Baseball 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
1,363 509
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

2
979 427
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

3
1,170 478
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

4
669 290
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

5
869 432
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
637 352
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

7
601 392
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

8
549 319
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

9
356 303
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

10
315 173
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

11
294 184
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

12
357 282
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

13
258 202
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

14
269 177
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

15
380 343
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

16
289 268
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

17
352 167
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman

18
275 227
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman

19
369 415
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

20
188 200
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman

21
169 186
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

22
205 66
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

23
165 156
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

24
234 62
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

25
138 116
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

26
122 105
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

27
127 156
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
128 155
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

29
122 98
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

30
92 128
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

31
115 83
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

32
88 105
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

33
105 76
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Manager, Third baseman

34
93 143
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

35
90 81
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

36
81 46
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

37
98 105
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Third baseman

38
81 47
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

39
69 50
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

40
45 98
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Third baseman

41
57 43
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

42
55 49
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

43
90 48
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

44
61 44
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

45
36 21
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

46
55 50
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added First baseman, Third baseman

47
56 45
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

48
57 69
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

49
46 50
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

50
54 61
Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman