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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.
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1
721 314
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

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2
731 372
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

3
726 401
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

4
513 273
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

5
721 327
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

6
651 343
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

7
396 230
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

8
399 209
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

9
454 241
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

10
335 195
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

11
322 203
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
351 246
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
386 268
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

14
192 169
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

15
241 183
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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16
225 195
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

17
329 180
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

18
241 179
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

19
205 180
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

20
133 125
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

21
155 171
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

22
149 131
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

23
140 145
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

24
155 64
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

25
117 124
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

26
144 122
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

27
129 107
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

28
73 65
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

29
104 79
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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30
79 103
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
132 143
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

32
68 112
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

33
85 76
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

34
76 83
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

35
63 73
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

36
70 66
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

37
65 79
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

38
130 88
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

39
60 57
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

40
55 39
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
25 48
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

42
77 65
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

43
63 105
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

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44
76 143
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

45
46 43
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Robby Thompson Second baseman

46
29 40
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

47
27 34
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

48
35 42
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
41 39
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

50
40 48
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971