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
1,251 280
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
962 223
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
1,030 462
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
1,033 583
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
796 338
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
1,003 852
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
738 153
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
709 151
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

9
838 831
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
598 120
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
700 215
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
411 61
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
283 81
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
305 562
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
351 492
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

16
194 89
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
280 324
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
478 594
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

19
205 295
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

20
210 290
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

21
185 292
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

22
281 270
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
174 73
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

24
176 184
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

25
144 174
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder