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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
930 416
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

2
522 298
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

3
529 288
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

4
887 551
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

5
914 514
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

6
894 452
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

7
462 242
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

8
800 460
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

9
622 383
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

10
539 353
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

11
289 200
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

12
398 314
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

13
353 217
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

14
460 385
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
349 215
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

16
227 146
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

17
247 146
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

18
483 392
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

19
287 280
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

20
404 290
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

21
298 159
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

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22
245 225
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

23
160 138
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

24
186 201
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

25
185 141
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
118 116
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

27
160 183
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

28
152 135
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
96 124
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

30
89 96
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
49 43
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

32
127 119
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

33
161 184
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

34
40 62
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

35
103 117
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

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36
83 106
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

37
59 26
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

38
81 97
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

39
155 106
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

40
72 94
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

41
94 77
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

42
76 73
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
84 87
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

44
77 115
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

45
40 48
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

46
88 158
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

47
62 52
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

48
19 44
Ross Barnes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ross Barnes Second baseman

49
45 53
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
60 46
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Eddie Stanky Manager, Second baseman