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
1,145 266
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
857 207
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
964 405
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
955 536
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
705 307
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
937 769
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
642 142
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
615 140
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
803 738
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
506 112
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
609 206
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
319 55
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
225 77
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
339 452
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

15
293 519
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
262 290
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
148 82
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
452 549
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

19
205 255
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

20
175 276
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
179 271
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

22
269 255
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
170 171
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

24
141 163
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
143 65
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

26
174 202
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

27
116 138
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

28
84 70
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

29
130 127
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
84 134
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

31
78 133
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

32
100 112
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
57 59
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

40
51 80
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center 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
70 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