Pitchers “Pitching Around” & Catchers “Catching Around”

Last time we listed the pitcher/catcher combos with the most game starts in history.  Now let’s see if some of those same pitchers and catchers were tossing the old ball around with lots of other batterymates.

Here are the pitchers who have started games with at least 30 different catchers in their career:

PITCHER # Catchers Starts Starts/Catcher
Frank Tanana 42 616 14.7
Mike Morgan 42 411 9.8
David Wells 40 489 12.2
Danny Darwin 39 371 9.5
Tommy John 39 700 17.9
Bill Lee 37 604 16.3
Bobo Newsom 37 483 13.1
Nolan Ryan 36 773 21.5
Terry Mulholland 36 332 9.2
Gaylord Perry 35 690 19.7
Jamie Moyer 35 628 17.9
Mike Torrez 35 458 13.1
Doyle Alexander 33 464 14.1
Bert Blyleven 32 685 21.4
Dennis Martinez 32 562 17.6
Don Sutton 32 756 23.6
Joe Niekro 32 500 15.6
Steve Carlton 32 709 22.2
Livan Hernandez 31 474 15.3
Freddie Fitzsimmons 30 424 14.1
Jerry Reuss 30 548 18.3
Kenny Rogers 30 474 15.8
Roger Clemens 30 707 23.6
Tom Zachary 30 408 13.6
Waite Hoyt 30 425 14.2
Woodie Fryman 30 322 10.7

Here are the backstops for the pitching leaders:

Frank Tanana: Adrian Garrett, Andy Allanson, Andy Etchebarren, Bob Johnson, Bob Melvin, Brian Downing, Chad Kreuter, Charlie O’Brien, Charlie Sands, Dan Whitmer, Dave Engle, Dave F. Schmidt, Dave Skaggs, Don Slaught, Don Werner, Donnie Scott, Dwight Lowry, Ed Herrmann, Ellie Rodriguez, Gary Allenson, Glenn Brummer, Ike Hampton, Jeff Torborg, Jim Sundberg, Lance Parrish, Mark Salas, Marty Castillo, Marv Foley, Matt Nokes, Matt Sinatro, Mickey Tettleton, Mike Heath, Mike Stanley, Ned Yost, Orlando Mercado, Rich Gedman, Rick Stelmaszek, Stan Cliburn, Terry Humphrey, Todd Hundley, Tom Donohue, Tom Egan

Mike Morgan: Barry Foote, Bob Kearney, Bobby Ramos, Brook Fordyce, Buck Martinez, Butch Wynegar, Carl Nichols, Carlos Hernandez, Damian Miller, Danny Sheaffer, Dave Valle, Ed Taubensee, Ernie Whitt, Gary Carter, Gregg Zaun, Hector Villanueva, Ivan Rodriguez, Javier Valentin, Jeff Newman, Jim Essian, Joe Girardi, Joe Oliver, Kelly Stinnett, Mark Parent, Matt Walbeck, Mickey Tettleton, Mike Heath, Mike Scioscia, Rick Cerone, Rick Dempsey, Rick Wilkins, Rod Barajas, Scott Bradley, Scott Hemond,
Scott Servais, Steve Lake, Steve Yeager, Terry Kennedy, Terry Steinbach, Todd Pratt
Tom Pagnozzi, Tyler Houston

Here are the catchers who have been the backstops to at least 75 different starting pitchers (sorry, we can’t list all 123 pitchers for Messrs. Santiago and Rodriguez):

CATCHER # Pitchers
Benito Santiago 123
Ivan Rodriguez 123
Rollie Hemsley 117
Sandy Alomar 115
Rick Cerone 108
Gregg Zaun 107
Hal Smith 107
Brent Mayne 105
Don Slaught 102
Brad Ausmus 98
Greg Myers 96
Lance Parrish 95
Charles Johnson 94
Gus Mancuso 94
Jason Kendall 94
Carlton Fisk 93
Kelly Stinnett 93
John Flaherty 92
Ernie Lombardi 91
Jim Sundberg 91
Paul Bako 91
Walker Cooper 90
Al Lopez 89
Joe Girardi 89
Frankie Hayes 88
Spud Davis 87
Gary Carter 86
Henry Blanco 86
Jeff Reed 86
Chad Kreuter 85
Pat Borders 85
Ray Mueller 83
Bob O’Farrell 82
Rod Barajas 82
Smoky Burgess 82
Jimmie Wilson 81
Tony Pena 81
Bob Boone 80
Joe Oliver 80
Rick Ferrell 80
Milt May 79
Phil Masi 79
Sherm Lollar 79
Jason LaRue 78
Terry Kennedy 78
Jim Hegan 77
Ted Simmons 77
Jorge Fabregas 76
Junior Ortiz 76
Mickey Owen 76
Todd Pratt 75
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