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25 Greatest Outfielders in Baseball History

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25. Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro was the 2001 MVP, an All-Star 10 times, a Gold Glove winner 10 times, the winner of three Silver Slugger awards, and a batting title winner twice. Suzuki officially retired in 2019 with a .311 career batting average, 3,089 hits and 509 stolen bases all in Major League Baseball, as these stats do not include his playing time in Japan.

As a rookie, Ichiro had 242 hits, 56 stolen bases and batted .350. He won the MVP that season (2001) and things only got better and better. Combined with his time in Japan’s top flight professional league, Ichiro accumulated 4,367 hits to surpass Pete Rose in that category.

24. Duke Snider

Snider was a Hall of Fame inductee, won two World Series titles, and was named to eight All-Star teams. Snider finished his MLB career with a .295 batting average, 407 home runs, 1,333 RBIs and 2,116 hits. Most baseball pundits call Snider the best outfielder in Dodgers’ franchise history, where he played 16 seasons, but his best season was in Brooklyn where he hit 42 home runs and finished with a .628 slugging percentage and finished second only to Roy Campanella in MVP voting.

Snider hit 40 or more home runs in five straight seasons and was instrumental in the franchise winning two World Series titles.

23. Dave Winfield

Winfield is a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, a World Series champion and winner of seven Gold Gloves and six Silver Slugger awards, while being named to 12 All-Star teams. Winfield finished his MLB career with a. 283 batting average, 465 home runs, 1,833 RBIs and 3,110 hits.

The 6-foot-6 Winfield was known for his superior hitting although he did not possess the power and home run hitting skills that one would think of someone of his stature. Nevertheless, he was highly skilled at making contact at the plate and was a great defensive player in the outfield. At the age of 40, in 1992, Winfield finished in the top-5 for MVP voting.

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