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.
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For more than a decade, Johnny Bench was the best offensive and defensive catcher in the game of baseball. He led the NL in homers twice and RBIs three times. In his first year of eligibility, Bench was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
Until Johnny Bench came along, Gabby Hartnett was the greatest catcher in the history of the National League. A prototypical catcher, he couldnât run, would talk your ear off and lasted for years on a lot of bat and a lot more savvy.