sports The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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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.

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

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

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Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

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

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

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

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Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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

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

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

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

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

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Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

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

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Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

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

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

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

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

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

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Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

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Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

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Frank White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

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Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

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Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

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José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
José Altuve Second baseman

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Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

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Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Manny Trillo Second baseman

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Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Harold Reynolds Second baseman

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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

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

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

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Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

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Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

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Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cupid Childs Second baseman

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Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bret Boone Second baseman

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Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Robby Thompson Second baseman

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Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

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Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ted Sizemore Second baseman

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Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

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

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Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

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

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Juan Samuel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Juan Samuel Outfielder, Second baseman

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Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Delino DeShields Second baseman