Baseball 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.
list ordered by

1
1,643 463
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

2
1,156 363
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

3
1,141 355
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

4
1,076 321
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers

5
816 281
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals

6
753 200
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers

7
827 297
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston colt .45s, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

8
1,225 859
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox

9
1,140 870
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

10
1,046 1,166
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Houston colt .45s, San Francisco Giants

11
620 185
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox

12
1,060 1,117
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brooklyn Dodgers

13
739 803
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Minnesota Twins, California Angels

14
653 291
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates

15
383 159
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

16
637 639
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston Astros

17
490 501
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers

18
541 578
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

19
551 538
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added New York Mets

20
244 143
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox

21
338 393
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

22
275 170
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves

23
226 255
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, California Angels

24
466 382
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox

25
277 289
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates