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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
680 183
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

2
502 145
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

3
568 185
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

4
491 144
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
577 194
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

6
276 122
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

7
246 144
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder

8
278 161
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

9
230 230
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

10
234 210
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

11
195 123
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andruw Jones Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

12
128 97
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

13
145 116
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

14
119 94
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
116 94
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Hamilton Outfielder

16
140 160
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
140 162
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

18
123 92
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Kenny Lofton Center fielder

19
133 165
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

20
98 77
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

21
134 114
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

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22
108 76
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
66 80
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

24
93 101
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Vada Pinson Outfielder, Center fielder

25
61 39
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

26
45 26
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Earle Combs Outfielder

27
53 53
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Edd Roush Outfielder, Center fielder

28
79 77
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
wallje added Eric Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
67 91
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Larry Doby Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

30
62 50
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

31
41 57
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Hugh Duffy Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

32
55 47
Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Andy Van Slyke Outfielder, Center fielder

33
62 102
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Willie Davis Outfielder, Center fielder

34
60 54
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
53 78
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
67 39
Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
joe-scott added Cool Papa Bell

37
36 30
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
39 58
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

39
50 73
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

40
33 55
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Max Carey Outfielder, Center fielder

41
68 53
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

42
41 89
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
51 51
Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Garry Maddox Outfielder, Center fielder

44
41 58
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

45
36 39
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
41 71
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

47
31 21
Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lloyd Waner Outfielder, Center fielder

48
49 45
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Paul Blair Outfielder, Center fielder

49
37 59
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
35 24
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bobby Murcer Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder