List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a center fielder leaders

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Willie Mays, the all-time leader in putouts by a center fielder.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.

A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field – the baseball fielding position between left field and right field. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the center fielder is assigned the number 8.

Willie Mays is the all-time leader in putouts as a center fielder with 7,029 career. Mays is the only center fielder to record more than 7,000 career putouts as a center fielder.

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Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2018 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
PO as CF Total career putouts as a center fielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Adam Jones, the active leader and 30th all time in putouts by a center fielder.
  • Stats updated as of the 2018 season.
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as CF
1 Willie Mays * 7,029
2 Tris Speaker * 6,781
3 Richie Ashburn * 5,801
4 Steve Finley 5,344
5 Willie Davis 5,279
6 Ken Griffey Jr. * 5,147
7 Ty Cobb * 4,978
8 Brett Butler 4,947
9 Doc Cramer 4,805
10 Kenny Lofton 4,755
11 Amos Otis 4,743
12 Marquis Grissom 4,706
13 Mike Cameron 4,697
14 Max Carey * 4,589
15 Bernie Williams 4,573
16 Lloyd Waner * 4,505
17 Andruw Jones 4,457
18 Devon White 4,413
19 Garry Maddox 4,387
20 Edd Roush * 4,355
21 Jim Edmonds 4,343
22 Paul Blair 4,270
23 Joe DiMaggio * 4,194
24 Carlos Beltrán 4,135
25 Fred Lynn 4,093
26 Chet Lemon 4,081
27 Curt Flood 4,019
28 Mickey Mantle * 4,013
29 Sam West 3,999
30 Adam Jones (237) 3,962
31 Torii Hunter 3,949
32 Kirby Puckett * 3,853
33 Vada Pinson 3,816
34 Bill Bruton 3,808
35 Earl Averill * 3,745
36 Duke Snider * 3,641
37 César Cedeño 3,636
38 Bill Virdon 3,629
39 Rick Manning 3,533
40 Dom DiMaggio 3,511
41 Clyde Milan 3,472
42 Willie Wilson 3,465
43 Dwayne Murphy 3,440
44 Cy Williams 3,419
45 Larry Doby * 3,393
46 Lance Johnson 3,379
47 Dode Paskert 3,375
48 Lloyd Moseby 3,349
49 Willie McGee 3,336
50 Jim Busby 3,264
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as CF
51 Omar Moreno 3,253
52 Rick Monday 3,245
53 Johnny Damon 3,141
54 Vernon Wells 3,134
55 Jimmy Piersall 3,118
56 Lenny Dykstra 3,090
57 Brian McRae 3,084
58 Robin Yount * 3,056
59 Taylor Douthit 3,023
60 Curtis Granderson (4) 2,989
61 Mickey Rivers 2,967
62 Baby Doll Jacobson 2,940
Gary Pettis 2,940
64 Earle Combs * 2,936
65 Terry Moore 2,929
66 Andrew McCutchen (0) 2,927
67 Dave Henderson 2,926
Mike Kreevich 2,926
69 Sam Chapman 2,886
70 Hi Myers 2,837
71 Andre Dawson * 2,826
72 Ray Lankford 2,804
73 Andy Van Slyke 2,762
74 Coco Crisp 2,760
75 Bill North 2,759
76 Melvin Upton Jr. 2,758
77 Otis Nixon 2,751
78 Carlos Gómez (10) 2,746
79 Jim Landis 2,745
80 Fred Schulte 2,744
81 Juan Pierre 2,740
82 Aaron Rowand 2,729
83 Michael Bourn 2,699
84 Del Unser 2,684
85 Mookie Wilson 2,682
86 Jimmy Wynn 2,667
87 Mickey Stanley 2,666
88 Denard Span (0) 2,632
89 Wally Berger 2,607
90 Bill Tuttle 2,600
91 Gorman Thomas 2,582
92 Vince DiMaggio 2,576
93 Jacoby Ellsbury (0) 2,575
94 Ruppert Jones 2,543
95 Bobby Thomson 2,519
96 César Gerónimo 2,505
97 Johnny Mostil 2,469
98 Austin Jackson (196) 2,432
99 Al Bumbry 2,394
100 Mark Kotsay 2,389

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  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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