Baseball The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time  

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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
1,444 174
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

2
1,093 242
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

3
820 232
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
727 176
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
769 223
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

6
770 187
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
895 223
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

8
548 208
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
916 203
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

10
836 241
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

11
783 454
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

12
614 261
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

13
405 179
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

14
393 169
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

15
420 205
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

16
431 119
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

17
384 156
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
305 134
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher

19
309 133
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

20
502 182
Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
polish pickle added Relief pitcher, Pitcher - pitcher

21
307 130
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

22
453 179
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

23
258 121
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman

24
365 185
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

25
308 200
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman