Greatest Third Basemen

Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ list of the 12 Greatest Hitting Third Baseman of all time

When reviewing the 12 Greatest 3rd Baseman of all time, we notice that the best third basemen hitters are spread evenly over the 8 Eras in Baseball History.
We also notice, surprisingly, that the two greatest hitting third baseman – Mike Schmidt and George Brett – played during a time when we saw the only decrease in Home Runs hit in baseball history.

Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ Top 12 Best Hitting Shortstops Of All Time List

Hall of Fame * Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the “Steroid Era”
Players in red are active players.

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Rank Player Name Years Played Ranking
1 Mike Schmidt* 1872-1989 4.282
2 George Brett* 1973-1993 4.238
3 Chipper Jones 1993-2012 4.011
4 Eddie Matthews* 1951-1968 3.975
5 Pie Traynor* 1920-1937 3.826
6 Wade Boggs* 1982-1999 3.791
7 Adrian Beltre 1998-Active 3.337
8 Bob Elliott 1939-1953 3.695
9 Ron Santo** 1960-1974 3.692
10 Frank Baker** 1908-1922 3.645
11 Darrell Evans 1969-1989 3.589
12 Ken Boyer 1956-1969 3.587

Compare to other positions:

Greatest Catchers | Greatest 1st Basemen | Greatest 2nd Basemen | Greatest Shortstops | Greatest Third Basemen | Greatest Outfielders

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