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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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916 303
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

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2
639 266
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
774 288
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

4
563 259
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
424 216
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

6
429 187
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

7
346 150
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

8
367 223
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
254 177
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

10
193 98
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
247 199
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

12
288 210
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
172 126
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

14
161 136
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

15
208 86
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

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16
192 177
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

17
187 131
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added David Wright Third baseman

18
169 127
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

19
133 134
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

20
245 290
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

21
121 112
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

22
117 101
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

23
105 109
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

24
83 26
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

25
85 79
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

26
102 110
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

27
78 79
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

28
79 43
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Evan Longoria Third baseman

29
63 11
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

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30
84 60
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

31
68 104
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

32
60 39
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

33
64 79
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

34
65 109
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

35
72 81
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

36
38 28
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

37
69 53
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

38
44 25
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

39
51 27
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Madlock Third baseman

40
41 25
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tim Wallach Third baseman

41
37 23
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Eddie Yost Third baseman

42
40 26
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

43
38 26
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

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31 26
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mike Lowell Third baseman

45
42 47
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
36 77
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

47
42 32
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Eric Chavez Third baseman

48
38 25
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Clete Boyer Third baseman

49
24 30
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
13 4
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Vinny Castilla Third baseman