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The Best Athletes Who Wore #3  

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List Rules Vote up the top athletes who wore 3 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 3 as their jersey number includes a hit list of legendary athletes. Players from all sports leagues have made an impact with the popular #3 on their jerseys. Each athlete hoped to make his own legacy to stand the test of time in his respective league. 

NBA superstars like Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, and Chris Paul dominated the NBA while sporting the 3 on their backs. Babe Ruth and Ken Griffey Jr. are among the Hall of Fame MLB players who wore numer 3 during their iconic careers. NFL and NHL fans have strong associations with the number for some of the most famous names in their sports with players like Russell Wilson and Pierre Pilote. 

So check out the list of athletes who wore 3 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 3, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 25.

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #3
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League: MLB
Years active: 1914-1935
Stats: .342 batting average, 714 home runs, 2,213 RBIs,

Career Highlights

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2× All-Star (1933, 1934)
  • 7× World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)
  • AL MVP (1923)

Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Pitcher

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Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #3
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League: MLB
Years active: 1925-1945
Stats: .325 batting average, 524 home runs, 1,922 RBIs

Career Highlights

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 9× All-Star (1933–1941)
  • 2× World Series champion (1929, 1930)
  • 3× AL MVP (1932, 1933, 1938)
  • Triple Crown (1933)

Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland

Position: First baseman

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Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #3
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League: MLB
Years active: 1926-1947
Stats: .304 batting average, 511 home runs, 1,860 RBIs

Career Highlights

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 12× All-Star (1934–1945)
  • World Series champion (1933)

Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana

Position: Right fielder, Outfielder

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Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #3
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League: MLB
Years active: 1954-1975
Stats: .256 batting average, 573 home runs, 1,584 RBIs

Career Highlights

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 13× All-Star (1959, 1959, 1961, 1961, 1963–1971)
  • AL MVP (1969)

Birthplace: Payette, Idaho, United States of America

Position: Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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