Greatest Third Basemen

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

The Era breakdown for the 12 Greatest Third Baseman – offensively – of all time is as follows:

 

 

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 1998-2018 3.772
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 | Greatest Designated Hitters

 

 

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