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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
1,409 171
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

2
1,070 235
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

3
807 229
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
713 174
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
877 219
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

6
756 218
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

7
753 186
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

8
537 207
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
814 234
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

10
604 258
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

11
767 444
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

12
839 180
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
395 178
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

14
415 203
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
388 168
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

16
379 154
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
424 118
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

18
300 133
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher

19
494 178
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
304 132
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

21
445 176
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

22
300 130
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

23
357 182
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

24
301 198
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

25
202 146
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

26
252 121
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman

27
281 57
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kris Bryant

28
185 111
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

29
203 90
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

30
195 97
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

31
272 131
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

32
239 29
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

33
158 89
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

34
239 32
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

35
216 109
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

36
253 136
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

37
216 133
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

38
264 114
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

39
225 171
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
174 90
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

41
177 112
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
165 103
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Left fielder

43
251 181
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Left fielder, Second baseman

44
262 127
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

45
148 64
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Catcher

46
140 89
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

47
136 83
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

48
253 175
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added

49
176 109
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Center fielder

50
172 77
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher