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The New York Yankees’ Greatest Third Baseman? Alex Rodriguez, Not Graig Nettles

New York Yankees have had some fine third basemen, but no Yankees third baseman is in the Hall of Fame. Of course, that will change when, five years after he retires, the great Alex Rodriguez will be voted in.

When he joined the Yankees, Alex generously and magnanimously agreed to switch from his shortstop position to third base, since shortstop was and still is the exclusive property of Derek Jeter. A-Rod has played 992 games at third base.

Frank "Home Run" Baker (1916-22), Jumpin' Joe Dugan (1922-28), Red Rolfe (1934-42), Graig Nettles (1973-83), Wade Boggs (1993-97) and Scott Brosius (1998-2001) are the top Yankees' third basemen. Rolfe and Nettles are clearly the two best with respect to their Yankees' careers.

Rolfe played for the Yankees for ...

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