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
1,603 600
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
2
1,375 567
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
3
1,143 508
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
4
805 360
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
5
1,013 530
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
6
750 422
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
7
689 387
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
8
710 469
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
9
416 360
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
10
384 217
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
11
383 214
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
428 331
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
13
311 223
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
14
325 197
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
15
436 208
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman
16
338 311
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
17
417 406
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman
18
329 273
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Percentsign added Third baseman
19
418 487
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
20
274 84
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
321 81
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
22
209 229
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Manager, Third baseman
23
186 208
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
24
184 174
Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman
25
148 112
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
Third baseman