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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
list ordered by
1
1,597 188
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop
2
1,214 267
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman
3
907 248
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
4
1,003 241
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
5
851 211
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
6
794 206
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
7
834 245
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman
8
598 233
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
9
701 282
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman
10
947 272
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman
11
1,028 232
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant
12
890 504
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder
13
451 192
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
14
431 178
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
15
462 217
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
16
483 128
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
17
422 167
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
18
345 143
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
19
573 192
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
331 145
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher
21
332 139
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman
22
496 201
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher
23
277 132
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman
24
329 211
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman
25
383 197
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman