The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time Baseball Players

The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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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 third 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.

List Criteria: Only third basemen and not other infield positions

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    the people's #1
    Mike Schmidt

    1949 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1953 More
    94
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Brooks Robinson

    1937 More
    93
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    1931 More
    89
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    1972 More
    83
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    1958 More
    82
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    1940 More
    71
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    1944 More
    67
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    1983 More
    67
  10. 10
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    1886 More
    64
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    1898 More
    63
  12. 12
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    1975 More
    61
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    1931 More
    61
  14. 14
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    1944 More
    57
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    1909 More
    56
  16. 16
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    1941 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks
    Alex Rodriguez

    1975 More
    56
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    1947 More
    56
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    1967 More
    55
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    often listed
    Matt Williams

    1965 More
    53
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    1979 More
    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ron Cey

    1948 More
    50
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    1982 More
    50
    added by: Percentsign
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    1956 More
    50
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    1924 More
    48
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    46
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    1958 More
    45
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    often listed
    Bob Elliott

    1916 More
    44
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    1951 More
    42
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    1922 More
    42
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    1960 More
    41
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    often listed
    Ken Caminiti

    1963 More
    38
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    often listed
    Heinie Groh

    1889 More
    38
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    1950 More
    31
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    1976 More
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    Ray Dandridge

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    1899 More
    29
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    1977 More
    28
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