I don’t know if I’d say it’s Lou, but i really want to because of how underrated he is.
I believe I should weigh in on this one.
I have Hornsby as the best followed by Joe Morgan. But keep in mind Rod Carew played 2B for a portion of his career.
He changed the game though with his power
That’s overselling it a bit.
Sandberg had very good power, but it’s not like he was the first 2B to be a slugger. He had five 20+ HR seasons. Craig Biggio had seven. Joe Morgan and Sweet Lou had four. Robbie Alomar had three. The only thing Ryno had over those guys is that one fluke year where he hit 40, and even that wasn’t a first for a 2B, since Hornsby did it in the 1920s and just missed by one HR a couple of other times.
Def Joe Morgan. Cano is out of running due to PED’s violations.
Charlie Gehringer is the 3rd best 2nd baseman ever and gets no love
Cano has been caught juicing twice. Kent is only better than Charlie in HR and RBI
Biggio is well behind in almost every statistical category
I don’t know
Biggio has more he and rbi too
Hornsby and then the rest. Morgan in the last 60, as said.
Wade Boggs played 3rd base.
Its pretty crazy the Biggio was a catcher and changed positions to 2nd during his mlb career and played it out such a high level. That just doesn’t happen.
Lou Whitaker isn’t Goat but it is a crime that he isn’t in the HOF
Didn’t he also play outfield too? Maybe I’m mis-remembering i thought he went from catcher to OF (CF?) to second base.
1989 games at 2B
428 games at catcher
363 games in the OF (mostly CF)
That shit is ridiculous. IMO he was the greatest athlete to ever play catcher. It became obvious pretty early in his career that his physical gifts were wasted behind the plate.