Catcher's hit totals as catchers
Posted 25 September 2020 - 06:49 AM
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.
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.