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.

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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
608 318
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
603 311
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
552 251
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers

5
974 489
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

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922 644
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

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946 604
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers

8
850 537
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

9
642 445
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins, California Angels

10
341 217
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals

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559 398
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Houston Astros

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379 231
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

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426 347
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers

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269 156
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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387 231
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates

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488 425
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies

17
281 154
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox

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496 414
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó New York Yankees

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301 298
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

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418 308
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox

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319 175
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve

The Best Camera Brands

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250 232
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

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169 141
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

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192 204
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles, California Angels

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193 143
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

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123 120
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

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162 188
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

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154 139
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Kansas City Royals

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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99 126
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

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91 100
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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49 45
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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131 123
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Texas Rangers

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166 189
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

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42 64
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos

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109 122
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

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72 32
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

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84 111
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

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82 101
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

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160 111
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

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73 98
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks

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95 80
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson New York Yankees

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78 117
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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78 76
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

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86 91
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

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41 50
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 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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89 162
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees

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65 56
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves

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20 46
Ross Barnes is listed (or ranked) 48 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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46 56
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

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61 48
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