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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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1
+ - 683 272
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
+ - 686 354
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
+ - 673 330
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

4
+ - 371 200
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

5
+ - 593 295
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

6
+ - 371 185
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

7
+ - 668 295
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

8
+ - 475 245
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

9
+ - 420 213
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

10
+ - 311 168
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

11
+ - 279 186
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
+ - 319 216
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
+ - 183 153
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

14
+ - 229 169
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

15
+ - 340 246
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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16
+ - 300 156
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
+ - 204 180
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

18
+ - 221 167
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

19
+ - 189 168
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

20
+ - 144 159
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

21
+ - 122 114
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

22
+ - 135 124
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

23
+ - 131 135
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

24
+ - 110 116
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
+ - 137 111
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
+ - 123 99
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

27
+ - 69 55
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

28
+ - 116 57
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
José Altuve Second baseman

29
+ - 96 72
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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30
+ - 76 96
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
+ - 63 106
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

32
+ - 121 137
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

33
+ - 78 64
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

34
+ - 64 59
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Harold Reynolds Second baseman

35
+ - 60 72
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Steve Sax Second baseman

36
+ - 70 76
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Manny Trillo Second baseman

37
+ - 57 67
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Carlos Baerga Second baseman

38
+ - 62 99
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

39
+ - 73 135
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

40
+ - 26 42
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cupid Childs Second baseman

41
+ - 54 50
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bret Boone Second baseman

42
+ - 45 38
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Robby Thompson Second baseman

43
+ - 25 31
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Larry Doyle Second baseman

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44
+ - 75 60
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

45
+ - 26 36
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ted Sizemore Second baseman

46
+ - 32 37
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

47
+ - 48 36
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

48
+ - 26 38
Mark Grudzielanek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Mark Grudzielanek Second baseman, Shortstop

49
+ - 20 12
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brian Dozier Shortstop

50
+ - 37 45
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971