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.
list ordered by

1
1,143 265
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
855 207
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
962 405
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
953 536
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
705 305
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
936 767
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
640 142
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
613 140
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
801 735
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
505 111
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
607 206
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
317 55
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
223 77
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
293 516
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
261 288
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

16
336 450
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

17
146 81
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
449 547
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

19
205 252
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

20
174 274
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
178 269
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

22
268 253
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
170 169
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

24
141 161
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

25
141 64
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

26
173 201
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

27
116 137
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

28
84 69
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

29
130 125
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
84 133
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

31
78 132
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

32
100 111
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
wallje added Outfielder, Center fielder

33
66 101
Brett Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

34
56 107
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

35
86 81
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

36
68 90
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
84 75
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

38
81 68
Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
51 80
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

40
56 59
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
95 69
Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
joe-scott added

42
48 87
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

43
89 66
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

44
59 28
Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
48 80
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

46
62 70
Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

47
69 55
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

48
57 34
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

49
44 62
Oscar Charleston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

50
53 78
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder