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
1,012 249
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
725 193
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
844 377
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
848 501
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
658 232
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
886 641
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
770 613
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

8
516 133
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
544 144
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
490 134
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

11
388 105
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
202 47
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
286 487
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
324 425
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

15
237 272
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

16
165 72
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
426 489
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

18
192 228
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
260 244
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

20
174 257
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
165 256
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

22
108 77
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

23
163 165
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

24
170 193
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

25
135 156
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

26
120 62
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

27
113 132
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

28
126 119
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
72 64
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

30
82 127
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

31
76 128
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

32
97 109
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
wallje added Outfielder, Center fielder

33
84 78
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

34
65 99
Brett Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

35
67 89
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

36
80 72
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

37
53 105
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

38
74 66
Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
91 61
Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
joe-scott added

40
53 54
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
48 79
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

42
86 65
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

43
47 87
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

44
50 28
Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
47 79
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

46
61 69
Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

47
68 55
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

48
53 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
43 62
Oscar Charleston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

50
41 52
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder