Tris Speaker, the all-time leader in fielding errors as a center fielder.
Tris Speaker, the all-time leader in fielding errors as a center fielder.

In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

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.

Tris Speaker is the all-time leader in errors committed as a center fielder with 226 career. Ty Cobb (202) is second all-time and the only other center fielder to commit over 200 career errors.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career errors committed. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of player.
E as CF Total career errors committed as a center fielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.

List

Rank Player E as CF
1 Tris Speaker * 226
2 Ty Cobb * 202
3 Clyde Milan 185
4 Max Carey * 179
5 Willie Mays * 139
6 Edd Roush * 134
7 Earl Averill * 122
8 Willie Davis 121
9 Dode Paskert 110
10 Richie Ashburn * 106
Doc Cramer 106
12 Cy Williams 102
13 Joe DiMaggio * 100
14 Rebel Oakes 92
Burt Shotton 92
16 Sam Chapman 91
17 Dom DiMaggio 89
Taylor Douthit 89
19 Earle Combs * 88
20 Hi Myers 87
21 Baby Doll Jacobson 85
22 Hack Wilson * 84
23 Sam Rice * 79
24 Kenny Lofton 78
Willie McGee 78
Lloyd Waner * 78
27 Bill Bruton 77
Vada Pinson 77
Ray Powell 77
30 Ken Griffey Jr. * 76
Benny Kauff 76
Garry Maddox 76
Johnny Mostil 76
34 Tilly Walker 75
35 Sam West 72
36 Wally Berger 71
Fred Schulte 71
38 Ron LeFlore 70
Bill Virdon 70
40 Mickey Mantle * 67
41 Rick Monday 65
Devon White 65
43 Mike Cameron 64
44 Steve Finley 63
45 Carlos Beltrán 60
46 Tommie Agee 59
Johnny Bates 59
Lance Johnson 59
49 Marquis Grissom 58
Chet Lemon 58
Jack Smith 58
Rank Player E as CF
Duke Snider * 58
53 Vince DiMaggio 57
Mike Kreevich 57
Nemo Leibold 57
56 Adam Jones 56
Omar Moreno 56
Fred Snodgrass 56
Jigger Statz 56
60 Ben Chapman 55
Tommy Leach 55
Mickey Rivers 55
63 César Cedeño 54
Jim Edmonds 54
Curt Flood 54
Billy North 54
Jimmy Wynn 54
68 Joe Birmingham 53
Paul Blair 53
Kiki Cuyler * 53
71 Vin Campbell 51
Harry Rice 51
73 Ping Bodie 50
Larry Doby * 50
Rick Manning 50
Lloyd Moseby 50
77 Happy Felsch 49
Fred Lynn 49
79 Terry Moore 48
Reggie Smith 48
Amos Strunk 48
82 Al Simmons * 47
Jo-Jo White 47
Bernie Williams 47
85 Andre Dawson * 46
Ira Flagstead 46
Cliff Heathcote 46
Dwayne Murphy 46
Gee Walker 46
90 José Cardenal 45
Jerry Mumphrey 45
Bill Tuttle 45
93 Gary Pettis 44
Johnny Rucker 44
Bobby Thomson 44
96 Mookie Wilson 43
97 Jim Busby 42
Carlos Gómez 42
Dave Henderson 42
Amos Otis 42
Kirby Puckett * 42
Harry Walker 42

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