Baseball The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time  

Ranker Baseball
Originally by
41.8k votes 4.4k voters 79.9k views 149 items

List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Cubs

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
1,641 195
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop
2
1,249 279
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman
3
935 254
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
4
1,041 251
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
5
880 221
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
6
861 253
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman
7
818 216
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
8
615 239
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
9
986 283
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman
10
720 298
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman
11
1,069 243
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant
12
928 518
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder
13
462 195
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
14
475 219
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
15
439 184
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher
16
496 133
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
17
434 172
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
18
359 145
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
19
597 196
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
342 148
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher
21
346 141
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman
22
509 207
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher
23
287 135
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman
24
338 216
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman
25
394 201
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman