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Catchers are often under-rated aspect of baseball teams. Learn who were some of the greatest Hall of Fame catchers in the history of the game.

Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi retired with the 4th highest career batting average among players who appeared in over 1,000 games as a catcher and those who saw him play insist his .306 mark would have been much higher if he had quicker speed.

Biz Mackey

Biz Mackey was a superb hitter and catcher who was better known for his mentoring skills. Learn more about Biz Mackey’s students and statistics. See more »

Louis Santop

Louis Santop is the first legendary batter, quite a feat considering he played in the deadball era. Learn about Louis Santop’s remarkable career. See more »

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk leads all catchers in lifetime home runs and games played. Learn about Fisk’s career records and election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. See more »

Gary Carter

Gary Carter set a National League record with 2,056 games caught. Learn about Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter’s career and see statistics. See more »

Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench ranks among the greatest catchers in baseball history with numerous Gold Glove and MVP awards. See Bench’s Hall of Fame statistics here. See more »

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra's good-natured charm concealed a deadly combination of power and accuracy. Learn more about this Hall of Fame hitter. See more »

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella was one of the pioneering players who led the integration of baseball. Learn more about this Hall of Fame catcher. See more »

Ernie Lombardi

During his first year of regular duty, Ernie Lombardi hit .303 and collected nine triples. Read about this Hall of Fame catcher. See his statistics. See more »

Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey caught every inning of every game during the Yankees eight World Series games. Read about this Hall of Fame catcher. See his statistics. See more »

Josh Gibson

Josh Gibson’s lifetime average is the highest in the Negro Leagues, at .354 or .440. Read more about this Hall of Fame catcher and see his statistics. See more »