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List of the most famous catchers, with pictures of the players when available. This list of greatest catchers is listed by popularity, so the most recognizable catchers are at the top of the list. People often debate over who the best catcher of all time is, so use this list to see who you might want to put in the running for that title. The historic catchers below may be currently active, while others have long retired from the game. Some of these players may be utility players, meaning they didn't always play catcher during their time in the MLB.

Examples of items on this list include Mike Piazza and Yogi Berra.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best catchers of all time?" and "Who are the greatest MLB catchers?"

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Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Mike Piazza Catcher

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Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

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Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Gary Carter Catcher

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Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

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Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Yadier Molina Catcher

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José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
José Reyes Catcher

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Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Carlton Fisk Catcher

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Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Johnny Bench Catcher

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Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Bill Dickey Catcher

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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

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Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

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Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers

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Roy Campanella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Roy Campanella Catcher

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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

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Bob Boone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Bob Boone Manager, Catcher

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Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

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Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

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Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Thurman Munson Catcher

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Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

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Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Bill Freehan Catcher

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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Benito Santiago Catcher

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A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers

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Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Gabby Hartnett Catcher

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Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Carlos Ruiz Catcher

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Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

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Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Brian McCann Catcher

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Ernie Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Ernie Lombardi Catcher

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Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Jerry Grote Catcher

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Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Jorge Posada Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

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Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Joe Girardi Manager, Catcher

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Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Lance Parrish Catcher

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Paul Lo Duca is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Paul Lo Duca Catcher

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Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Ray Schalk Catcher

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Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Mike Sweeney Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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Brian Downing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Brian Downing Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Jason Varitek Catcher

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Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Mike Scioscia Manager, Catcher

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Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

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Darren Daulton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Darren Daulton Catcher

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Catcher, First baseman

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Miguel Montero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Miguel Montero Catcher

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Matt Wieters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Matt Wieters Catcher

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Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Darrell Porter Catcher

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Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers

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Jason Kendall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Jason Kendall Catcher

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Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Randy Hundley Catcher

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Rick Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Rick Ferrell Catcher

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John Stearns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
John Stearns Catcher

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B. J. Surhoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
B. J. Surhoff Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder