The Best Second Baseman in Each MLB Franchise's History

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The Best Second Baseman in Each MLB Franchise's History
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This is the third slideshow in my series running down the top players at each position in each team's history, and this one will focus on second basemen.

In case you missed them, the first two slideshows were on catchers and first basemen, and here are the links to those articles:

The Best Catcher in Each MLB Franchise's History

The Best First Baseman in Each MLB Franchise's History

My only restriction for these rankings is that only the stats that a player had for the team he is representing will be considered.

For example, take the case of Frankie Frisch.

He is a Hall of Famer and one of the better second basemen of all time.

However, his career is pretty evenly split between the Cardinals and the Giants.

So, while he may have had a better career than the player I chose from the Giants, he did not have a better Giants career.

There were a number of great players who did not make the list because some teams had a wealth of talent at the position, teams such as the Cardinals, Tigers, and Cubs.

On the catcher's slideshow, I wondered if anyone else would represent two teams, as Carlton Fisk was my choice for both the Red Sox and White Sox. Jimmie Foxx came close at first base, but I gave Boston to Mo Vaughn.

With this slideshow, we officially have our second player to represent more than one team, Eddie Collins.

Well, enough with the introduction. I hope you enjoy the slideshow, and I look forward to hearing what you agree with, disagree with, and everything in between.

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