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The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

Updated November 10, 2018 53.4k votes 7.1k voters 103.9k views148 items

List RulesOnly 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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    138
    107
    jerpol added

    Bobby Richardson

    New York Yankees
  • 27
    483
    470

    Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Red Sox
  • 28
    136
    29

    Paul Molitor

    Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins
  • 29
    612
    612
    gamedemon24 added

    Robinson Canó

    New York Mets
  • 30
    303
    289

    Willie Randolph

    Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 31
    94
    63
    chile6880 added

    Gil McDougald

    New York Yankees
  • 32
    408
    416

    Jeff Kent

    San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 33
    148
    75
    slaft added

    Brian Dozier

  • 34
    105
    75
    slaft added

    Ross Barnes

    Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Reds
  • 35
    117
    63
    MacSa added

    Jim Delahanty

    New York Giants, St. Louis Browns
  • 36
    96
    55
    TRENT13 added

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs
  • 37
    105
    101
    chile6880 added

    Larry Doyle

    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs
  • 38
    172
    184
    chile6880 added

    Ian Kinsler

    Texas Rangers
  • 39
    87
    84
    chile6880 added

    Eddie Stanky

    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs
  • 40
    596
    748

    Chase Utley

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • 41
    81
    55
    MacSa added

    Jerry Remy

    Boston Red Sox, California Angels
  • 42
    92
    79
    chile6880 added

    Tom Herr

    Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
  • 43
    164
    171
    chile6880 added

    Alfonso Soriano

    Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs
  • 44
    67
    35

    Dee Gordon

  • 45
    105
    121
    chile6880 added

    Cupid Childs

    Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Spiders
  • 46
    189
    232

    Davey Lopes

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs
  • 47
    183
    215

    Brandon Phillips

    Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds
  • 48
    83
    89
    chile6880 added

    Davey Johnson

    Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs
  • 49
    98
    78
    slaft added

    Mark Grudzielanek

    Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals
  • 50
    89
    93
    slaft added

    Ben Zobrist

    Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays