The 9 Best Catchers of All Time

There are only 18 Major League Baseball (MLB) catchers in the Hall of Fame but true baseball fans know the list of the best catchers of all time is much longer. Many famous catchers are remembered for their role in leading their teams to victory. Some excel more at the plate than the field, and vice versa, but the top catchers of all time have been great no matter their position. Below is a compilation of who we consider the best catchers in MLB history.

1. Johnny Bench

When a player is elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, you know he is considered one of the greatest catchers of all time. Many consider Johnny Bench the best catcher in MLB history. A 16-year career (1967 – 1983) with the Cincinnati Reds saw Johnny Bench inducted as a Hall of Famer in 1989. The ‘“Little General” of the Big Red Machine led his team to two World Series wins in the mid-70s and in the process collected two NL MVP awards, 14 selections to the All-Star Game, 10 Gold Gloves and a Rookie of the Year award. ... Read More

Hall of Fame Catcher Ivan Rodriguez Ridgewood, NJ Appearance and Book Signing – Jul 25


RIDGEWOOD, NJ – MLB Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez will make an appearance in Ridgewood, NJ for a book signing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Ivan Rodriguez will meet and greet fans and sign copies of his new book, They Call Me Pudge: My Life Playing the Game I Love at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at Bookends Bookstore, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Source: Bookends ... Read More

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame For 2017

The Baseball Writers of America Association (BBWAA) released its results for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame. The players to be enshrined for 2017 are Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. The announcement was made on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ... Read More

Tim Raines Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez Elected Into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA

Tim Raines Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2017. The results were released yesterday by the Baseball Writers of America Association (BBWAA) in an announcement at 6:00 p.m. EST. ... Read More

Join MLB Catcher Iván Rodríguez at the Econo Ivan Rodriguez Baseball ProCamp

Join former All-Star Catcher and Puerto Rico Native Iván Rodríguez at the Econo Iván Rodríguez Baseball ProCamp in partnership with P&G. The date is February 7, 2015 and the location is at the Raiders Baseball Academy, Calle Barcelona, Bayamon, PR. Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 12. Cost: $0. Source:

Photo shows former Tigers’ and All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez where he threw out the first pitch from home plate to second base at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit on August 2, 2014.

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Retired MLB Catcher Ivan Rodriguez to Appear at Glory Days Memorabilia Private Autograph Signing Event

WINDSOR, CA. — Retired MLB catcher Ivan Rodriguez will appear on November 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Glory Days Memorabilia Autograph Signing event located at 513 David Clayton Ln., Windsor, CA. Source: SFGate.

Photo shows former Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez on Aug, 2, 2014 at Comerica Park.

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