I have decided to start a series running down the top players at each position in each team's history. I began with catcher.
The only restriction was that only the stats that the player had for the team he is representing will be considered.
For example, take the case of Joe Torre. He played out his impressive career mainly for the Braves and Cardinals. Although he might have had a better career than the player I chose from the Braves, he did not have a better Braves career.
To be honest, I was surprised at how many teams with lengthy histories had such a sparse selection of above-average catchers, with perhaps the most surprising being the Giants, who I had to go back to the 1880s for.
One man, Carlton Fisk, appears on this list twice, which I found impressive. Will there be anyone else that appears twice in this series?
So without further ado, we will start with the list. I hope this sparks some debate, and I look forward to reading your comments.