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 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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    • Position: Third baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
    • Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
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    George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Teams: Kansas City Royals
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    Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Third baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Teams: Baltimore Orioles
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    Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Third baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees
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    Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, United States of America
    • Teams: Atlanta Braves, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Braves, Houston Astros
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    Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, United States of America
    • Bats: Ambidexterity
    • Teams: Atlanta Braves
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    Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds
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    Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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    • Position: Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Bats: Right-handed
    • Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners
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