Catchers by Gypsy

Champion(s):

JeziorskiM
I was told we didn't have to prepare anything.


Runner(s)-Up:

Pelc
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley


Quiz Description

I love A.J. and hate Ivan. But what do I know? Here are some questions about MLB catchers.

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1 JeziorskiM 530 98 15
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4 Ryno23 410 92 15
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Questions:

He hit 427 career homeruns, a record 396 of which were hit as catcher.

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Mike Piazza

He caught Don Larsen's World Series perfect game in 1956.

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Yogi Berra

After a near-fatal head injury from a pitch, he left baseball and served in the United States Navy in World War II.

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Mickey Cochrane

In his career, he threw out a record 45.68% of all runners attempting to steal a base.

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Ivan Rodriguez (I meant during the time of Ivan Rodriguez's career, he held the record, but due to the unclear wording of the question, I'll also accept Roy Campanella, who has the all-time caught stealing record of anyone's career, with a 57.40%) (edited at 10:09 am, July 18, 2017 (CDT))

He hit a walk-off homerun in the 12th inning to send the 1975 World Series to Game 7.

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Carlton Fisk

He holds the record for the most grand slam homeruns by a catcher, at 10. He was also the first individual baseball player to appear on the front of a Wheaties box. (edited at 10:21 am, July 18, 2017 (CDT))

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Johnny Bench (Originally this question did not specify that he was the first individual player to appear on the "front" of a Wheaties box. As LorinBurte pointed out, Lou Gehrig was the first athlete on a Wheaties box. But he was on the back. And he wasn't a catcher.) (edited at 10:29 am, July 18, 2017 (CDT))

His eight World Series rings were behind only Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra . (edited at 11:41 am, July 17, 2017 (CDT))

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Bill Dickey

His manager said of this catcher, who caught both a no-hitter and a perfect game, "If you play against him, you hate him. If you play with him, you hate him a little less."

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A.J. Pierzynski

At the time of his retirement, he held the career records for catchers in homeruns, RBI, hits, doubles and most games played as a catcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

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Gabby Hartnett

He's the only catcher to win three MLB batting titles.

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Joe Mauer

He's the youngest of three brothers to play catcher in the majors. He is an eight-time All Star and two-time World Series Champion with eight Gold Gloves, four Platinum Gloves, and one Silver Slugger Award.

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Yadier Molina

This Hall of Famer said, "When I was 16 years old, my brother Frank said, 'You'd better become a catcher, because you're too big and fat to do anything else.' Well, I took his advice. It was a quick way to get to the big leagues, and I've never regretted it."

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Joe Torre