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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
800 365
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

2
809 462
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
818 429
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

4
437 240
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

5
812 377
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

6
437 263
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

7
726 382
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

8
568 303
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

9
372 218
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

10
503 280
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

11
365 241
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
401 295
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
452 304
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

14
215 185
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
277 200
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

16
236 81
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

17
371 213
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

18
264 219
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

19
269 198
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

20
227 198
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

21
154 136
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

The TV Shows with the Best Writing

22
170 139
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

23
170 184
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

24
137 131
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
162 130
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
151 167
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

27
144 120
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

28
94 109
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
80 76
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

30
82 118
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

31
119 96
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

32
143 162
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

33
99 93
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
32 38
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

35
71 82
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

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36
74 87
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

37
29 55
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

38
78 94
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

39
143 94
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

40
76 76
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

41
65 63
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

42
88 71
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
60 46
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

44
69 110
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

45
53 41
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

46
82 151
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

47
35 44
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

48
51 48
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Robby Thompson Second baseman

49
32 16
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

50
40 46
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman