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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
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
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps
3
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox
4
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers
5
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs
6
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Houston colt .45s, San Francisco Giants
7
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox
8
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
9
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston colt .45s, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox
10
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers
11
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox
12
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brooklyn Dodgers
13
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston Astros
14
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Minnesota Twins, California Angels
15
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies
16
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates
17
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
18
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added Houston Astors
19
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
20
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers
21
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox
22
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays
23
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added New York Mets
24
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves
25
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, California Angels