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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
662 168
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

2
549 171
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

3
553 176
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

4
468 133
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
479 137
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

6
262 114
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

7
230 133
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder

8
223 214
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

9
261 141
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

10
227 193
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

11
140 101
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

12
181 108
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andruw Jones Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
116 90
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

14
135 146
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
131 147
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

16
118 78
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kenny Lofton Center fielder

17
107 89
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

18
129 152
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

19
104 88
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Hamilton Outfielder

20
129 100
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

21
90 66
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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22
106 64
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

23
92 89
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Vada Pinson Outfielder, Center fielder

24
77 65
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
wallje added Eric Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

25
57 77
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

26
66 80
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Larry Doby Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

27
57 42
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

28
50 37
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
60 91
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

30
52 39
Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Andy Van Slyke Outfielder, Center fielder

31
36 24
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Earle Combs Outfielder

32
44 52
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Edd Roush Outfielder, Center fielder

33
63 29
Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
joe-scott added Cool Papa Bell

34
54 44
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Curt Flood Outfielder, Center fielder

35
51 71
Brett Butler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Brett Butler Center fielder

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36
32 22
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

37
39 50
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

38
33 56
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hugh Duffy Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

39
49 66
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

40
41 84
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

41
64 46
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

42
51 46
Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Garry Maddox Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
35 34
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

44
41 54
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

45
28 55
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Max Carey Outfielder, Center fielder

46
40 67
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

47
37 51
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
47 41
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Paul Blair Outfielder, Center fielder

49
25 21
Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lloyd Waner Outfielder, Center fielder

50
36 40
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Adam Jones Center fielder