Catcher Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old catcher quotes, catcher sayings, and catcher proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.

Casey Stengel

You have to have a catcher because if you don’t you’re likely to have a lot of passed balls.

Casey Stengel

A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.

Johnny Bench

The catcher is in the middle of everything. He sees it best.     

Johnny Bench

A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.     

Bill Dickey

A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one.     

Miller Huggins

You can tell he cares more about catching than he does hitting, and you really respect that in a catcher.

Robert Fick

When a catcher has to use his thumb to give signs, that means the pitcher has more than four pitches.

Tim McCarver

The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they are running.

Joe Garagiola

As a catcher, you can't be afraid. You gotta make fast decisions.     

Joe Garagiola

The great thing about catchers is that they do a lot of different things, and they're basically overlooked.     

Roger Angell

The catcher is a groundhog. He's a guy squatting down, digging for the ball in the dirt, and sweating under a pile of uncomfortable protective gear while his knees creak.     

Joe Garagiola

A bad catcher can make a great staff average. And a good catcher can make an average staff great.

Robby Wine