The MLB's Top 10 Center Fielders Since 1980

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2009

The MLB's Top 10 Center Fielders Since 1980

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    10 Jun 1998:  Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners in action during a game against the San Francisco Giants at 3 Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Mariners defeated the Giants 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport

No. 10: Torii Hunter

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 23:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins makes a leaping catch to rob Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox of a home run in the third inning on April 23, 2006 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Twi

No. 9: Ellis Burks

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    12 Jun 1996:  Outfielder Ellis Burks of the Colorado Rockies prepares to swing during a game against the Houston Astros at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.  The Rockies won the game, 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

No. 8: Bernie Williams

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    26 Aug 1998:  Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees in his batting stance during a game against the Anaheim Angels at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Angels defeated the Yankees 6-4.

No. 7: Andruw Jones

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the New York Mets on April 19, 2006 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 2-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Get

No. 6: Jim Edmonds

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    ST. LOUIS - MAY 14:  Jim Edmonds #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 14, 2006 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Diamondbacks defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

No. 5: Kenny Lofton

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    18 May 1996:  Outfielder Kenny Lofton of the Cleveland Indians in action during the Indians 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/ALLSPORT

No. 4: Dale Murphy

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    1985:  Dale Murphy #3 of the Atlanta Braves readies for the swing during a game in1985. Dale Murphy played for the Atlanta Braves from 1976-1990. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

No. 3: Robin Yount

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    1989:  Shortstop Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers holds the bat and looks up. Mandatory Credit: Allsport  /Allsport

No. 2: Kirby Puckett

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    Outfielder Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins at bat during a game against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.

No. 1: Ken Griffey Jr.

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    6 Oct 1995:  Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners stands at the plate looking up during a game against the New York Yankees at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington.  The Mariners won the game 11-8. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

Honorable Mention

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets singles to score Daniel Murphy in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead over the San Diego Padres on April 15, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New Y