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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
703 299
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

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2
714 380
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
700 354
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

4
626 324
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

5
698 310
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

6
492 263
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

7
382 219
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

8
388 199
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

9
432 230
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

10
322 182
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

11
296 196
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
335 228
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
372 255
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

14
187 161
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

15
237 176
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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16
319 167
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
214 186
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

18
231 173
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

19
194 174
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

20
129 120
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

21
151 165
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

22
142 128
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

23
135 141
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

24
113 120
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
141 118
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

26
125 104
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

27
131 61
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

28
72 60
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

29
99 75
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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30
77 100
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
65 109
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

32
81 71
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

33
124 140
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

34
73 79
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

35
67 62
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

36
61 76
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

37
60 70
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Carlos Baerga Second baseman

38
58 52
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

39
25 45
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

40
63 101
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

41
74 140
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

42
51 36
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

43
75 62
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

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44
45 40
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Robby Thompson Second baseman

45
28 37
Ted Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Sizemore Second baseman

46
33 38
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

47
26 33
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

48
39 37
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

49
38 46
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971

50
41 37
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Eddie Stanky Manager, Second baseman