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Top 10 Greatest Players in Chicago Cubs History

There is always a lot of discussion about who the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history are. The franchise has been in existence since 1876 and has seen many Hall of Fame players step onto the fiel

There is always a lot of discussion about who the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history are. The franchise has been in existence since 1876 and has seen many Hall of Fame players step onto the field in a Cubs uniform. However, there are ten players in particular that top them all. There are great pitchers on the list along with some of the best hitters in team history.

However, there are some players that simply don’t make this list. The name Hack Wilson won’t appear in this top ten. While Wilson has the Major League Baseball record of 191 RBIs in a single season in 1930, the rest of his career achievements along with the fact that he played less than half of his career with the Cubs take him off this list. There are other Hall of Famers who played some of their career in Chicago who don’t make it either in Hank Sauer and Rogers Hornsby. They are great players but didn’t play enough games in Chicago for this list.

The ten players who did make this list played at least ten seasons each for the Cubs. That was a large portion of making the cut. There will always be people who think a player with two or three great seasons for the team before leaving is one of the greatest of all-time. That doesn’t work however in this case. Every single one of the players on this list made their mark in Chicago for a long time and will be remembered for their achievements for years to come. Here are the greatest ten players in Chicago Cubs history.

10 Mordecai Brown

9 Sammy Sosa

8 Gabby Hartnett

7 Greg Maddux

6 Kerry Wood

5 Fergie Jenkins

4 Ron Santo

3 Billy Williams

2 Ryne Sandberg

1 Ernie Banks

If there was any doubt at who would be No. 1 on this list, it is cleared up right away with the player known as Mr. Cub. He played his entire 19-year career with the Cubs with 512 career home runs from 1953-1971. He won the MVP Award in 1958 and 1959, was a consistent force in the middle of the Cubs lineup for his entire career and hit 40 or more home runs each season from 1958-1960. He has his statue outside Wrigley Field with that familiar batting stance. There are many players who could have topped this list but Banks is the only one that played his entire career with the Cubs. He is definitely the greatest Chicago Cub of all time.

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