Who will be the top 5 Cubs of all-time… 20 years from now?

NBC Sports Chicago asked some of its staff, but the answers were only from within their lifetimes.

The headline of this David Kaplan article at reads:

Podcast: Ranking the greatest Cubs of all-time

The article, though, asks only about Cubs of “your lifetime,” and then wonders what the top all-time Cubs list would look like in 2038, after the current crop of young Cubs retires.

Quite some time ago (2006-07), I ran a Top 100 Cubs of all-time series and updated it in 2010. It could probably use another update, though I suppose that will have to wait, what with the 2018 season starting up soon.

As we begin 2018, though, I will stand by the top 10 I originally had when I made the list in 2006. In order:

Ernie Banks, Cap Anson, Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams, Gabby Hartnett, Ron Santo, Mordecai Brown, Fergie Jenkins, Billy Herman

Nine Hall of Famers, and one player we’ve discussed plenty here, who might also belong in the Hall. (That’s a discussion for another time, I think, not the point here.)

Thus I think in order to knock any of those players out of the top 10, any player from the current group would …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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