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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as second basemen and not other infield positions

The greatest 2nd basemen of all time include some of the most iconic names in MLB history. Many of the names on this list are famous players who dominated during the pre-1950s era of Major League Baseball, like Rogers Hornsby and Jackie Robinson, but a few modern-era players like Joe Morgan and Ryne Sandberg are also considered among the best. These guys are the best second basemen in the league and make some of the toughest plays look so incredibly easy, with excellent fielding skills.

Who do you think deserves the honor of the best 2nd baseman of all time? Vote for your favorite second baseman and rerank this list any way you like. The greatest second basemen of all time were slap hitters that got on base and set the table for their team. In recent years, the trend has shifted towards power, and that's changing the face of the 2-bagger dramatically. Like some of the greatest first basemen ever, these 2nd base players were true leaders on their respective teams. From Joe Morgan and Jackie Robinson (arguably two of the greatest baseball players ever) to modern players like Cano and Pedroia, every player listed here played (or plays) a key role for their team and many are power hitters.
list ordered by

1
697 290
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

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2
695 349
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

3
704 376
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

4
490 256
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

5
617 318
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

6
379 214
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

7
692 305
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

8
384 196
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

9
428 227
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

10
321 179
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

11
293 195
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
332 227
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
187 159
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

14
364 252
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

15
235 175
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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16
316 163
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
211 184
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

18
229 171
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

19
193 173
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

20
149 163
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

21
126 119
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

22
139 127
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

23
134 139
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

24
112 119
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
140 115
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
123 102
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

27
72 57
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

28
126 59
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

29
97 74
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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30
77 98
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
80 67
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

32
65 107
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

33
123 139
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

34
72 77
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

35
66 61
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

36
60 76
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

37
58 69
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

38
57 50
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

39
25 44
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

40
63 100
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

41
74 138
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

42
75 61
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

43
45 39
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Robby Thompson Second baseman

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44
49 36
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

45
27 37
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

46
26 32
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

47
32 38
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

48
37 37
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

49
38 45
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971

50
41 36
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Eddie Stanky Manager, Second baseman