1. Brooks Robinson, third baseman

Dubbed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner," Robinson is rightfully regarded as the greatest third baseman to ever defend the hot corner. With 16 Gold Glove Awards at the position, he could slide into an era with his defense alone. But Robinson, who was the American League MVP in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, was also a quality hitter, smacking 2,848 hits and 268 home runs in his Hall-of-Fame career.

( Baltimore Sun file photo / June 25, 1997 )

Dubbed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner," Robinson is rightfully regarded as the greatest third baseman to ever defend the hot corner. With 16 Gold Glove Awards at the position, he could slide into an era with his defense alone. But Robinson, who was the American League MVP in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, was also a quality hitter, smacking 2,848 hits and 268 home runs in his Hall-of-Fame career.

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