Top 20 Greatest Catchers of All-Time

20. Buck Ewing

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A trailblazer. Buck Ewing set the standard for the modern catcher in the late 19th century. What made Ewing stand out wasn’t just his impressive .303 career batting average or his 354 stolen bases — it was his revolutionary approach to playing catcher. Ewing was among the first to crouch directly behind the batter, significantly improving the efficiency of throwing out base runners — a tactic that has become a fundamental aspect of the position.