Having just started their 113th major league season, the Boston Red Sox are one of the proudest organizations in all of baseball with a long line of excellent players. Backstops have been among their most important players, and Boston has had some of the greatest catchers in the game during their team history.
Playing catcher is physically demanding and a thankless job, as they spend the bulk of the game crouched in the dirt guiding the pitching staff. Despite doing the grunt work, they can also contribute in many other facets of the game.
Boston has been blessed with many fine players over the years. In particular, they have had some true greats behind the plate.
Click through to see the five greatest catchers in the history of the Red Sox.