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Witnessing a renaissance at third base

Hot corner attracting an abundance of highly skilled players

Updated: May 15, 2009, 1:17 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Lou: What's the fellow's name on third base? Bud: What is the fellow's name on SECOND base. Lou: I'm not askin' ya who's on second. Bud: Who's on first. Lou: I don't know. Bud and Lou: Third base!

How perfect. On the mythical St. Louis Wolves team in Abbott and Costello's famed routine, the third baseman's name is I Don't Know. Bud and Lou could not have used a more appropriate moniker for the poor fellow. In baseball history, third base has been the most misunderstood, misrepresented and ...

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