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This is a list of the greatest Chicago Cubs ever.The North Siders. The Lovable Losers. The Cubbies. No matter how you know them, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most beloved franchises in Major League Baseball. One of the oldest sports franchises in American sporting history, the Cubs have an illustrious history despite not having won a World Series title since 1908, a streak that's unmatched. What makes this streak even more baffling is the long line of great players that have donned the Cubs blue and white. Some of the greatest players in baseball played for the Cubs including a slew of Rookies of the Year, a handful of Cy Young Award Winners, MVPs and Hall of Famers.

One of the best Chicago Cubs in history is shortstop Ernie Banks. The first black player in Cubs history, Banks is revered by Cubs fans despite the two-time MVP never played in a postseason game. There's a statue of Banks outside of Wrigley Field honoring his contributions on and off the field. 

Many of the Cub players you'll see on this list are from the franchise's early years. Hack Wilson holds one of baseball's greatest records: RBIs in a single season. In 1930, Wilson drove in a mindboggling 191 runs along with bashing 56 home runs. Though Sammy Sosa later broke his record for home runs, Wilson's accomplishments land him on this list of the Greatest Chicago Cubs of All Time.

Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Greg Maddux are also on this list. If you see a Cubs great missing on this list, feel free to add him to this rosters. Vote and rerank the Cubs players who you think are the greatest in this storied franchise's history
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730 88
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

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2
552 124
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

3
412 116
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
382 122
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

5
436 121
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

6
393 92
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
351 101
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
262 110
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

9
314 127
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mark Grace First baseman

10
334 97
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

11
381 256
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Sammy Sosa Right fielder

12
352 88
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
195 105
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

14
211 110
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
198 102
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

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193 91
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Sutcliffe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
211 80
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

18
251 106
Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
polish pickle added Kerry Wood Relief pitcher, Pitcher - pitcher

19
155 86
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

20
141 91
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Gabby Hartnett Catcher

21
209 80
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Jake Arrieta Pitcher

22
201 100
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Derrek Lee First baseman

23
144 88
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

24
165 118
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aramis Ramírez Third baseman

25
111 86
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Reuschel Pitcher

26
133 75
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

27
96 72
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

28
101 50
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

29
467 256
Kosuke Fukudome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aidan7158 added Kosuke Fukudome Right fielder, Outfielder

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102 58
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

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129 62
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Addison Russell

32
122 91
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Carlos Zambrano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
137 81
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop

34
100 62
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Ryan Dempster Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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97 62
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Prior Pitcher

36
140 102
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

37
99 51
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ben Zobrist Right fielder

38
117 70
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Don Kessinger Shortstop

39
81 56
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Phil Cavarretta Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

40
96 56
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hank Sauer Outfielder, Left fielder

41
149 73
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

42
76 49
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

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120 48
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

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83 56
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kiki Cuyler Right fielder, Outfielder

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73 38
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Dexter Fowler Center fielder

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60 28
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jody Davis Catcher

47
69 54
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

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86 45
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Randy Hundley Catcher

49
65 32
Don Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
david-choinacky added Don Zimmer Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

50
131 85
Kyuji Fujikawa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aidan7158 added Kyuji Fujikawa Pitcher