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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
771 354
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

2
783 440
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

3
792 410
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

4
797 356
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

5
711 365
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

6
425 249
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

7
423 230
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

8
549 293
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
357 210
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

10
491 265
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

11
354 227
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
390 276
Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chase Utley Second baseman

13
429 292
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
gamedemon24 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

14
205 182
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Frankie Frisch Second baseman

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15
264 194
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

16
360 197
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
254 209
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

18
216 72
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AndrewHaney1 added José Altuve Second baseman

19
260 192
Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bill Mazeroski Second baseman

20
220 191
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

21
145 131
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
165 177
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Grich Second baseman

23
160 136
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

24
127 129
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

25
149 159
Davey Lopes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Davey Lopes Manager, Second baseman

26
154 127
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

27
141 114
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
JamesRWilson added Frank White Second baseman

28
89 106
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

29
79 72
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
112 89
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

31
77 117
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

32
138 156
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Brandon Phillips Second baseman

33
93 88
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
78 91
Manny Trillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
AriBenarroch added Manny Trillo Second baseman

35
68 79
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
70 86
Steve Sax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Steve Sax Second baseman

37
75 74
Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Harold Reynolds Second baseman

38
62 63
Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Bret Boone Second baseman

39
139 93
Roberto Alamar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
tenpinalleync added Roberto Alamar

40
29 37
Larry Doyle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Larry Doyle Second baseman

41
27 53
Cupid Childs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Cupid Childs Second baseman

42
58 45
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Davey Johnson Manager, Second baseman

The Best Team and Ballpark Traditions in the MLB

43
84 70
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
jerpol added Bobby Richardson Second baseman

44
67 109
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

45
80 150
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

46
49 41
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
chile6880 added Tom Herr Second baseman

47
32 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
49 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
39 46
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

50
46 51
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ray Durham Second baseman - 1971