The Yankees have a rich history of great catchers throughout their franchise history. Starting with Bill Dickey to now with Jorge Posada.
My favorite and the most famous of all Yankee catchers, Yogi Berra who was the heart and soul of the franchise for many years. He also had a small coaching tenure with the Yankees. He remains a frequent attendent to Yankees games.
This list will give a few more names who were great catchers for this team. They are not ranked in any order, I will leave that up to you to decide. Please leave any comments you might have.
Bill was one of the first of the great catchers that the Yankees have had. His offensive production was overshadowed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, but he posted four consecutive seasons with 20 or more homers and 100 or more RBI.
He played in eight World Series and won seven of them. His 38 games caught is a World Series record. He played his entire career with the Yankees and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954.
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One of the most under rated leaders and catchers in the game. Jorge has played his entire 15 year career as a Yankee.
He was a major part to the Yankees success in the late 90's. He won three of the four World Series the Yankees won in the most recent dynasty. The five time All Star has also won five Silver Slugger awards.
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He was the first African American ever on the Yankees roster. He played 12 seasons in pinstripes before being traded to Boston.
He won the 1963 MVP award and was a 9 time All Star. While with the Yanks he won 4 World Series and had 5 home runs to go with 19 RBI in the postseason.
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Yogi was one of the most famous and recognized players of his time, and remains popular today, appearing in many TV commercials through the years.
He is also famous for his "yogiisms", the most used one is "It ain't over 'til it's over". He holds the record for most World Series victories by a single player, he has enough rings for all of his fingers including his thumbs.
He won three MVP awards and was a 15 time All Star. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1972. He will always be the most beloved catcher in Yankees history.
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One of the greatest leaders of his time, and also one of the Captains of the Yankees.
He was the rookie of the year in 1970, and won the MVP in 1976. He won two championships with New York in 1977 and 1978. He died in a plane crash on August 2, 1979.
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