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GASF Hall of Fame Catcher Discussion Thread

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GASF Hall of Fame Catcher Discussion Thread

Postby red cavalier » May 16th, 2020, 3:03 pm

Catchers in the Hall of Fame, 16 which just happens to be the number we need. Are these the right 16 though?

Johnny Bench
Gary Carter
Ivan Rodriguez
Carlton Fisk
Mike Piazza
Yogi Berra
Bill Dickey
Gabby Hartnett
Ted Simmons
Mickey Cochrane
Buck Ewing
Roger Bresnahan
Roy Campanella
Ernie Lombardi
Ray Schalk
Rick Ferrell

Here's a Link to the JAWS table for Catchers, so you can do some easy research. I like sabrmetrics but I know I can look at the dWAR component and say, that doesn't really jive with what I remembering seeing play out on the field. I am also skeptical of Gold Glove awards, prime example being Rafael Palmeiro winning the Gold Glove at 1B in 1999 when he only played 28 games there while DHing 128 games.

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Re: GASF Hall of Fame Catcher Discussion Thread

Postby red cavalier » May 18th, 2020, 10:14 am

It looks to me that the following players merit serious consideration for becoming members of the GASF Hall of Fame

Johnny Bench
Gary Carter
Ivan Rodriguez
Carlton Fisk
Mike Piazza
Yogi Berra
Bill Dickey
Gabby Hartnett
Ted Simmons
Mickey Cochrane
Thurman Munson
Gene Tenace
Buck Ewing
Bill Freehan
Wally Schang
Jorge Posada
Roger Bresnahan

These players merit some consideration as well:
Darrell Porter
Roy Campanella
Jim Sundberg
Lance Parrish
Ernie Lombardi
Ray Schalk
Rick Ferrell
Javy Lopez
Mickey Tettleton
Manny Sanguillen
Elston Howard
Del Crandall

A few active and recently retired players that will merit consideration in the future:
Joe Mauer (Just under 50% of games started at Catcher, but the rest is split between 1B and DH)
Yadier Molina
Buster Posey
Russell Martin
Victor Martinez (Actually started more games at DH than played at Catcher)

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