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Boston Red Sox Top 5 Third Basemen of All-Time

Here are my top 5 Boston Red Sox third basemen of all-time. Like all lists at The Baseball Scholar, this is based on seasons from 1901 and after. If a player played for a franchise prior to 1901 those seasons (and his age during those seasons) will be listed but his stats during those seasons will not be listed nor will they be factored into his ranking. For a player to be eligible he had to have at least 1,500 plate appearances. Lastly, players are only eligible for one position so if they played multiple positions for a franchise they will be listed at the position I feel they had the most success. If you think I missed someone or have them in the wrong order, comment below.


  1. Wade Boggs
    • Age: 24 – 34
    • Years: 1982 – 1992

    Wade Boggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    71.8 142 1625 7323 6213 1067 2098 422 47 85 687 16 27 1004 470 .338 .430 .462 .892

  2. Jimmy Collins
    • Age: 31 – 37
    • Years: 1901 – 1907

    Jimmy Collins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.0 121 741 3224 2972 448 881 171 65 25 385 102 0 160 0 .296 .328 .423 .751

  3. Larry Gardner
    • Age: 22 – 31
    • Years: 1908 – 1917

    Larry Gardner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.4 116 1123 4511 3919 495 1106 151 87 16 481 134 35 388 161 .282 .336 .377 .713

  4. Bill Mueller
    • Age: 32 – 34
    • Years: 2003 – 2005

    Bill Mueller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    10.0 123 406 1650 1442 229 437 106 9 41 204 3 6 169 207 .303 .382 .474 .856

  5. Tim Naehring
    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1990 – 1997

    Tim Naehring
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    12.7 104 547 2162 1872 254 527 104 4 49 250 5 7 236 312 .282 .362 .420 .782

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