Top 100 Cubs

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #58 Derrek Lee

An update to the Top 100 Cubs profile of Derrek Lee, originally written in 2006.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Cubs

In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Even though they fell short of winning the World Series, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #47 Aramis Ramirez

An update to the BCB Top 100 Cubs profile of Aramis Ramirez, originally written in 2006.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #43 Carlos Zambrano

An update to the BCB Top 100 Cubs profile of Carlos Zambrano.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #59 Kerry Wood

An updated profile of Kerry Wood in the BCB top 100 series.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #90 Ryan Dempster

Another in an occasional series revisiting BCB's Top 100 Cubs list from 2006.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #91 Ted Lilly

Another in an occasional series revisiting BCB's Top 100 Cubs list from 2006.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #92 Larry Jackson

Another in an occasional series revisiting BCB's Top 100 Cubs list from 2006.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #93 Hank Wyse

Another in an occasional series revisiting BCB's Top 100 Cubs list from 2006.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #97 Art "Solly" Hofman

Another in an occasional series revisiting BCB's Top 100 Cubs list from 2006.

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The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #100 Jon Lieber

Revisiting BCB's 2006 Top 100 Cubs list, here's your new #100.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time: Revisited

Taking another look, four years later, at BCB's top 100 Cubs list.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #1 Ernie Banks

"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace." -- Ernie Banks Ernie Banks' reputation as THE greatest Cub has...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #2 Adrian "Cap" Anson

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-009578. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Photo taken in 1911. Cap Anson was a larger-than-life figure who came to personify major-league...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #3 Sammy Sosa

We assume there was no suspense concerning the identities of the three remaining players on this list. We'll leave you guessing one more day about #1. A good argument can be made for any of these...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #4 Ryne Sandberg

Profile co-written by BCB reader TheBeerBaron and Al; the personal references within are TheBeerBaron's To many baseball fans outside of the Chicago area, a player with a career hitting line of...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #5 Billy Williams

"Billy Williams is the best hitter, day-in and day-out, that I have ever seen. He's unbelievable. He didn't hit for just one or two days, or one or two weeks. He hit all the time." -- Don...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #6 Gabby Hartnett

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-066127. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Taken in 1926. Occasionally someone sponsors a fan vote on the greatest moment in a team's history....

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #7 Ron Santo

Bleed Cubbie Blue. That's the name of this site, as you all well know, and as you can see on the logo to the left every single day. Ernie Banks may be "Mr. Cub", but perhaps no player in Cubs...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #8 Mordecai Brown

Photo taken during the 1907 World Series at West Side GroundsChicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-053479 and SDN-060450. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. All Mordecai Brown ever...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #9 Fergie Jenkins

I was going to write this profile myself, but got busy with some of the other top 10 profiles and found myself in a time bind. So, I thought: who among the BCB community would most appreciate a...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #10 Billy Herman

The much-anticipated and discussed top ten all-time Cub profiles begin today. I don't think any of you are too surprised to find out who #10 is. Profile by BCB reader Ihatethecards (with additions...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #11 Phil Cavarretta

Profile by BCB reader rlpete (with additions by Al) If someone were to have been named "Mr. Cub" for the 1940's, that player would undoubtedly be Phil Cavarretta. A native Chicagoan, Cavarretta...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #12 Stan Hack

Profile by BCB reader gauchodirk Nicknames are part of the fabric of baseball. From "Cool Papa" Bell to Lou "The Iron Horse" Gehrig, Ted "The Splendid Splinter" Williams to Frank "The Big Hurt"...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #13 Jimmy Ryan

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-001317. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Photo is of Ryan in his final major league season, with the Washington Senators; taken at South Side...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #14 Charlie Root

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-067357. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Photo appears to have been taken at spring training on Catalina Island in 1928. In 1985, SABR held...

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #15 Frank Chance

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-056427. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Taken at West Side Grounds in 1910. The "deadball era" is a perennially popular subject among...

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