Top 10 Baseball Outfielders of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

Virtually every baseball expert and historian lists Babe Ruth as the greatest outfielder of all time. When collectively looking at his all-time offensive stats, he is far superior. There is no doubt that "the Sultan of Swat" is the number 1 outfielder who also was an outstanding athlete.

2 Willie Mays Willie Howard Mays Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid," was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets.

Definitely the best outfielder. Arguably the best of any position.

Nobody was more exciting... ask the guys he played against!

He's without company at the very top of ANY "best of" list!

3 Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.
4 Ted Williams

Easily the best hitter of all time. Only person to ever hit .400 outside the dead ball era, and hit 37 HRs while doing it. Took three years off for WWII while in his prime and still played nineteen seasons with a mind-boggling .344 career average. He hit .316 at age 41. Bonds, Mays, and Ruth don't even come close.

5 Ty Cobb
6 Roberto Clemente Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

By way of comparison of No. 10, Mr. Clemente, with your No. 3, Mr. Bonds - and what a contrast! After a Pirates-Milwaukee Braves game at Forbes Field in 1965, Roberto took the time, maybe 10 minutes I would guess, to walk with my brother and me, talking baseball (we were both in Little League). He even tried on our ball gloves, which we had taken to the game in hopes of catching a foul ball!

Clemente or Mays if the game rewarded ALL tools! Change the name to home trots from home runs as a tribute to Clemente's line drives to ALL fields and incomparable throwing arm!

7 Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was an American Major League Baseball right fielder who served as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.
8 Stan Musial
9 Mike Trout Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout, nicknamed The Millville Meteor, is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.
10 Joe Dimaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.

The combination of hitting for power and average, base running, fielding, and throwing arm has not yet been matched.

The Contenders
11 Ken Griffey Jr. George Kenneth Griffey Jr. nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.
12 Andrew McCutchen Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
13 Mickey Mantle
14 Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
15 Alex Gordon Alexander Jonathan Gordon is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.
16 Carlos Gomez
17 Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki, often referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder.

There was nothing this man couldn't do on a baseball field.

18 Yoenis Cespedes
19 Bryce Harper Bryce Aron Max Harper is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He stands 6'3" tall and weighs 220 lbs.
20 Jose Bautista José Antonio Bautista Santos is a Dominican professional baseball right fielder and third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.
21 Tris Speaker

Now here's a guy who should be in the top five.

22 Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.
23 Manny Ramirez Manuel S. "Manny" Ramírez is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
24 Yasiel Puig
25 Enrique Hernandez

Clearly not as good as the greats Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds, but still amazing. Much smaller than other players, yet hits long balls, doubles, and triples.

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