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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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800 97
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

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2
605 134
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman

3
445 129
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
427 105
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

5
479 129
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

6
423 132
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ron Santo Third baseman

7
386 107
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
283 123
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hack Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

9
335 144
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mark Grace First baseman

10
371 111
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

11
412 272
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Sammy Sosa Right fielder

12
391 98
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
233 116
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

14
219 103
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

15
210 113
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

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16
210 95
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Sutcliffe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
224 85
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

18
267 115
Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
polish pickle added Kerry Wood Relief pitcher, Pitcher - pitcher

19
170 91
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

20
153 93
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Gabby Hartnett Catcher

21
226 92
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Jake Arrieta Pitcher

22
214 105
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Derrek Lee First baseman

23
151 90
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

24
118 88
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Rick Reuschel Pitcher

25
171 125
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aramis Ramírez Third baseman

26
140 78
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

27
101 75
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Stan Hack Third baseman

28
109 53
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

29
110 59
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Johnny Evers Second baseman

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30
468 274
Kosuke Fukudome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Aidan7158 added Kosuke Fukudome Right fielder, Outfielder

31
131 97
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Carlos Zambrano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
139 75
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Addison Russell

33
87 57
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Phil Cavarretta Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

34
102 57
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hank Sauer Outfielder, Left fielder

35
122 71
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Don Kessinger Shortstop

36
142 87
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop

37
156 76
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

38
104 69
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Prior Pitcher

39
104 67
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Ryan Dempster Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
146 110
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

41
106 58
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Ben Zobrist Right fielder

42
81 54
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

43
87 59
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kiki Cuyler Right fielder, Outfielder

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44
126 54
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

45
78 45
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Dexter Fowler Center fielder

46
74 55
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Billy Herman Manager, Second baseman

47
64 32
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jody Davis Catcher

48
90 47
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Randy Hundley Catcher

49
58 49
Hippo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Hippo Vaughn Pitcher

50
67 36
Don Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
david-choinacky added Don Zimmer Manager, Infielder, Second baseman