Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt“When it comes to playing third base on astroturf, Schmidt is in a class by himself. He’s so quick, so confident, and he has a better throwing arm than Brooks Robinson.” – Johnny Oates, who was a teammate of both Mike Schmidt and Brooks Robinson.

Highest OPS, 1980-1989
Mike Schmidt … 925
Wade Boggs … 922
George Brett … 913

Schmidt, Brett, and Boggs eachrank in the top four all-time among third basemen in baseball history. Schmidt was better than the other two with the glove and also with the bat. All three of them won one World Series title, Schmidt in 1980 with the Phillies, Brett in 1985 for the Royals, and Boggs in 1996 as a member of the New York Yankees.