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List Rules 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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+ - 863 283
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

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2
+ - 612 238
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

3
+ - 732 261
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

4
+ - 404 166
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

5
+ - 402 192
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

6
+ - 529 234
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

7
+ - 347 203
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

8
+ - 304 136
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

9
+ - 239 182
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

10
+ - 181 86
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Paul Molitor Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

11
+ - 240 171
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

12
+ - 279 203
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

13
+ - 165 117
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

14
+ - 156 128
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

15
+ - 182 166
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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+ - 161 119
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

17
+ - 176 121
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

18
+ - 194 80
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

19
+ - 127 130
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

20
+ - 227 287
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

21
+ - 114 108
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

22
+ - 111 96
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

23
+ - 98 104
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

24
+ - 83 75
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

25
+ - 97 105
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

26
+ - 77 23
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

27
+ - 75 76
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

28
+ - 70 39
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Evan Longoria Third baseman

29
+ - 77 57
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

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+ - 65 98
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

31
+ - 57 32
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

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+ - 42 9
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Nolan Arenado Third baseman

33
+ - 60 77
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

34
+ - 60 106
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

35
+ - 65 77
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Gary Gaetti Third baseman

36
+ - 32 26
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

37
+ - 64 51
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

38
+ - 47 25
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bill Madlock Third baseman

39
+ - 40 24
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

40
+ - 30 23
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

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+ - 39 24
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Tim Wallach Third baseman

42
+ - 42 44
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Troy Glaus First baseman, Third baseman

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+ - 35 25
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Carney Lansford Third baseman

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+ - 35 76
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

45
+ - 37 25
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

46
+ - 41 31
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

47
+ - 37 23
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Clete Boyer Third baseman

48
+ - 35 21
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Yost Third baseman

49
+ - 42 51
Doug DeCinces is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Doug DeCinces Third baseman

50
+ - 21 29
Freddie Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Freddie Lindstrom Outfielder, Third baseman