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
1,363 317
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,069 256
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
1,125 512
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
1,138 631
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
895 371
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
1,082 953
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
842 168
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
810 164
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
795 226
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
687 132
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
894 926
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
507 67
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
354 87
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
261 98
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
318 628
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
367 551
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

17
252 314
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
297 374
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
514 648
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder

20
227 81
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

21
220 305
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

22
194 312
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

23
293 288
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
152 188
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
121 78
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder