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Center Field

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No position on a baseball field has as much ground to cover as that of center field.  The player is responsible for deep center (traditionally the longest point from home plate) as well as left and right center not to mention running full tilt toward the infield to catch short fly balls.  A strong arm is important but speed is a necessity to cover such a large portion of the field.

What is astounding is the offensive numbers put up by the game’s best center fielders.  One has the highest lifetime average in history while two others have smacked over 600 home runs.

The Best in Center: Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Ken Griffey, Jr.

The Best of the Rest:  Tris Speaker

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