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San Francisco Giants: 10 best second basemen in franchise history

20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
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2. Larry Doyle (1907-1916, 1918-1920), New York Giants

Stats: 127 OPS+, .292/.359/.411, 1,751 H, 67 HR, 726 RBI, 906 R
WAR: 42.7 rWAR/47.1 fWAR
Accolades: 1x MVP
WS Titles: 0

The first great Giants second baseman, Doyle was a consistent 3-WAR player during his 13 seasons with the franchise.

His best season came in 1912 when he hit .330/.393/.471 with 33 doubles, 10 home runs and 91 RBI for 5.0 WAR to win NL MVP honors by a narrow margin over Pittsburgh Pirates star Honus Wagner.

He also won the NL batting title in 1915 when he hit .320 while also leading the league in hits (189) and doubles (40) during a 4.5 WAR campaign.

Doyle was eventually traded to the Chicago Cubs along with three other players in exchange for third baseman Heinie Zimmerman posted 9.7 WAR in four seasons with the Giants and led the NL in RBI (100) in 1917.

He was re-acquired prior to the 1918 season and he spent the final three seasons of his MLB career once again manning the keystone for the Giants, logging 9.5 WAR during that span to add to his legacy with the team.

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