This is a list of the greatest Chicago Cubs ever, whether top Cubs pitchers or top hitters. 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.
- Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
- Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States of America
- Birthplace: Chatham-Kent, Canada
- Birthplace: Whistler, Alabama
- Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, United States of America
- Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
- Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
- Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
- Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Birthplace: Winters, Texas, United States of America
- Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
- Birthplace: Irving, Texas
- Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Birthplace: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
- Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska
- Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
- Birthplace: Jamestown, Louisiana
- Birthplace: Nyesville, Indiana
- Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa
- Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Birthplace: Independence, Missouri
- Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island