baseball The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

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List Rules Only pro baseball players who played primarily center field for their careers and are known as center fielders

Who are the greatest centerfielders of all time? Looking at this list, which includes some of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game, it's hard not to be awe struck by the incredible defensive talent. On top of that, nearly all of the outstanding centerfielders here are also among the best hitters in MLB history. Vote for the players that you believe were the best center fielders ever, and add any that might be missing. Also, you can re-rank this list to your liking. A great center fielder is without a doubt one of the premiere defensive players on any baseball team. They must be incredibly alert and athletic, because they've got a lot of territory to protect. In short, the centerfielder gets a lot of action. It's not just speed, though: The best center fielders also possess great arm strength and accuracy. Many of the best centerfielders in Major League Baseball history (past and present) have some of the strongest throwing arms in baseball, ever. Sure, they make the routine plays that get outs for their teams, but they also astound occasionally with incredible, spectacular catches.

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Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman Center fielder

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Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder Left fielder

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Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

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Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder

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Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

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Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder Center fielder

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Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

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Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder Center fielder

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Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andruw Jones Designated hitter, Right fielder Outfielder

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Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

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Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

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Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kenny Lofton Center fielder

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Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Hamilton Outfielder

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Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

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Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder Center fielder

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Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

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Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Vada Pinson Outfielder, Center fielder

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Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Larry Doby Manager, Outfielder Center fielder

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Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

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Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Eric Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

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Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

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Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andy Van Slyke Outfielder, Center fielder

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Brett Butler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Brett Butler Center fielder

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Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

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Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

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Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Edd Roush Outfielder, Center fielder

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Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hugh Duffy Manager, Outfielder Center fielder

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Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

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César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

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Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder Left fielder

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Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

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Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Curt Flood Outfielder, Center fielder

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Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder Left fielder

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César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

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Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Max Carey Outfielder, Center fielder

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Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder Center fielder

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Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

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Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Adam Jones Center fielder

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Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Garry Maddox Outfielder, Center fielder

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Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Paul Blair Outfielder, Center fielder

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Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Lloyd Waner Outfielder, Center fielder