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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
1,053 386
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

2
886 366
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

3
744 332
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
682 319
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
510 222
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

6
496 260
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

7
418 199
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

8
438 283
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
286 230
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

10
225 123
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
279 214
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

12
325 244
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
192 149
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

14
251 110
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

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15
226 206
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

16
188 155
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

17
195 148
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

18
209 170
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added David Wright Third baseman

19
293 326
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

20
140 140
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

21
147 158
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
129 125
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

23
122 45
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
115 131
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

25
111 28
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

26
99 98
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

27
112 129
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

28
88 92
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
96 65
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Evan Longoria Third baseman

30
92 72
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

31
75 117
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

32
73 53
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
81 62
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

34
79 125
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

35
70 91
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

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36
65 37
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Madlock Third baseman

37
54 37
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

38
84 92
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

39
54 35
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
48 35
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

41
44 32
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Eddie Yost Third baseman

42
45 37
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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37 87
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

44
46 34
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Clete Boyer Third baseman

45
46 37
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tim Wallach Third baseman

46
56 29
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

47
37 38
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mike Lowell Third baseman

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

49
45 45
Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bobby Bonilla Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

50
20 14
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Vinny Castilla Third baseman