San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Catchers in Team History
By Michael Saltzman
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2. Buck Ewing (1883-1892)
Wins Above Replacement: 33.2
Ewing played nine seasons with the Giants. The Hall of Fame catcher played 18 seasons in Major League baseball. His best season with the Giants was in 1888, with a WAR of 4.8. For all nine seasons of his Giants career, he averaged over a 3 Win season, along with five seasons over 4.
Overall, he played 751 career games at catcher in New York and had a career slashline with the Giants of .293/.403/.393 for an OPS of .795.