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The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time 

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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.

list ordered by
1
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
2
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
3
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
4
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
5
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
6
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
7
Adrián Beltr&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
8
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
9
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
10
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
11
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman
12
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
13
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman
14
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
15
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
16
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
17
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
18
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman
19
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
20
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman
21
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
22
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
23
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
24
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman
25
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Manager, Third baseman