Rank 'Em: Baseball's best third basemen

Created: September 1, 2011, 6:43 AM

Where do you rank Chipper Jones?

Who is the best third baseman in baseball history?

The hot corner is a tough place to make a living. Fewer third basemen are in the Baseball Hall of Fame than any other field position, and that's even after guys like Wade Boggs, George Brett and Mike Schmidt swelled the ranks in recent years.

How do you size up some of the all-time greats at third base? Is Chipper Jones making a case for prime consideration as he nears the end of a stellar career? Is Cooperstown missing the boat on Ron Santo? Rank eight of the best below.


 
 
  • Home Run Baker
    Third base
    Athletics
    Yankees
    1908-1922
    96 HR, 987 RBIs
  • Third base
    Red Sox
    Yankees
    Rays
    1982-99
    .328 BA, .858 OPS
    118 HR, 1,412 BB
    Two Gold Gloves
  • Third base
    Royals
    .305 BA, .856 OPS
    317 HR, 1,596 RBIs
    One Gold Glove
  • Third base
    Braves
    Active
    .305 BA, .936 OPS
    450 HR, 1,550 RBIs
  • Third base
    Braves
    Astros
    Tigers
    1952-68
    .271 BA, .885 OPS
    512 HR, 1,453 RBIs
  • Third base
    Orioles
    1955-77
    .267 BA, .723 OPS
    268 HR, 1,357 RBIs
    16 Gold Gloves
  • Third base
    Cubs
    1960-74
    .277 BA, .826 OPS
    342 HR, 1,331 RBIs
    5 Gold Gloves
  • Third base
    Phillies
    1972-89
    .267 BA, .908 OPS
    548 HR, 1,595 RBIs
    10 Gold Gloves

 



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