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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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1
1,320 161
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

2
1,000 216
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

3
744 211
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
655 161
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
816 205
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

6
698 205
Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

7
695 172
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

8
496 192
Hack Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
739 218
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

10
552 233
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

11
718 408
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

12
770 164
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kris Bryant

13
363 163
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

14
382 186
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
357 154
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

16
385 113
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

17
338 143
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
271 123
Gabby Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher

19
449 163
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
278 121
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

21
404 161
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

22
273 118
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

23
325 165
Derrek Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

24
275 183
Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

25
184 136
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

26
231 113
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, First baseman

27
242 46
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Kris Bryant

28
169 102
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Third baseman

29
187 83
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

30
178 90
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Second baseman

31
240 119
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder

32
145 82
Phil Cavarretta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, First baseman

33
234 125
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

34
201 24
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Pitcher

35
212 156
Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
196 119
Mark Prior is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

37
196 103
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Shortstop

38
243 107
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
First baseman

39
161 84
Hank Sauer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

40
194 26
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

41
149 89
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Left fielder

42
242 117
Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Kyle Schwarber

43
161 103
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
MikeKocher added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

44
231 169
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
carrieboyce added Left fielder, Second baseman

45
241 158
Addison Russell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added

46
135 59
Jody Davis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Catcher

47
130 87
Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

48
126 81
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

49
159 103
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Tom Derr added Center fielder

50
157 76
Randy Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time
Catcher