At number 3, it's the obvious choice: the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth. His career statistics are amazing:
- .342 batting average - 10th all-time
- 714 home runs - 3rd all-time
- 2,213 RBIs - 2nd all-time
- 2,174 runs - 3rd all-time
And here's the kicker:
8,399 at-bats - 92nd all-time
AND.....he was a World Series game-winning pitcher! Wow.
Some say he was the best to ever play the game of baseball. And those who say that have an excellent argument. He was certainly the most sensational player of his time, out-slugging his contemporaries by a wide margin on an annual basis.
His wearing the jersey number 3 is widely attributed to his place in the batting order, 3rd, when the Yankees began wearing jersey numbers in 1929.