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.
list ordered by
1
1,793 491
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns
2
1,261 404
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps
3
1,243 394
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox
4
1,173 367
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers
5
903 335
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
6
1,273 927
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs
7
839 250
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers
8
1,352 917
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox
9
919 347
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston colt .45s, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox
10
1,177 1,252
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Houston colt .45s, San Francisco Giants
11
701 221
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox
12
1,177 1,204
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brooklyn Dodgers
13
812 855
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Minnesota Twins, California Angels
14
718 334
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates
15
446 194
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
16
699 690
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston Astros
17
528 549
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers
18
603 649
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies
19
298 167
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
20
616 601
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added New York Mets
21
511 410
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox
22
249 273
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, California Angels
23
373 410
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays
24
307 184
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves
25
473 284
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added Houston Astors