Rank 'Em: Greatest outfielders

Created: May 12, 2010, 12:55 PM

Where does Ken Griffey Jr. rank?

Who are the best of the best when it comes to the greatest outfielders in baseball history?

From Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker tearing things up in the dead-ball era to all the home runs Barry Bonds deposited in McCovey Cove and the controversy that went with them, the outfield always has provided some of baseball's biggest and boldest stars.

But with more than a century of candidates to cull from, who are the best outfielders to play the game? Do you rank Willie Mays' all-around brilliance ahead of Babe Ruth's prodigious power? Where do modern-day players such as Ken Griffey Jr. and Rickey Henderson fit? Size up the 15 candidates below and rank away.


 
 
  • Hank Aaron
    1954-76
    .305 BA, .929 OPS
  • Barry Bonds
    1986-2007
    .298 BA, 1.051 OPS
  • Roberto Clemente
    1955-72
    .317 BA, .834 OPS
  • Ty Cobb
    1905-28
    .366 BA, .946 OPS
  • Joe DiMaggio
    1936-51
    .325 BA, .977 OPS
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
    1989-present
    .284 BA, .908 OPS
  • Rickey Henderson
    1979-2003
    .279 BA, .820 OPS
  • Mickey Mantle
    1951-68
    .298 BA, .978 OPS
  • Willie Mays
    1951-73
    .302 BA, .941 OPS
  • Stan Musial
    1941-63
    .331 BA, .976 OPS
  • Mel Ott
    1926-47
    .304 BA,.947 OPS
  • Frank Robinson
    1956-76
    .294 BA, .926 OPS
  • Babe Ruth
    1914-35
    .342, 1.164 OPS
  • Tris Speaker
    1907-28
    .345 BA, .928 OPS
  • Ted Williams
    1939-60
    .344 BA, 1.116 OPS

 



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