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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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1
1,135 431
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

2
814 365
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
969 407
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

4
741 348
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

5
558 240
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

6
540 288
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

7
450 229
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

8
484 310
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
306 249
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

10
251 137
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Paul Molitor Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

11
299 233
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

12
338 271
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
216 156
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

14
209 164
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

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15
245 223
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

16
280 128
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

17
219 152
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

18
313 350
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

19
219 192
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added David Wright Third baseman

20
157 172
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

21
148 155
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
140 135
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

23
145 51
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

24
113 101
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

25
122 140
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

26
142 38
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

27
101 95
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

28
118 139
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
103 77
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Evan Longoria Third baseman

30
100 74
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

31
81 119
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

32
91 63
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

33
79 93
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

34
85 129
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

35
79 62
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

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36
71 39
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Madlock Third baseman

37
59 40
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

38
89 95
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

39
64 38
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

40
40 88
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

41
50 34
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Eddie Yost Third baseman

42
48 40
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

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43
51 39
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

44
53 37
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Clete Boyer Third baseman

45
52 61
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Troy Glaus First baseman, Third baseman

46
40 42
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mike Lowell Third baseman

47
65 36
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

48
46 40
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tim Wallach Third baseman

49
27 44
Freddie Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Freddie Lindstrom Outfielder, Third baseman

50
22 18
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Vinny Castilla Third baseman