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
1,523 571
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

2
1,312 543
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

3
1,091 485
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
770 337
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

5
960 503
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

6
709 403
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

7
658 372
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

8
680 452
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

9
362 209
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

10
401 347
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

11
365 203
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
405 322
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

13
294 220
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

14
309 192
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

15
413 191
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman

16
324 300
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

17
406 385
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

18
314 255
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman

19
398 464
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

20
254 76
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
RobLein added Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

21
204 223
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman

22
286 74
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

23
179 203
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

24
175 172
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman

25
156 123
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman