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
1,404 533
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

2
1,204 497
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

3
1,002 452
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
690 311
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

5
898 453
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
655 370
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

7
607 330
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

8
621 414
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
362 320
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

10
325 183
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
307 194
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

12
371 299
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

13
265 210
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

14
277 183
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

15
392 352
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

16
368 175
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman

17
298 277
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

18
283 232
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman

19
379 426
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

20
190 207
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman

21
246 63
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

22
169 191
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

23
212 71
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

24
168 160
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

25
142 119
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

26
126 108
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

27
128 161
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
129 160
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

29
126 101
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

30
95 129
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

31
118 84
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

32
91 106
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

33
108 79
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Manager, Third baseman

34
96 147
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

35
95 83
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
85 48
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

37
101 107
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Third baseman

38
83 48
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

39
70 53
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

40
46 100
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Third baseman

41
59 45
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

42
56 51
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

43
94 51
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

44
63 46
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

45
38 23
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

46
56 53
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added First baseman, Third baseman

47
57 48
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

48
57 72
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 52
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

50
55 63
Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman