who caught a total of 1,124 games.

The longest tenure (10 years) among the 236 catchers was by Jorge Posada (NYA) and Jason Varitek (BOS) who caught all ten years with the same team(s). The 236 catchers caught 54,034 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 2000s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 2000 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 2000's Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
BRAD AUSMUS 1170 HOU 990, DET 150, LAN 30
ROD BARAJAS 777 TEX 318, TOR 218, ARI 203, PHI 38
MICHAEL BARRETT 823 CHN 409, MON 337, SDN 70, TOR 7
HENRY BLANCO 677 MIL 190, CHN 182, ATL 131, MIN 114, SDN 60
TOBY HALL 673 TBA 578, CHA 74, LAN 21
RAMON HERNANDEZ 1177 OAK 551, BAL 366, SDN 205, CIN 55
JASON KENDALL 1417 PIT 715, OAK 368, MIL 282, CHN 52
JASON LARUE 810 CIN 645, SLN 100, KCA 65
MIKE LIEBERTHAL 736 PHI 705, LAN 31
PAUL LODUCA 894 LAN 460, NYM 231, FLO 183, WAS 20
JAVY LOPEZ 727 ATL 482, BAL 228, BOS 17
VICTOR MARTINEZ 717 CLE 684, BOS 33
MIKE MATHENY 789 SLN 611, SFN 178
JOE MAUER 607 MIN 607
DAMIAN MILLER 806 ARI 318, MIL 265, CHN 114, OAK 109
BENGIE MOLINA 1140 ANA/LAA 653, SFN 388, TOR 99
YADIER MOLINA 656 SLN 656
MIGUEL OLIVO 709 FLO 243, CHA 165, KCA 161, SEA 103, SDN 37
MIKE PIAZZA 690 NYM 591, SDN 99
A.J. PIERZYNSKI 1171 CHA 652, MIN 401, SFN 118
JORGE POSADA 1217 NYA 1217
IVAN RODRIGUEZ 1155 DET 578, TEX 318, FLO 138, HOU 90, NYA 31
BRIAN SCHNEIDER 877 WAS 358, MON 353, NYM 166
JASON VARITEK 1165 BOS 1165
GREGG ZAUN 766 TOR 483, KCA 111, HOU 75, BAL 54, TBA 29, COL 14

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 2000s

  • Carlton Fisk inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2000.
  • Gary Carter inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2003.
  • Geovany Soto selected as the Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA, The Sporting News, & the Baseball Digest.
  • Ivan Rodriguez was selected the most times (6) for the A.L. All Star Game.
  • Mike Piazza was selected the most times (5) for the N.L. All Star Game.
  • Ivan Rodriguez won the most A.L. Gold Glove Awards (5) in the decade.
  • Mike Matheny won the most N.L. Gold Glove Awards (4) in the decade.
  • Jorge Posada won the most A.L. Silver Slugger Awards (5) in the decade.
  • Mike Piazza won the most N.L. Silver Slugger Awards (3) in the decade.
  • Joe Mauer won BOTH the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Awards in the same year, twice (2008 & 2000).
  • Jorge Posada had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 208.
  • Jorge Posada had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 819.
  • Joe Mauer was the A.L. Batting Champion 3 times in the decade (2006, 2008 & 2009)
  • Joe Mauer had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .327
  • Jason Kendall caught the most games in the decade: 1,417.
  • Gregg Zaun caught for the most teams (6) in the decade.
  • Jorge Posada caught the most base stealers in the decade - 302.
  • Yadier Molina had the highest CS% in the decade with .464

April 2012

There were 218 career catchers in the decade of the 1910s on 25 different teams. The A.L. had 8 teams (Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, and the Washington Senators). The N.L. had 8 teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the St. Louis Cardinals). The F.L. (Federal League 1914-1915) had 9 teams [8 each Year] - (Baltimore Terrapins, Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Buffalo Blues, Chicago Whales, Indianapolis Hoosiers {1914 only}, Kansas City Packers, Newark Peppers {1915 only}, Pittsburgh Rebels, and the St. Louis Terriers).

Besides the 218 career catchers in the decade there were 20 "other position" players who caught a total of 238 games.

The longest tenure (10 years) among the 218 catchers was by Otto Miller (BRO) and Oscare Stanage (DET) who caught all ten years with the same team(s). The 218 catchers caught 30,626 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 1910s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 1910 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 1910 Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
SAM AGNEW 551 SLA 320, BOS 195, WAS 36
EDDIE AINSMITH 668 WAS 562, DET 106
JIMMY ARCHER 632 CHN 597, PIT 21, BRO 7, CIN 7
BILL CARRIGAN 490 BOS 490
TOMMY CLARKE 558 CIN 558, CHN 1
GEORGE GIBSON 670 PIT 631, NY1 39
MIKE GONZALEZ 429 SLN 293, CIN 83, NY1 52, BSN 1
HANK GOWDY 493 BSN 493
JOHN HENRY 629 WAS 591, BSN 38
BILL KILLEFER 891 PHI 614, CHN 204, SLA 73
JACK LAPP 471 PHA 437, CHA 34
LARRY MCLEAN 471 CIN 315, NY1 114, SLN 42
CHIEF MEYERS 847 NY1 705, BRO 118, BSN 24
OTTO MILLER 653 BRO 653
LES NUNAMAKER 538 NYA 317, BOS 124, SLA 81, CLE 16
STEVE O'NEILL 845 CLE 845
BILL RARIDEN 898 NY1 282, BSN 274, NEW 142, IND 130, CIN 70
RAY SCHALK 905 CHA 905
WALLY SCHANG 474 PHA 314, BOS 160
HANK SEVEREID 481 SLA 437, CIN 44
FRANK SNYDER 530 SLN 499, NY1 31
OSCAR STANAGE 916 DET 916
JEFF SWEENEY 526 NYA 511, PIT 15
ART WILSON 715 CHF 219, NY1 199, BSN 149, CHN 109, PIT 39
IVEY WINGO 771 CIN 493, SLN 278

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 1910s

  • Art Wilson had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 24.
  • Ivey Wingo had the most triples for a catcher in the decade with 61
  • Steve O'Neill had the most doubles for a catcher in the decade with 120.
  • Chief Meyers had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 333
  • Chief Meyers had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .293
  • Oscar Stanage caught the most games in the decade: 916
  • Bill Rariden and Art Wilson caught for the most teams (5) in the decade.
  • Sam Agnew caught the most innings in the decade: 7,546
  • Bill Killefer had the most putouts in the decade: 4,343
  • There were 29 no-hitters caught and 1 of them was a Perfect Game (a combined no-hitter): Sam Agnew & Pinch Thomas catching Babe Ruth & Ernie Shore - BOS vs. WAS on 6/23/1917 4-0.
  • Oscar Stanage caught the most base stealers in the decade - 830.
  • Sam Agnew had the highest CS% in the decade with .4899 (489 CS in 998 Attempts)

March 2012

There were 228 career catchers in the decade of the 1990s on 30 different teams. The A.L. had 14 teams (Anaheim/California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, and the Toronto Blue Jays). The N.L. had 16 teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals).

Besides the 228 career catchers in the decade there were 37 "other position" players who caught a total of 1,656 games.

The longest tenure (10 years) among the 228 catchers was by Sandy Alomar Jr. (CLE) who had ten years with the same team. The 228 catchers caught 49,081 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 1990s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 1990 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 1990 Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
SANDY ALOMAR 855 CLE 855
BRAD AUSMUS 294 SDN 294, HOU 253, DET 200
PAT BORDERS 580 TOR 580, CLE 111,  KCA 45, CHA 30, CAL 19, SLN 17, HOU 11
DARREN DAULTON 677 PHI 677
DARRIN FLETCHER 570 MON 570, TOR 234, PHI 51, LAN 1
JOE GIRARDI 374 NYA 374, COL 299, CHN  240
CHRIS HOILES 816 BAL 816
TODD HUNDLEY 745 NYN 745, LAN 108
RON KARKOVICE 730 CHA 730
MIKE MACFARLANE 663 KCA 663, OAK 149, BOS 111
KIRT MANWARING 577 SFN 577, COL 252, HOU 37
BRENT MAYNE 360 KCA 360, SFN 193, OAK 83, NYN 21
GREG MYERS 209 TOR 209, CAL 207, MIN 128, SDN 93, ATL 33
CHARLIE O'BRIEN 224 NYN 224, TOR 174, ATL 112, CHA 57, MIL 46, ANA 32
JOE OLIVER 691 CIN 691, MIL 91, DET 48, PIT 44, SEA 29
TOM PAGNOZZI 736 SLN 736
TONY PENA 539 BOS 539, CLE 198, CHA 30, HOU 8
MIKE PIAZZA 700 LAN 700, NYN 236, FLO 4
JEFF REED 324 COL 324, CIN 165, SFN 112, CHN 49
IVAN RODRIGUEZ 1133 TEX 1133
BENITO SANTIAGO 352 SDN 352, FLO 233, PHI 114, TOR 110, CHN 107, CIN 75
SCOTT SERVAIS 408 CHN 408, HOU 275, SFN 62
TERRY STEINBACH 751 OAK 751, MIN 331
EDDIE TAUBENSEE 534 CIN 534, HOU 198, CLE 25
DAN WILSON 704 SEA 704, CIN 44

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 1990s

  • Ivan Rodriguez (TEX) was selected as the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1999.
  • Ivan Rodriguez was selected the most times (8) for the American League All-Star team in the decade.
  • Mike Piazza was selected the most times (7) for the National League All-Star team in the decade.
  • Ivan Rodriguez had the most A.L. Gold Glove Awards (8) in the decade
  • Charles Johnson had the most N.L. Gold Glove Awards (4) in the decade
  • Ivan Rodriguez had the most A.L. Silver Slugger Awards (6) in the decade.
  • Mike Piazza had the most N.L. Silver Slugger Awards (7) in the decade.
  • Ivan Rodriguez won both the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger awards in the same year 6 times.
  • Three catchers won Rookie of the Year Awards: Sandy Alomar Jr. 1990 [BBWAA, Sporting News & BB Digest]; Mike Piazza 1993 [BBWAA, Sporting News & BB Digest]; and Jason Kendall 1996 [Sporting News & BB Digest].
  • Mike Piazza had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 240.
  • Joe Girardi had the most triples for a catcher in the decade with 23
  • Ivan Rodriguez had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 261
  • Mike Piazza had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .329
  • Ivan Rodriguez caught the most games in the decade: 1,133
  • Pat Borders caught for the most teams (7) in the decade.
  • Ivan Rodriguez caught the most innings in the decade: 9,516
  • Ivan Rodriguez had the most putouts in the decade: 6,773
  • There were 31 no-hitters caught and 4 of them were Perfect Games: Ron Hassey/Dennis Martinez; Ivan Rodriguez/Kenny Rogers; Jorge Posada/David Wells; and Joe Girardi/David Cone.

February 2012

There were 170 career catchers in the decade of the 1920s on 16 different teams. The A.L. had 8 teams (Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, and the Washington Senators). The N.L. had 8 teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the St. Louis Cardinals).

Besides the 170 career catchers in the decade there were 9 "other position" players who caught a total of 88 games.

The longest tenure (10 years) among the 170 catchers was shared by 8 catchers but only Cy Perkins (PHA )had ten years with the same team. The 170 catchers caught 28,518 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 1920s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 1920 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 1920 Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
JOHNNY BASSLER 730 DET 730
MICKEY COCHRANE 636 PHA 636
HANK DEBERRY 511 BRO 511
JOHNNY GOOCH 653 PIT 529, CIN 86, BRO 38
BUBBLES HARGRAVE 686 CIN 686
GABBY HARTNETT 614 CHN 614
BUTCH HENLINE 601 PHI 475, BRO 126
GLENN MYATT 443 CLE 394, PHA 49
BOB O'FARRELL 937 CHN 485, SLN 305, NYG 147
MICKEY O'NEIL 643 BSN 549, BRO 74, NYG 16, WAS 4
STEVE O'NEILL 687 CLE 494, BOS 92, SLA 70, NYA 31
CY PERKINS 917 PHA 917
VAL PICINICH 698 CIN 240, BOS 207, WAS 166, BRO 1
MUDDY RUEL 1115 WAS 814, BOS 221, NYA 80
RAY SCHALK 822 CHA 817, NYG 5
WALLY SCHANG 895 NYA 498, SLA 324, BOS 73
WALTER SCHMIDT 427 PIT 396, SLN 31
HANK SEVEREID 744 SLA 653, WAS 51, NYA 40
LUKE SEWELL 665 CLE 665
EARL SMITH 700 PIT 318, NYG 247, SLN 68, BSN 67
FRANK SNYDER 717 NYG 655, SLN 62
ZACK TAYLOR 768 BRO 318, BSN 305, NYG 81, CHN 64
JIMMIE WILSON 702 PHI 463, SLN 239
IVEY WINGO 462 CIN 462
LARRY WOODALL 484 DET 484

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 1920s

  • Bob O'Farrell (SLN) was selected as the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1926.
  • Mickey Cochrane (PHA) was selected as the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1928.
  • Bubbles Hargrave (CIN) won the National League Batting Championship Award in 1926 with a .353 average, the very first catcher ever to have done so.
  • Gabby Hartnett had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 81.
  • Bubbles Hargrave had the most triples for a catcher in the decade with 57
  • Muddy Ruel had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 433
  • Mickey Cochrane had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .314
  • Muddy Ruel caught the most games in the decade: 1,115
  • Five catchers tied for catching for the most teams (4) in the decade [Mickey O'Neil, Steve O'Neil, Val Picinich, Earl Smith, & Zack Taylor].
  • Muddy Ruel caught the most innings in the decade: 5,698
  • Muddy Ruel had the most putouts in the decade: 4,273
  • On October 1, 1921 Ray Schalk (Chicago White Sox) is the first and only catcher to make a putout at every single base.

January 2012

There were 213 career catchers in the decade of the 1980s on 26 different teams. The A.L. had 14 teams (Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and the Toronto Blue Jays). The N.L. had 12 teams (Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and the St. Louis Cardinals).

Besides the 213 career catchers in the decade there were 48 "other position" players who caught a total of 1,141 games.

The longest tenure among the 213 catchers was shared by: Ernie Whitt (TOR); Mike Scioscia (LAN); Rich Gedman (BOS); Bruce Benedict (ATL); and Alan Ashby (HOU) with ten years each on the same team. The 213 catchers caught 46,765 games; The Top 25 Catchers of the 1980s (number of games caught during the decade) are presented below along with their teams and the number of games caught for each team:

[Click On 1980 CATCHERS to see more about these Top 25 1980 Backstops and who did what and who ranks Number One.]

Catcher GC Teams & Games Caught
ALAN ASHBY 796 HOU 796
BRUCE BENEDICT 873 ATL 873
BOB BOONE 1303 CAL 961, PHI 213, KCA 129
BOB BRENLY 705 SFN 692, TOR 13
GARY CARTER 1255 MON 689, NYN 566
RICK CERONE 871 NYA 532, BOS 180, ATL 91, MIL 68
JODY DAVIS 1035 CHN 961, ATL 74
RICK DEMPSEY 1009 BAL 814, LAN 136, CLE 59
BO DIAZ 904 CIN 453, PHI 325, CLE 126
CARLTON FISK 1050 BOS 115, CHA 935
RICH GEDMAN 848 BOS 848
RON HASSEY 761 CLE 431, OAK 169, NYA 120, CHA 35, CHN 6
MIKE HEATH 866 OAK 515, DET 288, SLN 63
TERRY KENNEDY 1175 SDN 792, BAL 221, SFN 121, SLN 41
TIM LAUDNER 657 MIN 657
LANCE PARRISH 1172 DET 806, PHI 244, CAL 122
TONY PENA 1175 PIT 787, SLN 388
DARRELL PORTER 613 SLN 500, TEX 32, KCA 81
MIKE SCIOSCIA 1040 LAN 1040
DON SLAUGHT 722 TEX 278, KCA 245, NYA 199
JIM SUNDBERG 1053 TEX 621, KCA 246, CHN 77, MIL 109
ALEX TREVINO 662 CIN 183, NYN 131, LAN 108, HOU 106, ATL 79, SFN 55
OZZIE VIRGIL JR. 675 PHI 345, ATL 329, TOR 1
ERNIE WHITT 1144 TOR 1144
BUTCH WYNEGAR 691 NYA 434, MIN 203, CAL 54

A Few Tidbits About the Catchers of the 1980s

  • Rick Ferrell was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1984 by the Veterans Committee.
  • Ernie Lombardi was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1986 by the Veterans Committee.
  • Johnny Bench was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1989 by the Baseball Writers' Assn.
  • Benito Santiago (SD)was selected as the BBWAA Rookie of the Year and the The Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 1987.
  • Bob Boone won the American League Gold Glove Award 5 times.
  • Gary Carter and Tony Pena each won the National League Gold Glove Award 3 times.
  • Lance Parrish won the American League Silver Slugger Award 4 times.
  • Gary Carter won both the National League Silver Slugger Award and the Gold Glove Award in the same year 2 times (1981-1982).
  • Benito Santiago won both the National League Silver Slugger Award and the Gold Glove Award in the same year (1988).
  • Lance Parrish won both the American League Silver Slugger Award and the Gold Glove Award in the same year 2 times (1983-1984).
  • Gary Carter was selected the most times (9) for the N.L. All Star Game.
  • Lance Parrish was selected the most times (6) for the A.L. All Star Game.
  • Lance Parrish had the most homeruns for a catcher in the decade with 225.
  • Lance Parrish had the most triples for a catcher in the decade with 20
  • Gary Carter had the most RBIs for a catcher in the decade with 800
  • Tony Pena had the highest catcher Batting Average in the decade with .274
  • Bob Boone caught the most games: 1,303
  • Alex Trevino caught for the most teams (6 - CIN, NYN, LAN, HOU, ATL, SFN).