Photo:
Sports
207 readers

The Top 25 Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

25 items

Blake Edwards reranked 4 of 0 total items on undefined. Check out the original list to vote on it yourself!

  • George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is a retired American baseball third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history and 16th all-time. He is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average (the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial; Albert Pujols currently fulfills all three conditions, but is still an active player). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 on the first ballot and is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three...  more

    More George Brett 

    #10 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#1231 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#23 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

  • Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949) is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time winner of the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player award (MVP), and he was known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense. As a hitter, he compiled 548 home runs and 1,595 runs batted in (RBIs), and led the NL in home runs eight times and in RBIs four times. As a fielder, Schmidt won the National League Gold Glove Award for third basemen ten times. Schmidt was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and is often considered the...  more

    More Mike Schmidt 

    #16 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#93 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#32 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958) is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but he also played for the New York Yankees, with whom he won the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with whom he reached 3,000 hits. His hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a perennial contender for American League batting titles. He is 33rd on the list of career leaders for batting average among Major League Baseball players with a minimum of 1,000 plate appearances, and has the highest ranking of those still alive. Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the...  more

    More Wade Boggs 

    #58 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#11 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#11 of 12 Baseball Players With The All Time Weirdest Superstitions

  • Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. (born May 18, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), which still stands as the record for the longest career spent with a single team in major league history. He batted and threw right-handed, though he was a natural left-hander. Nicknamed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" or "Mr. Hoover", he is considered the greatest defensive third basemen in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career, tied with pitcher Jim Kaat for the second-most all-time for any player at any position. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in...  more

    More Brooks Robinson 

    #2 of 109 The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time#2 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time#4 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time