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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
844 389
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

2
844 494
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
473 254
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

4
471 272
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

5
855 458
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

6
842 412
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

7
755 408
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

8
594 332
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
399 224
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

10
521 308
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

11
378 267
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
243 190
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

13
422 333
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

14
306 206
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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15
466 342
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

16
304 204
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

17
277 242
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

18
389 247
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

19
180 139
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

20
198 139
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

21
262 116
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
236 215
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

23
177 193
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

24
149 133
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
174 135
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
108 111
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

27
155 176
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

28
148 129
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

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29
90 120
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

30
85 88
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

31
122 109
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

32
42 40
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

33
152 173
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

34
100 109
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

35
35 56
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

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36
79 101
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

37
78 90
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 87
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

39
150 98
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

40
81 81
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

41
71 67
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

42
48 19
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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43
72 111
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

44
91 73
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

45
39 45
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

46
62 48
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

47
87 152
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

48
19 40
Ross Barnes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ross Barnes Second baseman

49
43 49
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

50
56 43
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Eddie Stanky Manager, Second baseman