The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time Baseball Players
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The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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 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.
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    the people's #1
    Mike Schmidt

    1949 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1953 More
    93
  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
    85
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    1958 More
    82
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    1940 More
    71
  8. 8
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    1944 More
    69
  9. 9
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    1983 More
    63
  10. 10
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    1886 More
    63
  11. 11
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    1898 More
    62
  12. 12
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    1931 More
    61
  13. 13
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    1975 More
    60
  14. 14
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    1944 More
    56
  15. 15
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    1947 More
    55
  16. 16
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    1909 More
    54
  17. 17
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    1967 More
    54
  18. 18
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    1965 More
    52
  19. 19
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    1975 More
    51
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pete Rose

    1941 More
    50
  21. 21
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    1948 More
    46
  22. 22
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    1924 More
    46
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    1870 More
    45
  24. 24
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    often listed
    John McGraw

    1873 More
    45
  25. 25
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    1982 More
    43
    added by: Percentsign
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bob Elliott

    1916 More
    42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Paul Molitor

    1956 More
    41
    added by: madamsundin
  28. 28
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    1979 More
    41
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    1958 More
    38
    added by: dca1983
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ken Caminiti

    1963 More
    37
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    1922 More
    35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Heinie Groh

    1889 More
    33
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    1951 More
    33
    added by: madamsundin
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cal Ripken, Jr.

    1960 More
    29
    added by: shockwavesam91
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    1950 More
    23
    added by: SteveFrediani
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    Manny Manchado

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    1976 More
    16
    added by: shockwavesam91
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    new! Manny Manchado

    16
    added by: SeanMerrett
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