The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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List Criteria: Only third basemen and not other infield positions

The greatest third basemen of all time include some veteran MLB players, many of whom are considered among the greatest baseball players ever. These are the guys who played the hot corner like a boss. They demonstrated excellent fielding abilities and contributed to the betterment of their teams with ease. Who do you believe is the best third baseman ever? Vote for your choices, vote down any players you don't think deserve the honor and of course, re-rank this list in any order you want.

A great 3rd baseman will, of course, have an excellent fielding percentage, and the true greats also manage to be excellent at both defense and offense. Need examples? How about George Brett, arguably one of the third base greats - but he's also one of the best hitters in baseball history, too (the same can be said for Mike Schmidt, among others). And can anyone dare argue that the brilliant "Human Vacuum Cleaner," Brooks Robinson, isn't one of the greatest third basemen of all time?Enjoy voting for the players you believe are the best third baggers ever to play the game.
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    Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Mike Schmidt Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time


    Adrián Beltré Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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    Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Paul Molitor Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time


    Scott Rolen Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    David Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by Percentsign
    David Wright Third baseman

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    Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time


    Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time


    Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Evan Longoria Third baseman

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    Infielder, Third baseman

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    Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Ken Caminiti Third baseman

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    Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

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    Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Gary Gaetti Third baseman

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    Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

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    Manager, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Bill Madlock Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    First baseman, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Freddie Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Freddie Lindstrom Outfielder, Third baseman

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    Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Eddie Yost Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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    Bobby Bonilla Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

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    added by Chris Robinson
    Infielder, Third baseman

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    First baseman, Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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    Third baseman

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