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January 30, 2009
BASEBALL: The Catchers and the Hall

My very large long-brewing project, my annual THT Hall of Fame column, is up in Part I today, on the post-1920 catchers.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:54 AM | Baseball 2009 | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

Curious - why is Roy Campanella absent from this list. Three time MVP and along with Yogi Berra considered the best catcher of his time-period. Finally, he is in Hall of Fame

Posted by: Melvin Adelman at January 31, 2009 8:16 AM

Campy is in Part II. His prime as a Major League catcher runs only 7 seasons from 1949-55.

Posted by: Crank at January 31, 2009 8:59 AM

This looks to be a great article, and I look forward to reading it.

Posted by: steve at January 31, 2009 10:34 PM

So I read the article. If you had to choose one catcher in baseball history for a team from scratch, who would it be? Does Piazza's offense outweigh his defensive liability? Would you go with the all around Bench or Berra? Seems to me these are the top three.

Posted by: steve at February 1, 2009 9:30 PM

Piazza was such a great hitter, but with other great hitters who could also play better D, I'd probably go with Bench. Berra and Cochrane were also really great players, though.

Posted by: Jerry at February 1, 2009 10:32 PM

Steve, you're forgetting Josh Gibson, but you're correct about the other three being the top tier.

Posted by: seth soothsayer at February 2, 2009 3:17 PM
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