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San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Second Baseman in Giants’ History

Oct 10, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) hits a walk-off RBI double against the Chicago Cubs during the thirteenth inning during game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants won 6-5 in thirteen innings. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) hits a walk-off RBI double against the Chicago Cubs during the thirteenth inning during game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants won 6-5 in thirteen innings. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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September 2, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Kelby Tomlinson (37) reacts after scoring a run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

HA! Boy do I, and plenty of others wish it was Kelby Tomlinson. Maybe in 50 years we’ll look back on “specs” career with the Giants and he’ll be on this list. But today, Kelby isn’t number one anymore.

Number One: Larry Doyle, 1907-1920, 42.8 WAR

Larry Doyle has the benefit of playing 14 seasons in a Giants uniform to get to this number. Still, the longest tenured second baseman in club history, and the highest WAR in a Giants uniform for all second baseman is easily enough to get him number one on our list.

Doyle played nearly his whole career with the Giants, spending a season and a half with the Chicago Cubs. Doyle finished in the top three of MVP Voting twice, winning the award once in 1912. Overall, Doyle accumulated a career line of .290/.357/.408/.765. In 1622 games, he had 1751 hits and stole 291 bases in a Giants uniform.

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