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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
1,080 123
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

2
802 173
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

3
593 168
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
653 163
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

5
565 164
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

6
512 129
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
554 132
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
384 154
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

9
556 166
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

10
436 187
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mark Grace First baseman

11
560 337
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Sammy Sosa Right fielder

12
586 127
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
306 146
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

14
285 137
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

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15
277 126
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

16
265 118
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Sutcliffe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
298 97
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

18
218 105
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

19
202 111
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Gabby Hartnett Catcher

20
347 143
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
304 129
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
208 107
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

23
271 133
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Derrek Lee First baseman

24
147 113
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Reuschel Pitcher

25
211 155
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aramis Ramírez Third baseman

26
180 98
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

27
130 89
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

28
140 69
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

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29
140 26
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kris Bryant

30
139 76
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

31
106 13
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
TRENT13 added Jon Lester Pitcher

32
113 69
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Phil Cavarretta Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

33
146 91
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Prior Pitcher

34
183 106
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop

35
129 69
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hank Sauer Outfielder, Left fielder

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36
162 127
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Carlos Zambrano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
197 90
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

38
166 91
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ben Zobrist Right fielder

39
198 118
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Addison Russell

40
136 85
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
151 88
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Don Kessinger Shortstop

42
115 71
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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43
184 139
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
182 90
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

45
494 339
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
106 74
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kiki Cuyler Right fielder, Outfielder

47
124 75
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Dexter Fowler Center fielder

48
97 45
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jody Davis Catcher

49
98 69
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

50
121 62
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Randy Hundley Catcher