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
1,439 548
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

2
1,244 513
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

3
1,029 463
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
713 320
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

5
921 472
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
679 383
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

7
634 347
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

8
645 431
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
377 331
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

10
325 202
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

11
336 195
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
388 311
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

13
279 215
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

14
290 186
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

15
392 177
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman

16
401 367
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

17
309 288
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

18
298 243
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman

19
387 444
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

20
197 218
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman

21
231 72
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
178 198
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

23
258 69
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

24
172 166
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

25
148 121
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

26
133 108
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

27
130 167
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
131 164
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

29
98 129
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

30
120 86
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

31
129 109
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

32
94 107
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

33
111 80
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Manager, Third baseman

34
98 155
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

35
88 49
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

36
99 89
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

37
87 50
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

38
102 109
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Third baseman

39
74 55
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

40
46 101
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Third baseman

41
60 45
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

42
59 51
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

43
42 23
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

44
66 46
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

45
98 56
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

46
57 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
49 52
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

48
57 49
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

49
58 74
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

50
59 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