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Catcher's hit totals as catchers

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#1 cardsfan


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 06:49 AM

As Molina had his 2000 hit last night who are the hit leaders when appearing as a catcher? This is what someone posted.
Ivan Rodriguez - 2749
Jason Kendall - 2160
Carlton Fisk - 2145
Yadier Molina - 1978
AJ Pierzynski - 1971
Ted Simmons - 1908
Gary Carter - 1907
Mike Piazza - 1906
Bill Dickey - 1896
Yogi Berra - 1765
Gaby Hartner - 1738
Johnny Bench - 1646
Joe Mauer - 1118

I don't think Mauer gets in the HOF for several years with that number of hits because others like Madlock won 3 or more batting titles.

Can Molina get 183 hits to be number 2 in hits for catchers? The catcher is the middle linebacker of the defense though he can't run very well.

He will be back next year. Never forgot his HR in Game 7 in New York in the 9th inning that broke a tie in the 2006 NLCS which led to a WS title and in the bottom of the 9th called for an unhittable curve ball striking out Beltran with the bases loaded.

#2 AceWrigley


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:40 AM

I think Yadi gets into the HOF for Gold Glove defense, durability & longevity, and 10 years of post season excellence. Interesting: His no. 1 comp at BB Ref is A.J. Gotta love it.