Griffey not in top 5 ... yet

Ken Griffey Jr. is almost certain to be a Hall of Famer, but is Junior one of the five greatest center fielders?

Originally Published: June 8, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

At the last turn of the century everyone rushed to make lists, and this might have been more true in baseball than anywhere else. In 1998, we saw the publication of a coffee-table book, The Sporting News Selects Baseball's 100 Greatest Players; the following year, Major League Baseball announced an "All Century Team," the best 100 players as compiled by "a panel of experts" and ranked by fans with too much time on their hands; and in 2001, Bill James published a new edition of his Historical Baseball ...

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