There’s a whole list of people that could be considered as some of the best Chicago Cubs players, but there’s only a few players that could make it to the top four. Throughout Cubs history, these players have made a lasting impression on the franchise and fans alike. Today, we’re going to be looking at the top 4 Chicago Cubs players of all time.

1. Fergie Jenkins

Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins was on the Chicago Cubs for ten seasons and was arguably the best pitcher in team history. He won the Cy Young award back in 1971, went 167-132 as a member of the Cubs, and had a 3.20 ERA. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991 and had his number retired with the Cubs.

2. Billy Williams

This Hall of Fame outfielder let his offense do all of the talking for him. During his 16 year career with the Chicago cubs, he had 881 extra-base hits, which is second all-time. He also made an appearance on other offensive lists and was Rookie of the Year in 1961. He had a .296 batting average, 392 home runs, and 1353 runs batted in. Williams was definitely a consistent hitter who remains a fan-favorite in Chicago. 

3. Ryne Sandberg

This second baseman was traded to Chicago after playing only 13 games with the Philadelphia Phillies, but he became a legend to the team. In 15 seasons, he was a ten-time All-Star, a nine-time Gold Glove winner, seven-time Silver Slugger, and MVP of the National League in 1984. Being widely considered the best second baseman of all time, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. His number is also retired, and he’s one of the most popular players in Cubs history.

4. Ernie Banks

You could indeed replace some names on this list, but there’s no easier task than naming the best player in Chicago Cubs history. Mr. Cub is the best player to grace the field. He spent all 19 seasons playing baseball with the Chicago Cubs, was an All-Star 14 times in his career, won back-to-back MVP awards in ‘58 and ‘59, and is known as one of the best players in MLB history. He played 2,528 games with the Cubs, holds the franchise record for the most at-bats, most plate appearances, most total bases, and most extra-base hits. Even if he never played in the postseason, you can’t deny that Mr. Cub always did his part.