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.

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1,294 488
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

2
1,102 461
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

3
919 413
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
629 276
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

5
837 412
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
608 333
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

7
560 370
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

8
517 295
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

9
338 286
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

10
292 165
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
335 267
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

12
262 177
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Pie Traynor Third baseman

13
367 325
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

14
244 193
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

15
255 167
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

16
335 153
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

17
275 259
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

18
350 398
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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258 219
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added David Wright Third baseman

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180 195
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

21
162 181
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

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189 61
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

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154 154
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ron Cey Third baseman

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214 57
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

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131 113
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

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114 104
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

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126 153
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

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127 152
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

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116 95
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Evan Longoria Third baseman

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89 127
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

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109 81
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

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86 103
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
John McGraw Infielder, Third baseman

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91 141
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

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101 74
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
madamsundin added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

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88 78
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

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77 44
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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94 105
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
dca1983 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

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66 48
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

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77 46
Bill Madlock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Madlock Third baseman

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44 96
Bob Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Bob Elliott Outfielder, Third baseman

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

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52 48
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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60 42
Clete Boyer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Clete Boyer Third baseman

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54 47
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
DavidHorton added Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

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34 20
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Vinny Castilla Third baseman

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83 44
Manny Manchado is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
SeanMerrett added Manny Manchado

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54 44
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tim Wallach Third baseman

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44 49
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mike Lowell Third baseman

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54 69
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Troy Glaus First baseman, Third baseman

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54 56
Bobby Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bobby Bonilla Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman