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The Best Athletes Who Wore #3

Updated September 23, 2019 1.6k votes 203 voters 7.5k views30 items

List RulesVote 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.

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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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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2012-present
    Stats: 112 games played, 25,624 passing yards, 196 passing touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)
    • 6× Pro Bowl (2012–2015, 2017, 2018)
    • Pro Bowl Offensive MVP (2015)
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Position: Quarterback
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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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  • 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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