Why a Catcher Is the Key to Building a Successful Team

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Why a Catcher Is the Key to Building a Successful Team
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As a child and the lone girl on my Little League team, there was nothing more enticing than the dream of being able to be the team's catcher. All that equipment looked so legit and there was something appealing about taking two out check swings while wearing shinguards. After all, no Little Leaguer wants to wait for a slowpoke catcher.

As I grew up and my baseball knowledge expanded, I became aware that there were a whole lot of reasons that made catchers cool that had nothing to do with all that awesome extra equipment.

If you think there is a position more imperative to a team's success than a great catcher, maybe this will change your mind.

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