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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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1,007 114
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

2
751 163
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

3
559 155
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
608 150
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

5
530 155
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

6
479 122
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
516 126
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

8
357 142
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

9
511 143
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

10
401 174
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mark Grace First baseman

11
511 316
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Sammy Sosa Right fielder

12
534 118
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
282 138
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

14
261 131
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

The Best Celebrity Reactions to the Cubs Winning the World Series

15
257 118
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

16
249 111
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Sutcliffe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
278 95
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

18
202 101
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

19
187 105
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Gabby Hartnett Catcher

20
317 134
Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
polish pickle added Kerry Wood Relief pitcher, Pitcher - pitcher

21
285 116
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Jake Arrieta Pitcher

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22
193 100
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

23
251 124
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Derrek Lee First baseman

24
139 100
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Reuschel Pitcher

25
200 144
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aramis Ramírez Third baseman

26
167 91
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

27
118 84
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

28
128 62
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

14 Things That Have Been Invented Since the Cubs Last Won the World Series

29
128 70
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

30
106 20
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kris Bryant

31
173 98
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop

32
183 103
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Addison Russell

33
121 63
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hank Sauer Outfielder, Left fielder

34
131 80
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Prior Pitcher

35
103 64
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Phil Cavarretta Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
151 81
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ben Zobrist Right fielder

37
186 86
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

38
150 118
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Carlos Zambrano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
144 81
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Don Kessinger Shortstop

40
126 79
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Ryan Dempster Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
85 10
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
TRENT13 added Jon Lester Pitcher

42
105 65
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

Amber Heard Loves and Hookups

43
172 129
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

44
167 80
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

45
488 321
Kosuke Fukudome is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aidan7158 added Kosuke Fukudome Right fielder, Outfielder

46
114 61
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Dexter Fowler Center fielder

47
101 67
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kiki Cuyler Right fielder, Outfielder

48
95 62
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

49
84 41
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jody Davis Catcher

50
113 57
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Randy Hundley Catcher