The Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball's Hall of Fame

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The Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Installment No. 5 takes us over to third base, if you are scoring. Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame currently has only 13 third basemen, three of whom are from the Negro League.

So, I am rating the top to the bottom.

You don’t really have the competition at this position that I am used to working with. These names hardly wreak fear in the heart of readers: “Home Run” Baker, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Jimmy Collins, George Kell, Freddie Lindstrom, Eddie Mathews, Brooks Robinson, Mike Schmidt, and Pie Traynor.

All you sports fans who hate the guys from the dark ages, take heed! There is only one player (Jimmy Collins) who has dipped his foot into the murky waters of the 1800s.

I must tell you, as a baseball fan, this bunch is sickening. The Veterans Committee needs to put some people in here who should be: Ron Santo, Ken Boyer, “Mad Dog” Bill Madlock, and Bob Elliott, among others.

I did the math on Santo. If he were in the Hall of Fame right now, he would be No. 5 on our list. I didn’t check the others. I have a series to finish here.

Maybe the list sucks so badly because there are no Pilgrims on it, huh?

On with the show—slideshow, that is.

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