51. Chicago Cubs Best Players of Alltime

The Chicago Cubs are one of two Major League Baseball teams located in the city of Chicago. With a long history dating back to 1876, they have become known as “the lovable losers” due to their struggles throughout much of their existence. They are currently members of the National League Central Division and play all home games at Wrigley Field on the north side of downtown Chicago.

Despite not having won a World Series since 1908, they remain an iconic franchise with passionate fans around the world who believe that this could be “the year” for them to finally break through and win it all.

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1. Ferguson Jenkins

Ferguson Jenkins Career

  • 3× All-Star (1967, 1971, 1972), NL Cy Young Award (1971), 2× Wins leader (1971, 1974), NL strikeout leader (1969), Chicago Cubs No. 31 retired, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

Ferguson Jenkins pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1965 to 1983. He had a career win-loss record of 284–226 and an earned run average of 3.34. Ferguson Jenkins was one of the most successful pitchers in MLB history, with 3,192 strikeouts over his career.

After playing 16 seasons in the majors, Jenkins retired at the age of 41 after having surgery on his throwing arm which ended his baseball career prematurely. Today, Ferguson Jenkins is a popular speaker and consultant who helps other professional athletes achieve their goals both on and off the field.

Ferguson Jenkins was a dominant pitcher in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He won two Cy Young Awards and led his team to three pennants. Ferguson Jenkins had a sharp curveball that made him tough to hit, while also possessing a quality fastball. 

In 1981, he became the first player in baseball history to pitch 1,000 innings with four different teams over six seasons.

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2. Grover Alexander

Grover Alexander Career

  • World Series champion (1926), 3× Triple Crown (1915, 1916, 1920), 6× NL wins leader (1911, 1914–1917, 1920), 4× NL ERA leader (1915, 1916, 1919, 1920), 6× NL strikeout leader (1912, 1914–1917, 1920), Philadelphia Phillies jersey retired, Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Grover Cleveland Alexander was one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history. He won 373 games and lost 208, for a win-loss record of 518-304.

Alexander was born on February 26, 1887 in Elba, Nebraska. Alexander made his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1911 and played until 1930. His best season was 1924 when he went 24-8 with a 2.13 ERA.

Alexander is famous for being able to control both his fastball and slider well, which helped him become one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history. 

Alexander has been inducted into several Hall of Fame ceremonies including the Baseball Hall of Fame (1936), National Baseball Hall of Fame (1951) and International League Hall of Fame (1964).

Grover Alexander was one of the most dominant pitchers of his time, winning six NL pitching titles and three World Series championships. He retired with a record of 253–138 (.647) over 22 seasons and is seventh all-time in wins. Grover Alexander also had an impressive batting average, hitting .290 or more nine times in his career.

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3. Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby Career

  • World Series champion (1926), 2× NL MVP (1925, 1929), 2× Triple Crown (1922, 1925), 7× NL batting champion (1920–1925, 1928), 2× NL home run leader (1922, 1925), 4× NL RBI leader (1920–1922, 1925), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team, Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Hornsby is one of the most celebrated players in baseball history. He was a two-time MVP and led his teams to many championships. Hornsby spent most of his career with the St.

Louis Cardinals, where he won three World Series titles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954. After leaving St. Louis, Hornsby played for several other teams before retiring in 1937 at the age of 38.

In retirement, Hornsby served as manager of several minor league teams before dying from a heart attack aged 66 years old Rogers Hornsby was one of the most iconic players in baseball history. He was a four-time MVP and helped lead his teams to several championships.

Hornsby is also known for his creative batting style, which led to him being nicknamed "The Lamb." He died in 1957 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten by fans and fellow players alike.

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4. Bruce Sutter

Bruce Sutter Career

  • 6× All-Star (1977–1981, 1984), World Series champion (1982), NL Cy Young Award (1979), 4× NL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1979, 1981, 1982, 1984), 5× NL saves leader (1979–1982, 1984), St. Louis Cardinals No. 42 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Bruce Sutter pitched in the majors for over two decades, mostly with the Chicago Cubs. He had a 68-71 record and an ERA of 2.83. In 1988, he was traded to Atlanta where he would finish his career four years later.

After his playing days were complete, Sutter became a baseball coach and worked with various teams before passing away in 2022 at the age of 69 from cancer One of the most dominant relief pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Bruce Sutter helped lead three teams to World Series championships.

A six-time All-Star and four-time NL Relief Man Award winner, Sutter was a key part of St. Louis' 1982 championship team. He also finished fifth in Cy Young voting that year after putting up stellar numbers for the Braves in 1985 and 1986 before signing with Chicago Cubs later on in his career.

After retiring from playing baseball, he served as pitching coach for the Cardinals from 2006 to 2011 before joining Atlanta's front office as their Director of Player Personnel in 2012.

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5. Lee Smith

Lee Smith Career

  • 7× All-Star (1983, 1987, 1991–1995), 3× Rolaids Relief Man Award (1991, 1992, 1994), 4× saves leader (1983, 1991, 1992, 1994), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Lee Smith was a relief pitcher in the MLB for over a decade. He had a respectable win-loss record, but his ERA was high. Lee Smith is most noted for helping lead the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in 1985.

After leaving the MLB, he continued to play baseball in Japan and other countries before retiring at age 65 in 1997. Lee Smith is a former pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees from 1980-1993.

He was an All-Star seven times and led the league in saves four times during his career. Lee Smith also won three relief man awards during his time in baseball and is now a member of the Hall of Fame.

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6. Kris Bryant

Colorado Rockies

Kris Bryant Career

  • 4× All-Star (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021), World Series champion (2016), NL MVP (2016), NL Rookie of the Year (2015), NL Hank Aaron Award (2016), Golden Spikes Award (2013), Dick Howser Trophy (2013)

Bryant was drafted by the Cubs in 2009 and made his MLB debut in 2015. Bryant is a three-time All-Star, won two MVP Awards and led Chicago to their first World Series title since 1908.

In 2018 he signed with the Colorado Rockies where he has continued his success as one of the top hitters in baseball. Bryant is a three-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP who helped lead the Cubs to their first World Series championship in 108 years.

Bryant was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the first overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft and finished his rookie season as baseball's most valuable player (MVP). 

In 2015, Bryant led all hitters in both home runs and RBIs while earning unanimous selection to his second consecutive All-Star game; he also won league MVP honors that year.

Bryant's breakout campaign: He batted .330 with 44 home runs and 130 RBIs en route to winning NL MVP honors, becoming just the third player ever to win an award unanimously (along with Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron). 

In 2017, Bryant once again led all major leaguers in batting average (.340), homers (41) and slugging percentage (.605); he also set new records for total bases (248) and on-base percentage (.441).

Bryant as he posted career highs across the board including 36 homers, 117 RBIs, 118 walks, 2 stolen basesand a .348 batting average - good for fifth place on The Sporting News' list of "The 100 Greatest Baseball Players".

Kris – now a four time all star – as he hit 41 homers along with 112 rbi’s setting new fve singleseason records at bothbatting average & homeruns. His 10 intentional walks were second most ever behind only Barry Bonds’ 13 back during their rivalry.

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7. Andre Dawson

Outfielder

Andre Dawson Career

  • 8× All-Star (1981–1983, 1987–1991), NL MVP (1987), NL Rookie of the Year (1977), 8× Gold Glove Award (1980–1985, 1987, 1988), 4× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1981, 1983, 1987), NL home run leader (1987), NL RBI leader (1987), Montreal Expos No. 10 retired, Washington Nationals Ring of Honor, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Andre Dawson was a four-time all-star and won three Gold Glove Awards while playing in the Major Leagues. He began his career with the Montreal Expos before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1988.

After spending six seasons with the Cubs, Dawson was traded to Florida Marlins where he played for two more seasons before retiring at age 36. Andre Dawson is now an MLB analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports 1 networks, as well as a member of their Baseball Hall of Fame voter panel.

In 2009, he published his autobiography entitled "The Hawk: My Life in Baseball." Andre Dawson currently resides in Miami Beach, FL with his wife Adrienne and son Ayden Andre Dawson was a seven-time all-star and four-time MVP, making him one of the most decorated players in baseball history.

Andre Dawson is best known for his years with the Montreal Expos from 1976 to 1986, where he led the team to two division titles and three playoff appearances. 

After leaving Montreal, Andre Dawson spent time with Chicago Cubs before playing his final season in 1992 with Boston Red Sox. 

Andre Dawson finished his career with 367 home runs and 1,564 RBIs – both of which are records for a third baseman – making him an undisputed legend in MLB history.

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8. Greg Maddux

Atlanta Braves

Greg Maddux Career

  • 8× All-Star (1988, 1992, 1994–1998, 2000), World Series champion (1995), 4× NL Cy Young Award (1992–1995), 18× Gold Glove Award (1990–2002, 2004–2008), 3× NL wins leader (1992, 1994, 1995), 4× MLB ERA leader (1993–1995, 1998), Chicago Cubs No. 31 retired, Atlanta Braves No. 31 retired, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, Braves Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux was one of the most successful pitchers in MLB history. He won 355 games and lost 227, with a 3.16 ERA and 3,371 strikeouts. Maddux was born in San Angelo, Texas on April 14th 1966.

His baseball career started with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and he spent his entire 18-year career there before moving to the Dodgers in 2008. 

Greg Maddux is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers ever, winning three Cy Young Awards (1994–1996) as well as seven other major awards throughout his career including MVP honors in 1996 and 1997 respectively.

He retired from professional baseball at the end of 2008 having achieved an overall record of 355 wins against 227 losses - making him one of only six players ever to have amassed over 300 victories while playing at least 20 years professionally.

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9. Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks Career

  • 14× All-Star (1955–1960², 1961²–1962², 1965, 1967, 1969), 2× NL MVP (1958, 1959), Gold Glove Award (1960), 2× NL home run leader (1958, 1960), 2× NL RBI leader (1958, 1959), Chicago Cubs No. 14 retired, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team

Ernie Banks was a Hall of Fame shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, three National League MVP Awards, and two World Series championships.

Ernie Banks was born in Dallas, Texas on January 31st 1931. His father played professional baseball and his older brother also became a major league player. 

After playing football at San Antonio College, Ernie signed with the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1951.

He made his MLB debut that year and went on to play 19 seasons for the Cubs before retiring after the 1971 season. During his career, Banks set numerous records including most hits (2,583), home runs (675), RBIs (1,409), slugging percentage (.609) and total bases (4,849). 

He is also third all-time in doubles (382) behind only Stan Musial and Hank Aaron. In 1969 he became just the second player ever to lead both leagues in batting average (.406) while winning MVP honors both leagues - joining Ty Cobb. 

Following his retirement from baseball Ernie spent several years working as a television sportscaster before passing away at age 83 on January 23rd 2015 due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease.

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10. Geovany Soto

Chicago Cubs

Geovany Soto Career

  • All-Star (2008), NL Rookie of the Year (2008)

Soto was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 6th round of the 2003 MLB Draft. After three seasons with the Cubs, Soto was traded to the White Sox on July 31st, 2007 for outfielder Milton Bradley and pitcher Mark Prior.

In 2009, Soto led all catchers in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) at 5.5 according to Fangraphs while playing for the White Sox. 

On May 7th 2017, Soto announced his retirement from baseball after 11 seasons and 357 games played including nine years with Chicago White Sox organization Geovany is a two-time.

 All Star catcher who won five Gold Glove Awards and finished as runner up twice more during his eleven year career Geovany Soto was drafted in the first round of the 2005 amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs.

He made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2007 and played for them until 2012. In 2012, he was traded to Texas Rangers where he stayed for two seasons before being traded again, this time to Oakland Athletics. 

After playing one season with Oakland, Geovany signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox and has been there ever since except for a brief stint with Los Angeles Angels in 2016. 

Overall, Soto has compiled a batting average of .245 over 906 games played (including 707 as an outfielder). 

He's also hit 108 home runs and 361 RBIs during that span which makes him one of baseball's most prolific hitters overall despite appearing in only half of all possible games due to injury or other reasons.

Most notably however is his Gold Glove Award from 2013-2014 which speaks volumes about his defensive abilities on both offense and defense at second base (he started all 162 games at 2B during those years). 

Finally, because he is Cuban-born but now resides in Miami Beach Florida , Geovany is often given credit for helping revive interest among MLB teams into signing Latin American players – something that had slowly decreased since 2000 when Nomar Garciaparra won two MVP Awards while playing on mostly American teams.

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11. Brennen Davis

Brennen Davis

Brennen Davis was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2021 MLB Draft. Davis spent two seasons with the Iowa Cubs, where he hit .272 with 12 home runs and 71 RBIs in 142 games.

The 25-year-old outfielder is expected to make his major league debut with the Cubs this season. Davis is a versatile outfielder who can play in the middle of the field or on the corners. He has good speed and strong arm that make him an asset in center field.

Davis also has experience at first base, which helps him to have versatility on the offensive side of the ball as well. His rookie season was cut short by a knee injury, but he looks to come back stronger in 2019 with another chance to show what he can do on MLB level.

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12. Drew Smyly

Drew Smyly Career

  • World Series champion (2021)

Drew Smyly was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 13, 1989. He made his MLB debut for the Detroit Tigers in 2012 and has been with them ever since. Drew Smyly has a 53-47 record with 922 strikeouts in 1099 innings pitched over six seasons.

His ERA is 4.10 and he's averaged 922 strikeouts per season since entering the league. 

The left-handed pitcher has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners during his career so far. Smyly is a former starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.

Smyly has also played in the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Philadelphia Phillies organizations over his six-year career. 

Smyly was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 but did not sign with them and instead went to college at Vanderbilt University where he helped lead them to their first national championship in 2009 as a sophomore starter.

In 2010, Smyly made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers and would go on to have two successful seasons there before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays midway through 2012 season. 

After spending three seasons with Tampa Bay, Smyly was traded midseason of 2014 to Texas Rangers where he finished out that year strongly before getting dealt again at the trade deadline that year to Philadelphia Phillies who gave him some stability until 2019 when he signed with San Francisco Giants organization.

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13. Joe Tinker

Joe Tinker Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1907, 1908), Federal League champion (1915), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Joe Tinker played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1902 to 1916. He was a member of two World Series-winning teams, in 1907 and 1908. His batting average was .262, and he hit 31 home runs during his career.

Joe Tinker died in 1948 at the age of 68 after a long illness. Joe Tinker was a player for the Chicago Orphans and Cincinnati Reds in the early 1900s. He won two World Series championships as a player with the Cubs in 1907 and 1908.

As a manager, he led the Reds to victory in 1913 before taking over as head coach of the Chi-Feds/Whales later that year. He retired from managing after leading Chicago to their second consecutive championship in 1916 – his last season as an active player or manager.

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14. Ian Happ

Chicago Cubs

Ian Happ Career

  • All-Star (2022), Gold Glove Award (2022)

Ian Happ made his MLB debut in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs. Happ is an outfielder and throws right-handed. He has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago Cubs thus far in his career.

In 249 minor league games (138 starts), Happ batted .289 with 31 home runs and 143 RBIs. Ian Happ will hope to improve on these numbers when he returns to the majors this season with the Cubs Ian Happ is entering his third season in the majors and he's already made a big impact for the Cubs.

He has batted .249 with 104 homers and 308 RBIs over that time, helping Chicago to make it all the way to the World Series this year. Ian Happ was drafted in 2013 by the White Sox but opted not to sign due to concerns about his injury history. 

The Cubs took a chance on him and it paid off as he quickly established himself as one of their key players. In addition to being an outstanding hitter, Happ also plays excellent defense at second base, making him a very valuable player for Chicago heading into next season and beyond. 

With so much talent surrounding him, Happ will need continued success if he wants any shot at winning an MVP or Cy Young Award down the line - something that looks highly likely given his current level of play.

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15. Derrek Lee

Derrek Lee Career

  • 2× All-Star (2005, 2007), World Series champion (2003), 3× Gold Glove Award (2003, 2005, 2007), Silver Slugger Award (2005), NL batting champion (2005)

Derrek Lee is a first baseman who played for the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles in his career. He was known as a great hitter with power.

Derrek Lee had a very successful MLB career, finishing with an average of .281 batting average and 281 home runs over 9 seasons. Derrek Lee announced his retirement from baseball on September 28th, 2011 after playing for the Pirates for nine years.

After leaving baseball he has pursued acting and modeling opportunities which have been very successful to date. Derrek Lee's passion outside of baseball is acting.

he has appeared in several movies and television shows since retiring from professional baseball in 2011 including roles in "The Office" (US), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (US)and "The Mentalist" (US).

In November 2017 Derrek landed his biggest role yet - lead actor opposite Will Smith in HBO's new series “Bright” based on the DC comic book character Orc Warrior Orin Wright.

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16. Sammy Sosa

Right fielder

Sammy Sosa Career

  • 7× All-Star (1995, 1998–2002, 2004), NL MVP (1998), 6× Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1998–2002), NL Hank Aaron Award (1999), Roberto Clemente Award (1998), 2× NL home run leader (2000, 2002), 2× NL RBI leader (1998, 2001)

Sammy Sosa was one of the greatest hitters of all time. He won three consecutive MVP Awards and was a five-time All-Star. In 2007, Sammy Sosa announced his retirement from baseball.

Sammy Sosa was born in the Dominican Republic and played for the Texas Rangers for parts of nine seasons. Sammy Sosa was a three-time World Series champion and earned a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Sammy Sosa is currently an ambassador for the Houston Astros. Sammy Sosa is a prolific home run hitter who played for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers in a career spanning from 1989 to 2004.

Sosa won the NL MVP Award in 1998, and was a seven-time All-Star. He is also a two-time NL home run leader and two-time NL RBI leader. Sammy Sosa was born in Cuba on November 6, 1969. He began playing professional baseball in 1989, and first signed with the Chicago White Sox.

After four seasons with the Sox, Sosa was traded to the Chicago Cubs. He spent six seasons with the Cubs, and was a part of the team that won the NL pennant in 1992. 

He then signed with the Baltimore Orioles, and spent six seasons with the team. In 2005, Sosa signed with the Texas Rangers, and retired at the end of the 2007 season.

Sosa has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past few years. In May 2009, he was arrested in Miami for failing to appear in court on a drug charge. 

In November 2009, he was suspended for 50 games for violating the MLB drug policy. In January 2013, it was reported that Sosa had tested positive for anabolic steroids. In December 2013, Sosa was arrested for driving while intoxicated in suburban Chicago.

In January 2015, he was arrested for trying to steal a diamond necklace from a hotel in Las Vegas.

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17. Ryne Sandberg

Infielder

Ryne Sandberg Career

  • 10× All-Star (1984–1993), NL MVP (1984), 9× Gold Glove Award (1983–1991), 7× Silver Slugger Award (1984, 1985, 1988–1992), NL home run leader (1990), Chicago Cubs No. 23 retired

In his MLB career, Ryne Sandberg was a versatile player, playing both second base and third base. He was a two-time All-Star and led the National League in hits twice.

He also had a successful managerial career, leading the Chicago Cubs to two division titles. Ryne Sandberg retired from baseball in 1997. He now coaches and manages in the MLB.

A ten time all-star and MVP, Ryne Sandberg was one of the premier players in Phillies history. After a ten year career with the Phillies, Sandberg was traded to the Cubs in 1993.

In his 13 years as a manager, Sandberg led the Phillies to the playoffs five times, but was never able to take them any further. Sandberg was inducted into the Phillies Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ryne Sandberg retired from playing in 1997 and has spent the last two decades as a manager in the MLB.

18. Billy Williams

Billy Williams Career

  • 6× All-Star (1962², 1964, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1973), NL Rookie of the Year (1961), NL batting champion (1972), Chicago Cubs No. 26 retired, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Williams was a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics during his MLB career. He was a two-time All-Star and had a batting average of .290.

Williams was a good fielder and had a strong throwing arm. He retired after the 1976 season. Williams is a former mayor of Whistler, Alabama. He is now retired and lives in Whistler, Alabama.

Williams is a former member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He is a retired pastor. Williams is a great ambassador for baseball and the sport of baseball. Billy Williams played for the Chicago Cubs from 1959 to 1974.

He was a six-time All-Star and helped the Cubs to win the NL batting championship in 1972. Williams was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. 

He is a member of the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee. Williams has served as a coach and manager with the Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies.

19. Ron Santo

Ron Santo Career

  • 9× All-Star (1963–1966, 1968, 1969, 1971–1973), 5× Gold Glove Award (1964–1968), Chicago Cubs No. 10 retired, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Ron Santo was a third baseman who played for the Cubs, White Sox and California Angels in his career. Santo was a key player on the Cubs teams that won back-to-back World Series in 1966 and 1967.

Santo was named to the All-Star team seven times and was a Gold Glove winner in 1967. Santo was diagnosed with diabetes in the early 1990s and retired in 1999. Santo died of a heart attack at the age of 70.

Santo was a key player on the Cubs teams that won five consecutive National League championships (1962-1966) and three World Series championships (1963, 1965, 1966). Santo was a nine-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner.

Santo was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Santo was known for his home runs, batting average and Runs Batted In totals.

20. Gabby Hartnett

Catcher

Gabby Hartnett Career

  • 6× All-Star (1933–1938), NL MVP (1935), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Gabby Hartnett played catcher and manager in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. Hartnett is best known for his batting average (.297) and home runs (236).

Hartnett also had a successful managerial record, going 203-176 in his career. Hartnett died in 1972 at the age of 72. Gabby Hartnett was a member of the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame and was a 6x All-Star.

Gabby Hartnett was an NL MVP and Hall of Famer. Gabby Hartnett was a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Gabby Hartnett was a great player and a leader on the Cubs. Gabby Hartnett was a great player and a great leader.

Gabby Hartnett was a great player and a great leader on the Cubs.

21. Anthony Rizzo

First baseman

Anthony Rizzo Career

  • 3× All-Star (2014–2016), World Series champion (2016), 4× Gold Glove Award (2016, 2018–2020), Platinum Glove Award (2016), Silver Slugger Award (2016), Roberto Clemente Award (2017)

Anthony Rizzo is an MLB first baseman who has recorded over 2,000 hits in his career. Rizzo was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft.

Rizzo made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2011 and has since played for the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Yankees. Rizzo is married to former Miss Florida USA and Miss Universe 2011, Jessica Rinaldi.

Rizzo has won two World Series titles with the Yankees (2018, 2017) and is a three-time All-Star. In 2019, Rizzo was named to the American League All-Star team. Rizzo is a philanthropist and has donated to various causes, including those for Hurricane Relief and the St.

Louis Cardinals Foundation. Rizzo was born in Parkland, Florida, and attended Barry University. Rizzo is a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

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22. Frank Chance

Frank Chance Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1907, 1908), 2× NL stolen base leader (1903, 1906), NL runs scored leader (1906), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Chance was born in Salida, California on September 9th, 1877. Chance made his MLB debut with the Chicago Orphans in 1898 and finished his career with the New York Yankees in 1914.

Chance was a first baseman and managed in the minors for a total of eight seasons. Chance is best known for his 20 home runs in 1914 and his .296 batting average. Chance died in Los Angeles, California on September 15th, 1924 at the age of 47.

Frank Chance is one of the most successful managers in baseball history. He led the Cubs to two World Series championships and is also a member of the Hall of Fame. Chance was a talented player himself. He led the league in stolen bases twice and in runs scored.

Chance also had a long career as a player. He played for the Cubs, Yankees, and Red Sox over a 14-year span. Chance is known for his highly successful managerial career. 

He led the Cubs to two World Series championships and also managed the Yankees and Red Sox. Chance is a highly respected figure in baseball and is often credited with helping to change the way the game is played.

23. Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson Career

  • 4× NL home run leader (1926–1928, 1930), 2× NL RBI leader (1929, 1930), MLB record 191 RBI, single season, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Hack Wilson was an all-star outfielder in his day and is still remembered for his powerful bat. Wilson played for the Giants, Phillies and Cardinals over a ten-year career and amassed 244 home runs.

Wilson was a key player on the Giants teams that won two World Series titles in the 1930s. Wilson was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1947 and died less than a year later. Wilson is often cited as one of the key pioneers of power hitting in the 1930s.

Wilson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Wilson's number, 24, was retired by the Giants in 1951. Wilson is remembered as one of the great Giants of all time. 

Hack Wilson was one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history. He holds the record for most career runs batted in (1,063) and was a four-time National League home run leader.

Hack Wilson also had a productive career as a second baseman, making him one of the best all-around players of his era. He was a three-time All-Star and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

24. Mark Grace

Mark Grace Career

  • 3× All-Star (1993, 1995, 1997), World Series champion (2001), 4× Gold Glove Award (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)

Grace was a first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox during his 18-year MLB career. Grace is best known for his time with the Cubs, where he was an All-Star and won a World Series in 1986.

Grace also won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award in his career. Grace retired after the 2003 season. He has since served as a color commentator for MLB games. Grace was born in North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University.

Grace was a three-time All-Star and a world series champion with the Chicago Cubs. Grace was known for his batting Average and home run totals. Grace was a hard-nosed player who was well respected by his teammates. Grace retired in 2000 after playing with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Grace currently works as a television commentator. Grace is a popular figure in Chicago and is often seen in public events. Grace is a regular at charities and has made contributions to a number of causes. Grace is married and has three children. 

Grace is a popular figure in the media and is often asked to give his opinion on various topics.

25. Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Career

  • 2× All-Star (2003, 2008), NL Rookie of the Year (1998), NL strikeout leader (2003), MLB record 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game

Kerry Wood was a dominant pitcher in his time in the MLB. He won a Cy Young award in 2003 and finished in the top 10 in MVP voting in both 2001 and 2003.

Wood struggled with injuries in his later years, but was able to pitch in the playoffs for the Cubs in 2012. Wood is now a commentator for the Cubs and is involved in various charity work.

Kerry Wood is a three-time All-Star and two-time NL strikeout leader. Wood also holds the MLB record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. Wood is most known for his time with the Chicago Cubs, where he was a part of two championships.

26. Carlos Zambrano

Pitcher

Carlos Zambrano Career

  • 3× All-Star (2004, 2006, 2008), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2006, 2008, 2009), NL wins leader (2006), Pitched a no-hitter on September 14, 2008

Carlos Zambrano was born on June 1, 1981, in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. Zambrano made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2001 and had a successful career with the team, finishing with a record of 149-148 and a 3.59 ERA in 318 innings.

Zambrano was traded to the Miami Marlins in 2012 and had a less successful season, posting a record of 38-41 with a 5.27 ERA in 57 innings. Zambrano is a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. Zambrano has announced his retirement from professional baseball and is currently a free agent.

Zambrano is a two-time All-Star and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 2006. Zambrano is a three-time Gold Glove winner and is also a two-time World Series champion (with the Chicago Cubs in 2010 and the Miami Marlins in 2013). Zambrano is a Venezuelan national and is currently a free agent.

Zambrano is currently 41 years old and is retired from professional baseball.

27. Aramis Ramírez

Infielder

Aramis Ramírez Career

  • 3× All-Star (2005, 2008, 2014), Silver Slugger Award (2011), NL Hank Aaron Award (2008)

Ramírez was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1998. He made his MLB debut with the Pirates in 1998. He played for the Pirates until 2003.

He played for the Chicago Cubs from 2004-2015. He has a .277 batting average in MLB. He has played in over 1,000 games in the MLB. He has also played in the postseason twice, with the Cubs in 2006 and with the Pirates in 2013.

Ramírez is a three-time All-Star. He retired from the MLB in 2015. Aramis Ramírez played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1998 to 2003. He was a three-time All-Star and won a Silver Slugger Award in 2011. Ramírez played for the Chicago Cubs from 2003 to 2011.

He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 and played for them until 2015. Ramírez signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. He has had a successful career, winning several awards including the NL Hank Aaron Award. Aramis Ramírez is a talented player who has enjoyed a long and successful career.

28. Javier Báez

Infielder

Javier Báez Career

  • 2× All-Star (2018, 2019), World Series champion (2016), NLCS MVP (2016), Gold Glove Award (2020), Silver Slugger Award (2018), NL RBI leader (2018)

Javier Báez is a shortstop for the Detroit Tigers and has enjoyed a successful MLB career thus far. He has hit 166 home runs and 532 RBI in 532 games. Báez was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico in 1992.

He made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and has since been a mainstay in the Tigers' lineup. 

Báez has been a fan favorite for his flashy bat-ting and spectacular plays on the field. He is set to enter his sixth season in the MLB and is looking to continue his success.

Báez is married to Alejandra Baquerizo and the couple have one child. Javier Báez is a devout Christian and often speaks about his faith in interviews. He is a member of the Puerto Rican National Team and has represented his country at the World Baseball Classic and the World Cup.

Javier Báez is a dedicated family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, son and friends.

29. Jake Arrieta

Pitcher

Jake Arrieta Career

  • All-Star (2016), World Series champion (2016), NL Cy Young Award (2015), Silver Slugger Award (2016), MLB wins leader (2015), Pitched two no-hitters (2015, 2016)

Jake Arrieta is a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020. He has a win-loss record of 115-93 in MLB and an ERA of 3.98. He struck out 1,433 batters in his career.

Arrieta is from Missouri and made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010. He last played for the San Diego Padres in 2021. Arrieta is married and has two children.

Arrieta was a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Baltimore Orioles in 2015 and 2016. He pitched two no-hitters in his career, the first of which he accomplished against the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.

Arrieta played for the Chicago Cubs from 2013 to 2017, where he won two World Series titles. Arrieta is currently a free agent and is expected to sign with the Chicago Cubs for the 2021 season.

30. Rick Sutcliffe

Pitcher

Rick Sutcliffe Career

  • 3× All-Star (1983, 1987, 1989), NL Cy Young Award (1984), NL Rookie of the Year (1979), Roberto Clemente Award (1987), NL wins leader (1987), AL ERA leader (1982), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Rick Sutcliffe was an accomplished pitcher in the major leagues for over 20 years. He had a record of 171–139 and an ERA of 4.08. He was a left-handed pitcher who threw with a sidearm delivery.

Sutcliffe was famous for his control and his ability to strike out hitters. He finished with 1,679 strikeouts in his career. He retired from the MLB in 1994. He is currently a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.

Sutcliffe was born in Independence, Missouri, in 1956. He has two children, one of whom is also a professional baseball player. Sutcliffe has been a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs since 2000. Rick Sutcliffe was a dominant pitcher in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He was a 3-time All-Star and won the NL Cy Young Award in 1984. Sutcliffe was born in Canada, but played for the Cleveland Indians from 1982 to 1984. After spending time with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles, Sutcliffe retired in 1993. Sutcliffe was elected to the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame in 2001.

31. Phil Cavarretta

Outfielder

Phil Cavarretta Career

  • 4× All-Star (1944–1947), NL MVP (1945), NL batting champion (1945), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Cavarretta was a first baseman and outfielder who played in the Majors from 1934-1955. Cavarretta was a key player for the Cubs during their early years in Wrigley Field and was a three-time All-Star.

Cavarretta was a notorious hothead who was suspended multiple times for his behavior on the field. 

Cavarretta was briefly manager of the White Sox in 1955 and was fired after just one season. Cavarretta's baseball career was cut short by a stroke in the early 1960s.

Cavarretta is considered one of the great sluggers of his era and is in the Cubs' Hall of Fame. Cavarretta is currently retired and lives in Lilburn, Georgia. 

Cavarretta is a very popular figure in Chicago and is often seen around Wrigley Field. Cavarretta is 94 years old and is still actively involved in the Cubs' community outreach programs.

32. Adbert Alzolay

Pitcher

Adbert Alzolay

Alzolay was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in July of 2016. Alzolay is a right-handed pitcher who throws in the range of 94-96 mph.

He has a 3.95 ERA in 121.1 innings pitched in the minors. Alzolay has been very successful in the minors, posting a 2.47 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 231.2 innings.

He has shown the ability to pitch deep into games, posting a 68.0 innings pitched without allowing a home run. Alzolay is a young player who is still learning the game.

He is expected to make his major league debut in 2018. Alzolay is a ground-ball pitcher who relies on his command and control. He has a high strikeout rate (9.5 K/9) and low walk rate (1.5 BB/9).

Alzolay is a candidate to become the Cubs' fifth starter in 2018. Alzolay made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs on June 20th, 2019. Alzolay has a 9-16 record with a 4.48 ERA and 189 strikeouts in just over two seasons.

Alzolay is a left-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Alzolay is currently in the midst of a minor league rehab assignment with the Iowa Cubs. Alzolay is expected to return to the Cubs' rotation in the near future.

Alzolay is a young pitcher with a lot of potential, and fans are excited to see what he can do in the majors. Alzolay is a fan-favorite in Chicago, and he is impressing everyone with his incredible pitching skills. Alzolay is a hard-working player who is always hustling on the field.

Alzolay is a valuable part of the Cubs' rotation, and he is expected to continue to improve in the future.

33. Cap Anson

Cap Anson Career

  • 2× NL batting champion (1881, 1888), 8× NL RBI leader (1880–1882, 1884–1886, 1888, 1891)

Cap Anson was a first baseman who played in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He was a three-time All-Star and led the National League in batting average in 1892.

Anson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa and began his career playing for the Rockford Forest Citys. He was signed by the Chicago Colts in 1897 and played his last game for them three years later.

Anson was a powerful hitter who hit for a high batting average and hit over 100 home runs in his career. He was also a good fielder who played at first base and third base. Anson died in 1922 at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with illness.

He is now mostly remembered for his playing career but is also recognized for his philanthropic work. Cap Anson was a significant figure in baseball and was a great ambassador for the sport. 

He was a trailblazer who helped to change the way the game was played and is still considered one of the greatest first basemen in history.

34. Jon Lester

Pitcher

Jon Lester Career

  • 5× All-Star (2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018), 3× World Series champion (2007, 2013, 2016), NLCS MVP (2016), NL wins leader (2018), Pitched a no-hitter on May 19, 2008

Jon Lester is a pitcher who has played in the MLB for 10 years. He has a win-loss record of 200-117. Lester has a career ERA of 3.39. He has thrown 6,253 innings in the MLB.

Lester has a WHIP of 1.082. Lester has led the MLB in ERA twice and in WHIP once. Lester is a left-handed pitcher. Lester was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft.

Lester was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in October 2021. Lester is a five-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion. Lester is the most successful pitcher in Red Sox history, posting a record of 229–144 with a 3.66 ERA.

Lester has a no-hitter under his belt, as well as an impressive strikeout total of 2,488. Lester is a free agent after this season, and is likely to sign with a new team. Lester is a veteran pitcher, and is likely to be a key player on any team he signs with.

35. Mordecai Brown

Mordecai Brown Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1907, 1908), NL wins leader (1909), MLB ERA leader (1906), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Brown was a pitcher and manager in the major leagues for over 20 years. He was a key member of the St. Louis Cardinals teams that won the World Series in 1911 and 1913.

He also played a key role in the Cubs' World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. Brown was a durable pitcher, with a win-loss record of 239–130 and an earned run average of 2.06.

Brown ended his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1916. After retiring from baseball, Brown became a manager in the minor leagues. He died in 1948 at the age of 71. Mordecai Brown was a Hall of Fame pitcher who played for the St.

Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the early 1900s. He was one of the most successful pitchers of his time, winning two World Series championships and leading the National League in wins several times. 

Brown also had an impressive record with the Cardinals, posting a 97-56 record with a 2.28 ERA in parts of ten seasons.

After retiring as a player, Brown became a successful manager, leading the St. Louis Terriers to two championships in 1914 and 1915.

36. Kyle Hendricks

Pitcher

Kyle Hendricks Career

  • World Series champion (2016), MLB ERA leader (2016)

Kyle Hendricks is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Cubs. Hendricks has a career record of 116-111 with a 3.14 ERA.

Hendricks has won two Cy Young Awards and has been named to three All-Star teams. Hendricks is married and has one child. Kyle Hendricks is a dominating pitcher in the MLB and has led the league in ERA several times.

He has also won two World Series titles with the Chicago Cubs and was a key player in their run to victory in 2016. Hendricks has a very good record against teams in the National League and has been a mainstay in the Chicago Cubs rotation for several years now.

He is a very consistent pitcher and has a very low ERA over the course of his career. Hendricks is a very valuable member of the Chicago Cubs and will continue to be a key player for them in the future. He is a very good pitcher and is sure to lead the MLB in ERA some time in the near future.

He is a very talented pitcher and has had a very successful career in the MLB.

37. Stan Hack

Stan Hack Career

  • 5× All-Star (1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945), 2× NL stolen base leader (1938, 1939), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Stan Hack was a third baseman and manager in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1932 and ended it with them in 1947.

In between, he played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was known for his strong defensive play at third base and his ability to manage players.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. After his playing career ended, he became a manager in the Minor Leagues. He passed away in 1979 at the age of 70. Hack was a four-time All-Star and two-time NL stolen base leader during his playing days with the Chicago Cubs.

After retiring as a player, Hack managed the Cubs for two seasons before leaving for the St. Louis Cardinals. 

He led the Cardinals to the World Series in 1958, but lost in five games to the Yankees. Hack finished his playing career with a .423 winning percentage. Hack was inducted into the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame in 1984.

38. Hank Sauer

Outfielder

Hank Sauer Career

  • 2× All-Star (1950, 1952), NL MVP (1952), NL home run leader (1952), NL RBI leader (1952), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Hank Sauer was a left fielder for the Cincinnati Reds from 1941-1957 and then the San Francisco Giants from 1957-1960. He was a three-time All-Star and led the National League in doubles in both 1951 and 1952.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Sauer died from a heart attack in 2001 at the age of 84. Hank Sauer was an All-Star outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals.

Sauer hit 288 home runs in his career, and was the NL home run leader in 1952. Sauer finished his career with the New York / San Francisco Giants, where he won a World Series in 1957. Sauer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

39. Rafael Ortega

Outfielder

Rafael Ortega

Rafael Ortega debuted with the New York Yankees in 2016. Ortega has played in MLB for the Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. Ortega has a batting average of .253 and a slugging percentage of .377.

Ortega has played in 151 games and has scored 45 runs. Ortega has stolen 18 bases in 26 attempts. Ortega is an outfielder and throws right. Rafael Ortega was born in El Tigre, Venezuela, on May 15, 1991.

Ortega has two brothers, Jorge and Raul, who also play in MLB. Rafael Ortega is under contract with the Yankees through the 2020 season. 

Rafael Ortega is a Cuban-born American professional baseball player who has played for the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, and Atlanta Braves.

Ortega was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB draft. Ortega made his MLB debut with the Rockies in 2016. Ortega was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. 

Ortega was traded to the Miami Marlins in 2019. Ortega was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2021. Ortega is a right-handed batter and thrower.

Ortega has played in 163 games and has had 101 hits, 21 home runs, and 101 RBIs. Ortega is under contract with the Chicago Cubs through 2022.

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40. Billy Herman

Billy Herman Career

  • 10× All-Star (1934–1943), World Series champion (1955), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Billy Herman was a two-time All-Star and finished his career with a batting average of .304 and 2,345 hits. Herman was a right-handed batter and threw right-handed.

Herman played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Boston Red Sox. Herman was a two-time World Series champion, winning with the Cubs in 1935 and the Pirates in 1971.

Herman was the manager of the Red Sox from 1962 to 1966. Herman was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Herman died in 1992 at the age of 83. Billy Herman was a ten-time All-Star and World Series champion as a player.

Upon retiring as a player, Herman became a manager with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Herman helmed the Boston Red Sox for parts of two seasons, winning a World Series in his first season. Herman finished his managerial career with the Chicago Cubs, where he managed until his retirement in 1974.

Billy Herman was a well-respected player and manager, and is considered one of the finest in both roles.

41. Willson Contreras

Catcher

Willson Contreras Career

  • 3× All-Star (2018, 2019, 2022), World Series champion (2016)

Willson Contreras is a 30-year-old catcher for the Chicago Cubs. He was born in Venezuela and played in the minor leagues for the Cardinals before making his MLB debut in 2016.

Contreras has a good arm and is known for his defensive abilities. He is a member of the Venezuelan National Team and participated in the 2014 World Baseball Classic. Contreras is signed through the 2020 season and is likely to remain with the Cubs.

Willson Contreras is a very talented and promising catcher in the MLB. He has been a key player for the Chicago Cubs in recent years and has helped them win two World Series titles. Contreras has a very good batting average and home run rate, and is also a strong runner on the basepaths.

He is an all-around very talented player and is sure to be a major player in the MLB for many years to come. Contreras is a hard worker and has a great attitude in the locker room. 

He is a team player and is always looking to help his team win. He is a very dedicated player and is sure to be a leader in the MLB for many years to come.

Contreras is a good catcher and has good defensive skills. He is able to make difficult catches look easy and is a strong leader in the Cubs’ bullpen. Contreras is a very valuable player to the Cubs and is a big part of their success. 

He is a great role model for young players and is sure to continue to be a major player in the MLB for many years to come.

42. Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson Career

  • 5× All-Star (1940, 1941, 1943–1945), 2× NL home run leader (1943, 1944), 2× NL RBI leader (1943, 1944)

Nicholson was a versatile outfielder who played in both the National and American Leagues. He was a four-time All-Star and won three World Series titles with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nicholson was also a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Nicholson retired from baseball after the 1953 season and later served as the general manager of the Houston Astros.

Nicholson passed away in 1996 at the age of 81. Nicholson was a prolific home run hitter in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He led the National League in home runs twice and in RBIs once. 

Nicholson is most famous for his time with the Philadelphia Athletics, where he was a five-time All-Star and two-time home run leader.

Nicholson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Nicholson is currently a broadcaster for the Phillies. Nicholson is a passionate Philadelphia Phillies fan.

43. Don Kessinger

Don Kessinger Career

  • 6× All-Star (1968–1972, 1974), 2× Gold Glove Award (1969, 1970), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Don Kessinger played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1964 to 1979. He was the team's regular shortstop for six seasons and also played in five post-season games.

Kessinger was drafted by the Cubs in the first round of the 1964 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut on September 7, 1964. In 1978, Kessinger was traded to the Chicago White Sox.

He played in 91 games for the Sox that season before retiring. Kessinger was manager of the Iowa Cubs from 1993 to 1996. After that, he retired from baseball. Kessinger is a member of the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame.

Kessinger and his wife, Sue, have two children. Kessinger was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Kessinger currently resides in Forrest City, Arkansas. Kessinger is a cancer survivor. Kessinger was a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award-winner as a player with the Chicago Cubs.

He was manager of the Chicago White Sox from 1979 to 1981, but was fired after posting a record of 46–60. Kessinger later served as a scout for the Chicago Cubs.

44. Christopher Morel

Third baseman

Christopher Morel is a young, up-and-coming utility player for the Chicago Cubs. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Santiago, Dominican Republic in 2018.

He is known for his powerful batting and throwing abilities. Christopher Morel is expected to contribute significantly to the Cubs' playoff push this season. He is a strong candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

Christopher Morel is a valuable member of the Cubs' young, rebuilding team. He is eager to prove himself on the big stage and contribute to the Cubs' historic turnaround. Christopher Morel is a versatile player who can play all over the field.

He is a hard-working and talented player who is poised to take his game to the next level. Christopher Morel is a French-born right-handed pitcher who debuted in the MLB with the Chicago Cubs in 2022. 

Christopher Morel has had a successful MLB career, amassing a .235 batting average, 16 home runs, and 47 RBIs in 132 games.

Christopher Morel has been a reliable reliever for the Cubs, posting a 2.92 ERA in 61 appearances. Christopher Morel is a free agent after the 2022 season, and will likely be replaced on the Cubs' roster by prospect Brendon McKay. Christopher Morel is a promising young pitcher with a bright future in the MLB.

45. Rick Reuschel

Rick Reuschel Career

  • 3× All-Star (1977, 1987, 1989), 2× Gold Glove Award (1985, 1987), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

Rick Reuschel was a pitcher in the MLB for over 20 years, and was a key part of the Chicago Cubs teams that won three World Series championships. 

Reuschel was known for his strong fastball and excellent control, which helped him record over 3,000 strikeouts in his career.

In 1991, Reuschel was traded to the San Francisco Giants, and he went on to record another 20+ win season. However, he retired from the MLB later that year. 

Reuschel is currently a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, and he continues to be a key part of the team's success. Rick Reuschel is a retired MLB player, but he is still remembered for his many achievements and contributions to the game.

Rick Reuschel was a highly successful pitcher in the 1970s and 1980s. He won three All-Star games and two Gold Glove Awards. Reuschel was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1972 and spent the majority of his career with the team. 

He was traded to the New York Yankees in 1981, but returned to the Cubs in 1984. Reuschel retired from baseball in 1991 after playing for the San Francisco Giants. He currently works as a broadcaster for the Cubs.

46. Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner Career

  • All-Star (1981), NL batting champion (1980), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Bill Buckner was a first baseman and outfielder who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox in his MLB career. 

He was most notable for his infamous error in the 1983 World Series that cost the Boston Red Sox the championship.

He passed away on May 27, 2019 at the age of 69. Bill Buckner played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1969 to 1976 and the Chicago Cubs from 1977 to 1984. Buckner was an all-star in 1981 and was the National League batting champion in 1980.

Buckner was nicknamed “The Walrus” because of his large frame. Buckner made a key error in the 1986 World Series that led to the Boston Red Sox’s victory. Buckner was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1988 and retired from baseball in 1989.

Buckner was inducted into the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame in 2016. Buckner currently works as a broadcaster for the Dodgers. Buckner has two children and lives in California. Buckner is currently 71 years old.

47. Shawon Dunston

Shawon Dunston Career

  • 2× All-Star (1988, 1990)

Dunston was a shortstop who played 13 seasons in the MLB, with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers. He had a batting average of .269 and was a productive player who was known for his strong throwing arm.

Dunston retired in 2002 and has since pursued a career in broadcasting. Dunston played for the Chicago Cubs from 1985 to 1995, and helped the team win two championships in that time. 

He was an All-Star twice during his career, and was a key part of the Cubs' run to the pennant in 1988 and 1990. Dunston also had a successful career in San Francisco, where he played for the Giants from 1996 to 1997. 

Dunston then played for the Cubs again from 1997 to 1998 before moving onto the Pirates for a single season. Dunston played for the Indians and Cardinals before retiring in 2002. In total, Dunston played in 907 games and had a .285 batting average.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

48. Kiki Cuyler

Kiki Cuyler Career

  • All-Star (1934), World Series champion (1925), 4× NL stolen base leader (1926, 1928–1930), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Kiki Cuyler was one of the most popular players in the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a right fielder who had a batting average of .321 and hit 2,299 hits in his career.

Cuyler was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951 and was the first player from Michigan to be inducted. Kiki Cuyler died in 1950 at the age of 51 after a long and successful career in the Major Leagues.

Kiki Cuyler was one of the most prolific and successful hitters of the 1920s. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds during his career. Cuyler was an all-star and World Series champion with the Cubs.

He was a four-time NL stolen base leader and a Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame inductee.

49. Michael Rucker

Pitcher

Michael Rucker is a 28-year-old pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Rucker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Mississippi State. Rucker made his major league debut in 2017, pitching in eight games for the Cubs.

Rucker had a stellar rookie season in 2017, posting a 2.73 ERA in 69 innings pitched. In 2018, Rucker struggled a bit, posting a 3.92 ERA in 101 innings. Rucker is still a young pitcher, and is expected to improve in the future. Rucker is a left-handed pitcher, and throws from the right side.

Rucker is a ground-ball pitcher, who relies on his dominance in that category to succeed. Michael Rucker is a promising pitcher who is looking to improve upon his 2018 performance in 2019. 

Michael Rucker made his MLB debut for the Chicago Cubs in 2021. Rucker is a left-handed pitcher who has posted a 3-1 record with a 4.99 ERA.

Rucker has struck out 80 batters in 81 innings pitched. Michael Rucker is a promising prospect who is looking to make an impact in the MLB.

50. Glenn Beckert

Second baseman

Glenn Beckert Career

  • 4× All-Star (1969–1972), Gold Glove Award (1968), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Glenn Beckert was a second baseman in the MLB for over 20 years. He played for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. Glenn Beckert had a successful career, winning several awards including 3 Gold Gloves.

Glenn Beckert passed away in 2020 at the age of 79. Glenn Beckert was a right-handed batter and outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres from 1965 to 1973. Glenn Beckert had a .283 batting average with 22 home runs and 360 runs batted in in his career.

Glenn Beckert was an All-Star four times and won a Gold Glove Award in 1968. Glenn Beckert was inducted into the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame in 2003. Glenn Beckert is a conservative commentator and radio talk show host who is known for his passionate support of the Tea Party movement.

Glenn Beckert is currently a commentator on Fox News.

51. Patrick Wisdom

Infielder

Patrick Wisdom

Patrick Wisdom is a versatile third baseman and first baseman who has played for the Chicago Cubs and Nashville Sounds in 2019. Wisdom was born in Murrieta, California in 1991 and attended San Diego State University.

He was drafted by the Cubs in the 7th round of the 2010 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut in 2015. Wisdom has played in 131 games over four seasons with the Cubs, batting .

236 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs. He was traded to the Sounds in 2019 and has hit .291 with 13 home runs and 61 RBIs in 82 games.

Wisdom is a versatile player who has played all three infield positions and has even appeared in 19 games at first base. Patrick Wisdom is a hard-working player who is always hustling on the field. 

He is a leader on the team and has a positive attitude. Patrick Wisdom is a valuable member of the Cubs and Sounds organizations and is a key player on both teams.

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Final Words

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most successful baseball teams in history, and have had some of the best players ever play for them. Some of the top players who have played for the Cubs include Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas, and Mike Piazza.

The Cubs continue to be a popular team and are always in contention for a playoff spot.

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