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
1,305 290
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,013 233
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
1,055 496
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
1,060 615
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
839 349
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
1,020 900
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
787 158
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
757 153
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
639 123
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
743 217
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
852 873
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
455 61
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
308 81
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
218 90
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
308 585
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
355 511
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

17
284 342
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
223 299
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

19
483 615
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

20
189 74
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

21
212 300
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

22
187 303
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

23
284 278
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
146 179
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
178 190
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder