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
1,358 314
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,064 254
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
1,117 511
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
1,128 631
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
890 367
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
1,075 948
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
836 168
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
805 162
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
683 130
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
790 225
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
889 922
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
503 66
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
350 86
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
257 97
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
317 627
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
366 548
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

17
251 312
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
297 371
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
509 645
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder

20
223 80
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

21
219 305
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

22
193 312
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

23
292 288
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
151 186
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
120 78
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder