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.

1
1,219 440
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

2
761 327
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

3
753 322
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

4
693 278
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers

5
1,025 620
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox

6
937 808
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Philadelphia Phillies, Houston colt .45s, San Francisco Giants

7
939 642
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

8
483 227
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals

9
967 765
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers

10
659 575
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins, California Angels

11
394 161
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers

12
483 244
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Houston colt .45s, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

13
472 238
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates

14
572 499
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Houston Astros

15
352 161
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox

16
450 379
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers

17
502 454
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies

18
503 442
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó New York Yankees

19
211 144
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

20
308 314
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

21
424 323
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox

22
197 212
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles, California Angels

23
251 243
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

24
335 208
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve

25
202 146
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves

26
137 125
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox

27
163 190
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics

28
158 141
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Kansas City Royals

29
108 130
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

30
92 103
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers

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52 49
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle New York Giants, Chicago Cubs

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50 67
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos

33
168 193
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

34
133 129
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Texas Rangers

35
111 125
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers

36
82 34
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds

37
85 113
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants

38
84 106
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics

39
75 100
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks

40
163 113
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

41
80 119
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers

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99 81
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson New York Yankees

43
79 78
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins

44
86 93
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, California Angels

45
90 165
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees

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42 53
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

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21 47
Ross Barnes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ross Barnes Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Caps

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67 57
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves

49
47 58
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

50
62 49
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Eddie Stanky New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves