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10 Fun Facts About MLB's Best 2nd Basemen!

Updated on March 20, 2013

1. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees was named after legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.

2. Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox is one of only three players (the other two being Ryan Howard and Cal Ripken) to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in successive seasons.

3. Jason Kipnisof the Cleveland Indians was once caught singing Adele's song "Someone Like You" during a game.

4. Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays has several nicknames including Zo, Zoby and Ben-Zo, and Zorilla.

5. Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds says his favorite dessert is an original glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme.

6. Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently the shortest Major League Baseball player at 5 feet 5 inches.

7. Rickie Weeks of the Milwaukee Brewers was best man at former teammate and fellow MLB star Prince Fielder's wedding.

8. Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a grandslam in his first big-league at-bat.

9. Dan Uggla of the Atlanta Braves hit the last homer at Shea Stadium before it was torn down.

10. Jemile Weeks of the Oakland Athletics sometimes takes baseball advice from his mother.


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    • Jools99 profile image

      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      My favourite second baseman is Brandon Phillips - I also follow him on Twitter, I think he's good fun.

    • billypetty22 profile image

      Billy Petty 4 years ago

      my list would be:

      Robinson Cano

      Brandon Phillips

      Dustin Pedrioa

      Chase Utley

      Jason Kipinis

      Ben Zobrist

      Rickie Weeks

      Dan Uggla

      Jose A

      Jemile Weeks

      *those are cool facts i never knew about the players except the one about Dustin Pedroia and Chase Utley