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
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    1953 More
    93
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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
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    1944 More
    68
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    1983 More
    67
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    1886 More
    63
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    1898 More
    62
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    1931 More
    62
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    1975 More
    60
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    1947 More
    56
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    1944 More
    56
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    1941 More
    55
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    1909 More
    55
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    1967 More
    55
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    1965 More
    53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex Rodriguez

    1975 More
    52
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    1979 More
    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ron Cey

    1948 More
    49
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    1924 More
    49
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    1956 More
    48
    added by: madamsundin
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    1870 More
    47
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    ranked low on reranks
    David Wright

    1982 More
    47
    added by: Percentsign
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    1873 More
    46
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    often listed
    Bob Elliott

    1916 More
    44
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    1958 More
    42
    added by: dca1983
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    1922 More
    40
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    1960 More
    40
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    1951 More
    39
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    1963 More
    39
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    often listed
    Heinie Groh

    1889 More
    36
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    1950 More
    28
    added by: SteveFrediani
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    1976 More
    27
    added by: shockwavesam91
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    Ray Dandridge

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    added by: madamsundin
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