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The Best Athletes Who Wore #3

Updated September 23, 2019 1.3k votes 160 voters 5.2k 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: 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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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1989-2010
    Stats: .284 batting average, 630 home runs, 1,836 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 13× All-Star (1990–2000, 2004, 2007)
    • AL MVP (1997)
    • 10× Gold Glove Award (1990–1999)
    • 7× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996–1999)
    • NL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
    • Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Position: Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 2003-2019
    Stats: 1,054 games played, 22.0 points per game, 5.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.5 steals

    Career Highlights

    • 3× NBA champion (2006, 2012, 2013)
    • NBA Finals MVP (2006)
    • 13× NBA All-Star (2005–2016, 2019)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2010)
    • 2× All-NBA First Team (2009, 2010)
    • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2006, 2011)
    • 3× All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2012, 2013)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2009, 2010)
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Position: Point guard, Shooting guard
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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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    More Jimmie Foxx 

    #30 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#9 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#13 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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