All-Time Chicago Cubs Lineup

The lovable Chicago Cubs, here is the all-time lineup;

Catcher-Gabby Hartnett
The Cubs greatest catcher is Gabby Hartnett, who represented the Cubs in the first six All-Start Games. His career with the Cubs spanned 19 years, from 1922 to 1940. He is the 1935 National League MVP and has 1,867 hits, 231 home runs, and 1,153 RBI. Gabby was the catcher when Babe Ruth infamously called his shot in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

First Base-Mark Grace
For first base, it’s Mark Grace hands down. During the ‘steroid era’ of the 1990’s, went unscathed, quietly putting up impressive numbers with 2201 base hits, 308 batting average, four Gold Glove awards and three All-Star appearances with the Cubs.

Second Base-Ryan Sandberg
It’s unanimous, Ryan Sandberg is the Cubbies all-time second baseman and easily considered one of the best in MLB history. He’s the cornerstone of the 1980’s and 1990’s Cubs. Ryne Sandberg’s fielding earned him nine consecutive Gold Glove awards from ‘1983-1991’ and represented the Cubs in the Summer Classic ten times from 1984-1991.

Third Base-Ron Santo
Spending 14 seasons with the Cubs, there’s no doubt about Ron Santo as the Cubs all-time third baseman, and one of the best in all of Major League baseball history. Ron Santo knocked 342 homers out of the park, batted 2,254 hits, with 1131 RBI’s, and a career 277 batting average. It was not only until his passing, in 2010, did Ron Santo earn the respect of the Hall of Fame’s Veteran’s Committee, and entered the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Shortstop-Ernie Banks
Affectionately known as “Mr. Cub”, Ernie Banks played shortstop with an undeniable enthusiasm that won the hearts of Cubs, since his pro his debut on September 17, 1953. In his 18 seasons with the Cubs before retiring in 1971 season, Banks belted 512 home runs, 1,636 RBI’s, and entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. His is the first African-American to play for the Cubs.

Outfield-Hack Wilson
One of the best hitting Cub outfielders, Hack Wilson’s six-year tenure is nothing less than stellar. His batting average is .331, with 142 RBI’s, and 35 home runs. He entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 by the Hall of Fame’s Veteran’s Committee.

Outfield-Phil Cavarretta
Signed by the Cubs while still attending Northside High School in Chicago, Phil Cavarretta played 20 seasons for the Cubs. He played in three Worlds Series, his first at age 18 in 1935, as well as 1938 and 1945. Phil Cavarretta represented the Cubs in the 1945 All-Star Game, becoming the first player in MLB history to reach base five times.

Outfield-Billy Williams
Considered by many as the best of all the Cubs outfielders, Billy Williams career spanned 16 years. He’s the 1961 National League Rookie of the Year, though seeing limited action in 1959 and 1960. All-Star representative for the Cubs six times, Billy Williams entered the Hall of Fame in 1987. His numbers with Cubs were quite impressive, with a batting average of .296, 392 home runs, and 2,510 hits.

Pitcher-Ferguson Jenkins
Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in 1966 Ferguson Jenkins, pitched for six seasons for the Cubs, until 1972 and for the 1982 and 1983 seasons. He has 167 career victories for the Cubs and six 20+ win seasons and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1991.