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
1,335 502
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

2
1,142 472
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

3
954 423
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
654 284
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

5
852 427
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
625 343
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

7
582 383
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

8
539 308
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

9
348 296
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

10
304 171
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
349 275
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

12
281 181
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

13
251 199
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

14
373 336
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

15
261 174
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

16
345 162
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman

17
283 264
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

18
362 406
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

19
269 224
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman

20
185 196
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman

21
169 181
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

22
195 65
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

23
226 59
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

24
162 154
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

25
134 116
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

26
118 105
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

27
127 155
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
127 154
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

29
120 97
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

30
91 128
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

31
113 83
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

32
104 76
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Manager, Third baseman

33
87 105
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

34
93 143
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

35
90 81
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
80 46
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

37
98 105
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Third baseman

38
81 47
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

39
69 49
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

40
44 98
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Third baseman

41
56 43
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

42
55 48
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

43
89 47
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

44
61 44
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

45
36 21
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

46
55 50
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added First baseman, Third baseman

47
56 45
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

48
57 69
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 50
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

50
54 60
Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman