Greatest Fielders Of All Time

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Greatest Fielders Of All Time

Let's take a look at the greatest fielders in the history of the game. I'm going to list ten or so nominees at each position and you can tell me who you would take.

CATCHER
Johnny Bench
Roy Campanella
Lou Criger
Buck Ewing
Ron Karkovice
Bill Killefer
Ivan Rodriguez
Ray Schalk
Pop Snyder
Jim Sundberg

Lots of great defensive catchers with cannons for arms. I'm gonna narrow down each poistion to the top three of all time.

TOP 3 CATCHERS
Johnny Bench
Buck Ewing
Ivan Rodriguez

FIRST BASE
Hal Chase
Keith Hernandez
Don Mattingly
Pete O'Brien
Wes Parker
Vic Power
George Sisler
Fred Tenney
Bill Terry
Bill White

Loads of great fielders here from Chase and Tenney early in the 20th century to Hernandez and Mattingly in modern days.

TOP THREE FIRST BASEMEN
Hal Chase
Keith Hernandez
Wes Parker

SECOND BASE
Eddie Collins
Frankie Frisch
Bobby Knoop
Nap Lajoie
Bid McPhee
Nellie Fox
Bobby Grich
Bill Mazeroski
Jackie Robinson
Frank White

Lots of other great 2Bman did not even make the top ten. If you're wondering where Joe Morgan is, he was vastly overrated defensively and did not have good fielding numbers at all, and either did Roberto Alomar.

TOP FOUR SECOND BASEMEN (couldn't make the last cut)
Nellie Fox
Bobby Grich
Bill Mazeroski
Bid McPhee

SHORTSTOP
Mark Belanger
Dave Concepcion
Bill Dahlen
Art Fletcher
Jack Glasscock
Rabbit Maranville
Marty Marion
Phil Rizzuto
Ozzie Smith
Joe Tinker
Omar Vizquel
Honus Wagner

TOP SIX SHORTSTOPS (Couldn't get below 6 as these are the best overall fielders in the history of the game)
Bill Dahlen
Rabbit Maranville
Marty Marion
Phil Rizzuto
Ozzie Smith
Joe Tinker


THIRD BASE
Buddy Bell
Clete Boyer
Jimmy Collins
Lave Cross
Willie Kamm
Billy Nash
Graig Nettles
Brooks Robinson
Aurelio Rodriguez
Scott Rolen
Mike Schmidt
Lee Tannehill

TOP THREE THIRDBASEMEN
Jimmy Collins
Graig Nettles
Brooks Robinson

LEFT FIELD
Barry Bonds
Fred Clarke
Ed Delahanty
Rickey Henderson
Bob Johnson
Joe Kelley
Kip Selbach
Jimmy Sheckard
Al Simmons
Carl Yastrzemski

TOP THREE LEFT FIELDERS
Fred Clarke
Joe Kelley
Jimmy Sheckard

CENTER FIELD
Richie Ashburn
Paul Blair
Max Carey
Dom DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio
Jim Edmonds
Curt Flood
Ken Griffey Jr.
Andruw Jones
Garry Maddox
Willie Mays
Terry Moore
Amos Otis
Tris Speaker
Curt Welch

TOP FIVE CENTERFIELDERS
Max Carey
Curt Flood
Andruw Jones
Willie Mays
Tris Speaker

RIGHT FIELD
Jesse Barfield
Johnny Callison
Roberto Clemente
Jim Fogarty
Harry Hooper
Al Kaline
Oarter Shaffer
Reggie Smith
Ichiro Suzuki
Larry Walker

TOP THREE RIGHT FIELDERS
Roberto Clemente
Al Kaline
Larry Walker

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