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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.
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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Mike Schmidt


Position: Third baseman

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Also Ranked

#18 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#41 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

#15 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History

#43 on The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

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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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George Brett


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

Also Ranked

#40 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#11 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

#53 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

#27 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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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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Brooks Robinson


Position: Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Also Ranked

#73 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#62 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

#2 on The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time

#66 on The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

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Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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Chipper Jones


Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, United States of America

Bats: Ambidexterity

Teams: Atlanta Braves

Also Ranked

#59 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#39 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

#3 on The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time

#38 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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