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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
1,087 400
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

2
776 343
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

3
914 379
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

4
532 226
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

5
704 332
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
514 272
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

7
429 209
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

8
457 290
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
295 236
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

10
239 129
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
286 222
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

12
328 259
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
205 150
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

14
266 113
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

Celebrities With Problem Children

15
199 157
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

16
237 213
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

17
212 147
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

18
301 338
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

19
213 180
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added David Wright Third baseman

20
145 148
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

21
151 167
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
134 131
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

23
135 48
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
120 135
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

25
107 98
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

26
95 92
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

27
123 34
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

28
115 133
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
99 69
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Evan Longoria Third baseman

30
96 72
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

31
79 117
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

32
77 57
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
75 91
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

34
86 62
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

35
81 127
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

The Best Rain Boots Brands

36
87 92
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

37
56 38
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

38
66 38
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Madlock Third baseman

39
58 37
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
38 87
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

41
46 33
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Eddie Yost Third baseman

42
46 38
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

The Best Skateboarders Of All Time

43
49 37
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

44
48 35
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Clete Boyer Third baseman

45
50 59
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Troy Glaus First baseman, Third baseman

46
38 39
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mike Lowell Third baseman

47
46 38
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tim Wallach Third baseman

48
59 30
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

49
45 48
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
26 43
Freddie Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Freddie Lindstrom Outfielder, Third baseman