Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Catcher has never been the most talented position on the field, often times filled with a player who has a focus on working with pitchers and defense rather than offense. In Indians history, there have been many popular and long tenured catchers, including the position player with the most years in a Tribe uniform in Indians history.  10. Harry Bemis - Years Starting Catcher - 1902-06 Bemis was Cleveland's first long-term catcher, coming in the franchises second season and staying for the next decade. Over that time, Bemis played well for a catcher, but started a trend for the Naps/Indians that continued through the next century with catcher being the weakest offensive position on the team. 9. Steve O'Neill - 1913-23 O'Neill had the longest non-injury marred carreer of any Indians catcher, but simply wasn't very good. In a day of high batting averages and little power, he had neither, batting just .265 over his career with 11 home runs in more than 1,300 games played...
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