Roger Bresnahan Baltimore Orioles 1901-1902, New York Giants 1902-08, Cardinals 1909-12, Cubs 1900, 1913-15, Washington Senators During the course of his brilliant 17-year career, the muscular, 5ft 9 inches, 200 lbs, Roger Bresnahan was acknowledged as baseball's top catcher. He was a confident, hard playing team leader noted for his strong throwing arm, compelling defense and ability to stand muster behind home plate. In his first full season in 1901, Bresnahan hit .268 for the Baltimore Orioles and was considered manager John McGraw's right-hand man while catching for the New York Giants in the early 1900s. Roger Bresnahan hit .279 lifetime with 315 extra base hits.
Baseball Historian In 1945 Roger Bresnahan was the first catcher to be elected to the Hall of Fame.