Category Archives: catchers

  1. Johnny Bench

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    April 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

    Catcher, 1967-1983. Inducted 1986. Widely considered among the best catchers in baseball history, Bench spent his entire 17-year career with …
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  2. Smoky Burgess

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    February 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

    Catcher, 1955-1958. Inducted 1975. An All-Star in six seasons, including his first with the Reds. Began his Reds career as …
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  3. Bubbles Hargrave

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    November 27, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

    Catcher, 1921-1928.  Inducted 1962. Fine hitting catcher for most of the 1920s while also putting up strong defensive numbers.  Won …
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  4. Ernie Lombardi

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    October 31, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

    Catcher, 1933-1942.  Inducted 1958 (inaugural class). Won the National League MVP (the Reds’ first!) in 1938 and the NL batting …
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