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List of Famous Baseball Catchers

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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
Catcher
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Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman
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Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher, First baseman
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Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher
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Iván Rodrí... 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
Catcher
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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Designated hitter, Catcher
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Bob Boone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Manager, Catcher
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Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman
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Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Manager, Catcher, First baseman
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Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher, First baseman
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Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
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
Catcher
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Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Catcher
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Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Catchers
Left fielder, Catcher