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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
1,375 168
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

2
1,045 227
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

3
781 225
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
857 210
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

5
687 170
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
731 214
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

7
729 181
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

8
518 202
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
788 231
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

10
585 250
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

11
755 430
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

12
815 173
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
384 170
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

14
405 197
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
377 160
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

16
364 149
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
408 116
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

18
291 126
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher

19
479 173
Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
polish pickle added Relief pitcher, Pitcher - pitcher

20
294 127
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

21
433 170
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

22
290 124
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

23
346 178
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

24
292 193
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

25
198 140
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

26
244 117
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman

27
269 53
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kris Bryant

28
181 106
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

29
197 86
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

30
190 93
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

31
263 127
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

32
227 28
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

33
154 85
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

34
213 128
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

35
209 106
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

36
245 133
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

37
259 110
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

38
224 31
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

39
222 167
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
169 87
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

41
256 125
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

42
245 178
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Left fielder, Second baseman

43
158 100
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Left fielder

44
170 110
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
143 63
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Catcher

46
250 170
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added

47
132 81
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

48
136 88
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

49
171 108
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Center fielder

50
166 76
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher