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
1,086 256
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
799 198
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
910 392
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

4
903 525
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
690 273
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
917 711
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

7
585 136
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
783 681
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
558 135
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder

10
575 182
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
454 106
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
266 52
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

13
196 74
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
333 432
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

15
288 499
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
252 279
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
438 521
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Center fielder

18
198 239
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
126 78
Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

20
169 264
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
176 263
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

22
265 249
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
166 167
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

24
136 159
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
171 198
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

26
130 62
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

27
113 133
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

28
126 121
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
74 66
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

30
83 129
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

31
77 129
Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

32
97 110
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
wallje added Outfielder, Center fielder

33
86 80
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

34
66 100
Brett Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Center fielder

35
67 90
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

36
53 106
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
82 74
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

38
76 66
Andy Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
54 56
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

40
93 64
Cool Papa Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
joe-scott added

41
49 79
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

42
86 65
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

43
47 87
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

44
53 28
Lloyd Waner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
48 79
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

46
61 69
Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

47
68 55
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

48
56 34
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

49
44 62
Oscar Charleston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

50
41 52
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder