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June 9, 2009
A 17-year MLB veteran, Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus has the fifth-most career games caught (1,927) in MLB history. Noted especially for his defensive prowess, Ausmus won the Gold Glove award in 2001, 2002 and 2006 and has the third-best career fielding percentage for a catcher all time (.994). Ausmus is also notable for never having been on the disabled list in his career since making his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 1993. He was a basketball and baseball star at Cheshire High School. He attended Dartmouth College, though he did not play for the team because he had been drafted by the New York Yankees. Instead, he was the Big Green's bullpen catcher and a volunteer coach.