Quick, who is the greatest second baseman of all time? Arguments can be made for Joe Morgan, Rogers Hornsby, Jackie Robinson, Craig Biggio and a few others.
Did this guy pop into your head?
If not, you might want to think again. Check out these fielding stats:
- 123 consecutive games without an error
- Four seasons without a throwing error
- Career fielding percentage of .989
- Nine time Gold Glove winner
- Led the league in assists at 2nd base seven times
And how about:
- Eight consecutive All Star starts
- Seven time Silver Slugger Award
- 1984 League MVP
- Led the league in runs scored three times
- Fourth on Cubs all time for hits, singles, doubles, extra base hits and stolen bases
- Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005
Let the debate begin.