1. JOHNNY BENCH
No one was better at blocking pitches in the dirt or throwing out runners.
2. JIM HEGAN
Masterfully handled the extraordinary Cleveland staffs in the late 1940s and early '50s.
3. BOB BOONE
Brilliant at calling games, and only Carlton Fisk caught in more than he did.
TODAY'S BEST CATCHERS
1. CHARLES JOHNSON, MARLINS
First rookie catcher since Bench to win a Gold Glove.
2. IVAN RODRIGUEZ, RANGERS
Has best arm in baseball.
3. DAN WILSON, MARINERS
Threw out 34% of runners last season.