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
1,648 464
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
1,162 364
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

3
1,146 356
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

4
1,081 322
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers

5
821 282
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals

6
758 201
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers

7
832 298
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston colt .45s, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

8
1,230 860
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
1,146 870
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

10
1,047 1,171
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
625 185
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox

12
1,061 1,122
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brooklyn Dodgers

13
741 807
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Minnesota Twins, California Angels

14
657 291
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates

15
387 159
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

16
637 643
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Houston Astros

17
490 505
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Detroit Tigers

18
541 582
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

19
248 143
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
551 542
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added New York Mets

21
339 394
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

22
276 170
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves

23
226 256
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, California Angels

24
466 383
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Boston Red Sox

25
277 290
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates