Originally posted by Marc Wallace View Post
When we consider baseball’s all-time greatest pitcher/catcher combinations, legendary batteries like Grove and Cochrane, Ford and Berra, Seaver and Bench spring to mind.
These storied pairs immediately prompt one to conjure other imaginary match-ups, players drawn from every era of baseball who might be combined as duos. Here then is a list of 50 pairs of actual pitchers and catchers combined as all-time, fantasy battery mates. Though they’re unlikely to ever mount any brilliant plays on the field, hopefully they will provide some memorable plays on words.

(Note: All pitchers and catchers listed are documented on Baseball Almanac as major leaguers who’ve played baseball, however briefly, sometime since the late 19th Century.)

Billy Muffett
Clyde Klutz

Adam Eaton
Don Crow

Tim Drew
Coonie Blank

John Striker
Chink Outen

Colter Bean
Jim Ball

Joe Black
Bert Blue

Drew Stubbs
Barry Foote

Bill Crouch
Jim Stoops

Johnny Couch
Jack Crouch

John Rocker
Robby Hammock

Renyel Pinto
Henry Mercedes

Ossie France
Hugh Poland

Travis Harper
Dave Valle

Jacob Turner
Harry Cheek

Frank Viola
David Sax

Eric Knott
Tom Needham

JJ Putz
Brian Downing

Charlie Chech
Kevin Cash

Rocky Cherry
Herman Pitz

Pete Hamm
Johnny Berger

Luke French
Jerry Fry

Colter Bean
Herman Franks

Doc Gooden
Rick Sweet

Dean Smyly
Jim Gladd

Jack Bliss
Ed Hug

Jim Murray
Steve Christmas

John Costello
Fred Abbott

Clayton Richard
Russ Nixon

Willard Nixon
Sam Agnew

Mike Marshall
Packy Dillon

Jarrod Parker
Buster Posey

John Buck
Mack Wheat

Jim Golden
Jack Shepard

John Maine
Gabby Street

Chris Waters
Tom Dowse

Gregg Tubbs
Bill Bathe

Chris Bootcheck
Jack Bellman

Mark Clear
Joe Crisp

Harry Child
Mark Parent

John Valentine
Tyler Flowers

Ron Darling
Paul Casanova

Dick Pole
Ray Katt

Jim Kaat
Frank House

Walter Masters
Rob Johnson

Chief Bender
Alan Knicely

R.A. Dickey
Branch Rickey

Rollie Fingers
Bill Dickey

Mel Harder
George Dickey

Chris Getz
John Clapp

…And last but not least, at least not until very late in extra innings—

Danny Cox
Tony Suck