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San Francisco Giants: 10 best catchers in franchise history

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 14: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a Brandon Crawford two-run rbi double against the Cincinnati Reds in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 14: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a Brandon Crawford two-run rbi double against the Cincinnati Reds in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD – APRIL 20: A catcher’s mitt sits on the grass before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 20, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD – APRIL 20: A catcher’s mitt sits on the grass before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 20, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5. Harry Danning (1933-1942)

Stats: 104 OPS+, .285/.330/.415, 847 H, 57 HR, 397 RBI, 363 R
WAR: 15.5 rWAR/14.3 fWAR
Accolades: 4x All-Star
WS Titles: 0

Danning made the NL All-Star team four years in a row from 1938 to 1941.

His best season came in 1939 when he hit .313/.359/.479 with 28 doubles, 16 home runs and 74 RBI, while also throwing out 45 percent of base-stealers en route to 4.1 WAR and a ninth-place finish in NL MVP voting.

He then finished seventh in the voting the following season when he hit .300/.349/.454 with 34 doubles, 13 home runs and 91 RBI while tallying 3.9 WAR.

His playing career ended after his age-30 season in 1942 when he entered the military.

Danning received one Hall of Fame vote in 1958 and 1960.

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