Among the nine positions in baseball, the catcher is oftentimes the most overlooked.

For every pitch, there is someone behind the plate ready to catch the ball. A pitch is not released to the batter until after the pitcher receives a sign from the catcher.

Inning after inning, the catcher has the rough task of crouching in a very uncomfortable position that seems to take a toll after a while, as we see catchers traditionally regress late in the season.

When catchers struggle at the plate offensively, they can get a bad rap. However, historically they tend to take more pride in the defensive side of their game.

During baseball’s long history, some teams have had more memorable catchers than others. Here we list the top catcher in each team’s history.

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