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
1,315 292
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,023 235
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
1,064 500
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
1,068 619
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
849 352
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
1,022 911
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
797 160
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
767 155
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
649 125
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
754 219
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
855 883
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
465 62
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
318 82
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
228 91
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
308 596
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
355 521
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

17
288 348
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
228 302
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

19
485 622
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder

20
196 75
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

21
212 301
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

22
187 304
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

23
286 279
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
146 180
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
178 192
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder