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Who is the only third baseman in the 1960s besides Brooks Robinson who led the American League in fielding?

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In 1965 Don Wert played all 162 games for the Tigers and led all American League third baseman with a .976 fielding percentage, making it the only year in the 1960s that a third baseman other than Brooks Robinson had led the league in fielding.

A three-sport athlete at Solanco High School, he played third base for the Detroit Tigers and Washington Senators from 1963 to 1971.

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