Q: Is a catcher also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket? ¶
A: Yes, for the catcher position equivalent, see wicket keeper.
Q: Is a catcher the only defensive player who is allowed to be in foul territory when a pitch is thrown? ¶
Q: Is a catcher then informally referred to as that pitcher's personal catcher? ¶
Q: Are catchers often able to play first base and less commonly third base? ¶
Q: Are catchers normally asked to rest relatively frequently? ¶
Q: Are catchers often used for pitchers that specialize in throwing knuckleballs? ¶
A: Yes, and due to the difficulty of catching such an inconsistent and erratic pitch.
Q: Is a catcher considered a captain on the field? ¶
A: Yes, and he is often in charge of planning defensive plays.
Q: Were catchers common? ¶
Q: Was a catcher capable of fielding them? ¶
Q: Is a catcher a position for a baseball or softball player? ¶
Q: Is a catcher usually the first to notice the tendencies? ¶
A: Yes, and quirks, and peculiarities of each home-plate umpire.
Q: Is a catcher often obliged to catch a ball thrown from a fielder and to tag out a runner arriving from third base? ¶
Q: Is a catcher the most physically demanding position in baseball? ¶
A: Yes, and more so than the pitcher.
Q: Is a catcher similar to that of the wicket-keeper in cricket? ¶
Q: Are catchers also represented in a number of other Baseball Halls of Fame around the world? ¶
A: Yes, such as in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame or the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
Q: Is a catcher unable to play cleanly? ¶
Q: Is a catcher the only player on the field who is allowed to use this type of mitt? ¶
Q: Are catchers because left-handed players with strong throwing arms are almost always encouraged? ¶
A: Yes, and at an early age, to become pitchers.
Q: Was a catcher generally allowed in the major leagues until the beginning of the 2014 season? ¶
A: Yes, and little league, high school, and college runners are encouraged or mandated to avoid significant contact.
Q: Is a catcher also called upon to master many other skills in order to field the position well? ¶
Q: Are catchers moved to other positions in order to preserve their running speed? ¶
A: Yes, and increase their availability for games, and take advantage of their prowess with the bat.