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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
739 331
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

2
753 412
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
750 388
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

4
750 338
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

5
529 279
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

6
677 352
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

7
406 214
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

8
405 234
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

9
468 255
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

10
344 201
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

11
339 214
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
371 260
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
405 276
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

14
196 176
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
249 189
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

16
244 198
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

17
348 187
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

18
249 184
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

19
214 184
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

20
183 68
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

21
137 128
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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22
158 173
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

23
151 134
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

24
121 126
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
144 153
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

26
146 124
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

27
132 109
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

28
75 68
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
109 83
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

30
81 104
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
135 148
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

32
90 81
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

33
68 115
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

34
76 87
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

35
65 75
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

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36
61 59
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

37
68 81
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

38
72 69
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

39
134 91
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

40
57 41
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

41
65 106
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

42
79 68
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
78 147
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

44
25 52
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

45
48 46
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Robby Thompson Second baseman

46
30 42
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

47
45 40
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

48
37 45
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

49
27 36
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

50
42 49
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971