Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My favorite 2nd basemen. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!

This is the second in a series of posts.  See "My favorite 1st basemen. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!" here.

I have been wanting to do a series on my favorite players by position for a while now.  I decided on "top 10's by position" as my format.  I want it to be fun and interactive though.  So I decided on a few 'rules'.

1. I can bend the rules when I feel like it.
2. The players on the list have to have played when I payed attention to baseball.  So my arbitrary cutoff date is 1980.  All players on the list must have played in the 1980 season or later.
3. No ranking, just the top 10 in no real order.  So Duane Kiper might make the list, but you won't know if he is #1 or #9 on that list
4. SP will be a top 20 and OF will be a top 30
5. This is a card blog, so each player must have an accompanying picture of one of their baseball cards.  Usually it will be one I don't have, so you all can send them to me!!
6. I'll update each page with reader suggestions (even if I don't care for them) and keep a link to all other positions on future pages


My favorite 2nd basemen
Rod Carew (I'm never gonna get this card...)

Chase Utley

Bobby Grich - I need a relic card of this guy!

Ryne Sandberg

Davey Lopes - Soooooo underrated!

Tommy Herr

Lou Whitaker - Sweet Lou!

Glenn Hubbard

Roberto Alomar

Craig Biggio

Reader picks:
Put them in the comments or e-mail to me!

1. Mark Lemke
2. Johnny Ray - love this pick!


  1. Rod Carew, and the list doesn't need completing.

    Tommy Herr is persona non grata in Minnesota. He was nothing but a whiner and had a horrible attitude. One of MN's worst trades.

  2. Wow, I didn't even remember Herr in Minny! I only remember his St Louis days. Good call on Carew though!

  3. Johnny Ray

    VERY underrated on some bad Pirate teams