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    Default Greatest Centerfielder of All-Time

    Some Candidates (I'm probably missing some obvious ones):

    Mantle
    Mays
    Griffey, Jr.
    Cobb
    DiMaggio

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Some Candidates (I'm probably missing some obvious ones):

    Mantle
    Mays
    Griffey, Jr.
    Cobb
    DiMaggio
    Damn you can't go wrong with that list.

    You could argue that any one of those could be the best player ever not just center fielders.

    I read a book on DiMaggio and he certainly was an interesting person.

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    Easily Mays, IMO. Sorry. Respective to era, there is no comparison. Imagine if he hadn't lost a couple of years to the Negro Leagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Easily Mays, IMO. Sorry. Respective to era, there is no comparison. Imagine if he hadn't lost a couple of years to the Negro Leagues.
    Sey hey....


    Though I think the Mick had the better arm, Willy had the longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Easily Mays, IMO. Sorry. Respective to era, there is no comparison. Imagine if he hadn't lost a couple of years to the Negro Leagues.
    Agree
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    I'll put the second tier out there (How can you argue with the OP's list?):

    * Puckett
    * Andruw Jones
    * Curt Flood?

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    What if Griffey Jr. hadn't lost these last couple of years to injury. He could have eclipsed a possible 800 home runs and not to mention his range and arm. I think he is the greatest center fielder ever, being outstanding in nearly all aspects of the game. Consequently I believe he would have been great in any era. Oh and not to mention he is a lefty.

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    Andruw Jones isn't on any tier as far as all time players go..

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    Agree on Mays. Also agree that Jones name isn't in the conversation.

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