Top 10 Best Chicago Cubs Players of All Time
Throughout his career, Banks brought sunshine to a team that lacked a championship. Through it all he slugged 512 home runs, capture 2 straight NL MVPs, was an 11-time NL All-Star, Played in 13 All-Star Games, named to the MLB All-Century Team, and a place in Cubs History.
Great player, nine Gold Gloves, good hitter, plus I remember he won some kinda classy Man of the Year Award one year, which I thought was cool.
Best 2nd baseman of all time
He may be gone but not forgotten, here's his Hall of Fame Plaque from 2011: Chicago's beloved third baseman, belted home runs and gracefully defended the hot corner for 14 seasons at Wrigley Field, plus one final year at Comiskey Park. A nine-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove award winner, he was the grit and the glue of the Cubs lineups of the 60s. Mashed 342 career home runs, eight times belting 25 or more eight times. Tallied 2,254 hits and batted .277. with 1,131 RBIs. His courageous fight with cancer served as an inspirational to the millions.
Among the highlights pf his career was his great defensive work thanks to his 5 straight Gold Glove awards at 3rd base (1964-68) and batted .300 and 30 or more home runs 4 times and was on a great 1969 Cubs team. Truly an artist at work
Part of the famous tinker-to-Evans-to-Chance line, here's his 1946 Hall of Fame Plaque: Famous leader of Chicago Cubs, won pennant with Cubs in first full season as manager in 1906-that team compiled 116 victories unequalled in Major League history-also won pennants in 1907, 1908 and 1910 and world Series winners in 07 and 08. Started with Chicago in 1898. Also manager New York A.L. and Boston A.L.
A great 3 basemen, and left field.
Here's that man whose famous for that Homer in the Gloamin, but there's more, here's what his Hall of Fame Plaque said: Caught 100 or more games per season for 12 years, eight in succession 1930 to 1937 for league record. Set mark for consecutive chances for catching without error, 452 in 1933-34. Highest fielding average for catcher in 100 or more games in 7 seasons; Most putouts N.L. 7,292; Most chances accepted N.L. 8,546. Lifetime batting average .297
Charlie may not have a Hall of Fame career, but as a man he's a good will ambassador to the game he loved. When his playing career ended, his greatness only got started as a manager for the Cubs. In 1932, he replaced Rogers Hornsby and became temporary manager of the team, but that would change as he led the team to a 37-18 finish and won 90 games and won the National League pennant and in the process became a pernament manager of the team, and before his manager career ended, he led the Cubs to 2 more pennants and a place in Chicago lore.
Most RBI'S in 1 season
The first great pitcher in Cubs history, here's his 1949 Hall of Fame Plaque: Member of Chicago N.L. Championship team of 1906, '07, '08, '10. A right handed pitcher, won 239 games during major league career that also included St. Louis and Cincinnati N.L. and clubs in F.L. First major leaguer to pitch four consecutive shutouts, achieving this feat on June 15, June 25, July 2 and July 4 in 1908.
In the very early years of Major League Baseball, he was a true legend, here's his 1963 Hall of Fame Plaque: Pitched 4- to o no-hit game against Providence in 1885. Won 328 games lost 175 pct .652 led league with 55 victories in 1885 (Including 10 shutouts) 38 in 1887, 49 in 1888 and 49 in 1889. Had 2013 strikeouts in 4514 innings.