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
1,676 643
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
2
1,197 539
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
3
1,444 602
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
4
841 388
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
5
1,058 559
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
6
775 445
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
7
725 407
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
8
748 494
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
9
401 237
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
10
435 380
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
11
406 229
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
453 352
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
13
323 240
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
14
332 211
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
15
461 223
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman
16
355 329
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
17
382 88
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
18
344 288
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman
19
433 428
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman
20
440 512
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
21
291 92
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
22
214 238
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman
23
193 216
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
24
194 181
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
25
153 116
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman