List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a second baseman leaders

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Bid McPhee, the all-time leader in career putouts by a second baseman.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a Tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a Force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.

In baseball and softball, second baseman is a fielding position in the infield, between third and first base. The second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get rid of the ball quickly, and must be able to make the pivot on a double play. In addition, second basemen are usually right-handed; only four left-handed throwing players have ever played second base since 1950.[1] In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the second baseman is assigned the number 4.

Bid McPhee is the all-time leader in career putouts as a second baseman with 6,552. Eddie Collins (6,526) and Nellie Fox (6,090) are the only other second basemen with over 6,000 career putouts.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.
PO as 2B Total career putouts as a second baseman.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Robinson Canó, the active leader in putouts as a second baseman and 21st all time.
  • Stats updated as of July 19, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as 2B
1 Bid McPhee * 6,552
2 Eddie Collins * 6,526
3 Nellie Fox * 6,090
4 Joe Morgan * 5,742
5 Nap Lajoie * 5,496
6 Charlie Gehringer * 5,369
7 Bill Mazeroski * 4,974
8 Bobby Doerr * 4,928
9 Willie Randolph 4,859
10 Billy Herman * 4,780
11 Lou Whitaker 4,771
12 Frank White 4,742
13 Fred Pfeffer 4,719
14 Red Schoendienst * 4,616
15 Roberto Alomar * 4,458
16 Frankie Frisch * 4,348
17 Bobby Grich 4,217
18 Del Pratt 4,069
19 Jeff Kent 4,016
20 Craig Biggio * 3,992
21 Robinson Canó (112) 3,954
22 Kid Gleason 3,887
23 Cupid Childs 3,865
24 Ryne Sandberg * 3,807
25 George Cutshaw 3,762
26 Johnny Evers * 3,758
27 Lou Bierbauer 3,726
28 Larry Doyle 3,635
29 Joe Gordon * 3,600
30 Steve Sax 3,574
31 Brandon Phillips (0) 3,548
32 Ray Durham 3,506
33 Félix Millán 3,495
34 Buddy Myer 3,487
35 Cub Stricker 3,447
36 Hughie Critz 3,446
37 Claude Ritchey 3,444
38 Bret Boone 3,443
39 Ski Melillo 3,437
40 Chase Utley 3,426
41 Miller Huggins * 3,425
42 Frank Bolling 3,423
43 Bucky Harris * 3,412
44 Manny Trillo 3,403
45 Ian Kinsler (96) 3,397
46 Julián Javier 3,380
47 Tony Lazzeri * 3,351
48 Bobby Lowe 3,336
49 Joe Quinn 3,329
50 Luis Castillo 3,287
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as 2B
51 Tony Taylor 3,274
52 Jerry Priddy 3,226
53 Rogers Hornsby * 3,206
54 Dave Cash 3,185
55 Johnny Temple 3,172
56 Davey Lopes 3,142
57 Jim Gantner 3,139
58 Bobby Richardson 3,125
59 Cookie Rojas 3,100
60 Jack Burdock 3,075
61 Don Blasingame 3,065
62 Tito Fuentes 3,046
63 Eddie Stanky 3,030
64 Bill Wambsganss 2,986
65 Tom Herr 2,932
66 Ted Sizemore 2,928
67 Fred Dunlap 2,909
68 Tony Cuccinello 2,883
69 Davey Johnson 2,837
70 Bobby Ávila 2,820
71 Glenn Hubbard 2,795
72 Joe Gerhardt 2,794
73 Jimmy Williams 2,759
74 Max Bishop 2,752
75 Harold Reynolds 2,749
76 Otto Knabe 2,743
77 Ron Hunt 2,734
78 Glenn Beckert 2,710
79 Bill Hallman 2,701
80 Tommy Helms 2,688
81 Horace Clarke 2,682
Johnny Ray 2,682
83 Mark Ellis 2,671
84 Tom Daly 2,652
85 Orlando Hudson 2,635
86 Eric Young 2,623
87 Bill Doran 2,619
88 Robby Thompson 2,611
89 Delino DeShields 2,608
90 Ron Oester 2,591
91 Juan Samuel 2,580
92 Dustin Pedroia (9) 2,574
93 Rod Carew * 2,573
94 Sandy Alomar Sr. 2,572
95 Rennie Stennett 2,568
96 Bobby Knoop 2,566
97 Chuck Knoblauch 2,529
98 Dick Green 2,518
99 Hobe Ferris 2,501
100 Jerry Lumpe 2,469

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "From 1950 to 2013, Throws LH, Played: 2B". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2010-06-03.