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The Best Chicago Cubs Of All Time

Updated June 25, 2020 56.8k votes 6.2k voters 113.7k views150 items

List RulesPlease only rank the players based on their time with the Cubs

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.

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  • 1
    First baseman, Shortstop
    2,163
    243

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

  • 2
    Second baseman
    1,711
    365

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

  • 3
    Outfielder, Left fielder
    1,269
    319

    BirthplaceWhistler, Alabama

  • 4
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    1,115
    282

    BirthplaceChatham-Kent, Canada

  • 5
    1,380
    353

    BirthplaceSan Angelo, Texas, United States of America

  • 6
    Third baseman
    1,176
    306

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

  • 7
    Right fielder, Outfielder
    1,161
    307

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

  • 8
    CMCSS03 addedFirst baseman
    1,409
    427

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 9
    Outfielder, Center fielder
    815
    297

    BirthplaceEllwood City, Pennsylvania

  • 10
    First baseman
    960
    417

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

  • 11
    Manager, Second baseman
    697
    198

    BirthplaceWinters, Texas, United States of America

  • 12

    BirthplaceElba, Nebraska

  • 13
    Relief pitcher, Pitcher
    695
    251

    BirthplaceJamestown, Louisiana

  • 14
    632
    256

    BirthplaceLancaster, Pennsylvania

  • 15
    598
    247

    BirthplaceNyesville, Indiana

  • 16
    Right fielder
    1,328
    633

    BirthplaceSan Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

  • 17
    493
    191

    BirthplaceWoonsocket, Rhode Island

  • 18
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    577
    229

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri

  • 19
    First baseman
    477
    214

    BirthplaceMarshalltown, Iowa

  • 20
    polish pickle addedRelief pitcher, Pitcher
    779
    259

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

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  • 21

    Javier Báez

    Shortstop, Second baseman
    853
    94

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

  • 22
    Manager, First baseman
    380
    168

    BirthplaceSalida, California

  • 23
    shockwavesam91 addedPitcher
    635
    315

    BirthplaceFarmington, Missouri, United States of America

  • 24

    Kyle Hendricks

    371
    62
  • 25
    Pitcher
    524
    108

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington