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Chicago Cubs All-Time Roster

Updated 03/20/2020

This is the Chicago Cubs all-time roster. The roster consists of one starter and one bench player for each infield position and one starter and one bench player for each outfield position. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances. For pitching, I selected five starting pitchers and three relief pitchers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 75 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers had to accumulate a minimum of 150 innings pitched to be eligible.


  • Catcher – Gabby Hartnett
    • Age: 21 – 39
    • Years: 1922 – 1940

    Gabby Hartnett
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.3 127 1926 7132 6282 847 1867 391 64 231 1153 28 7 691 683 .297 .363 .490 .853

  • First Base – Frank Chance
    • Age: 21 – 35
    • Years: 1898 – 1912

    Frank Chance
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.9 140 1101 4504 3785 699 1128 181 71 18 541 375 0 509 28 .298 .388 .398 .786

  • Second Base – Ryne Sandberg
    • Age: 22 – 34, 36 – 37
    • Years: 1982 – 1994, 1996 – 1997

    Ryne Sandberg
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    67.8 115 2151 9276 8379 1316 2385 403 76 282 1061 344 107 761 1259 .285 .345 .452 .797

  • Third Base – Ron Santo
    • Age: 20 – 33
    • Years: 1960 – 1973

    Ron Santo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    72.1 128 2126 8979 7768 1109 2171 353 66 337 1290 35 39 1071 1271 .279 .369 .472 .841

  • Shortstop – Ernie Banks
    • Age: 22 – 40
    • Years: 1953 – 1971

    Ernie Banks
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    67.4 118 2528 10395 9421 1305 2583 407 90 512 1636 50 53 763 1236 .274 .332 .500 .832

  • Right Field – Sammy Sosa
    • Age: 23 – 35
    • Years: 1992 – 2004

    Sammy Sosa
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    58.5 134 1811 7898 6990 1245 1985 296 32 545 1414 181 79 798 1815 .284 .361 .569 .930

  • Center Field – Hack Wilson
    • Age: 26 – 31
    • Years: 1926 – 1931

    Hack Wilson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.2 153 850 3719 3154 652 1017 185 44 190 769 34 0 463 461 .322 .403 .590 .993

  • Left Field – Billy Williams
    • Age: 21 – 36
    • Years: 1959 – 1974

    Billy Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    61.8 134 2213 9504 8479 1306 2510 402 87 392 1353 86 47 911 934 .296 .367 .503 .870

  • Starting Pitcher – Fergie Jenkins
    • Age: 23 – 30, 39 – 40
    • Years: 1966 – 1973, 1982 – 1983
    Fergie Jenkins
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    50 84 401 347 167 132 3.20 2673.2 154 29 6 1061 952 600 2038 18.7% 1.12

  • Starting Pitcher – Mordecai Brown
    • Age: 27 – 35, 39
    • Years: 1904 – 1912, 1916
    Mordecai Brown
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    45.3 64 346 241 188 86 1.80 2329 206 48 39 679 465 445 1043 10.3% 1.00

  • Starting Pitcher – Pete Alexander
    • Age: 31 – 39
    • Years: 1918 – 1926
    Pete Alexander
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    41.9 76 242 223 128 83 2.84 1884.1 159 24 10 717 595 268 614 8.% 1.16

  • Starting Pitcher – Rick Reuschel
    • Age: 23 – 32, 34 – 35
    • Years: 1972 – 1980, 1983 – 1984
    Rick Reuschel
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    48.4 89 358 343 135 127 3.50 2290 65 17 3 1007 891 640 1367 14.1% 1.31

  • Starting Pitcher – Hippo Vaughn
    • Age: 25 – 33
    • Years: 1913 – 1921
    Hippo Vaughn
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    40.7 79 305 270 151 105 2.33 2216.1 177 35 4 789 575 621 1138 12.1% 1.17

  • Relief Pitcher – Bruce Sutter
    • Age: 23 – 27
    • Years: 1976 – 1980
    Bruce Sutter
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    18.5 60 300 0 32 30 2.39 493 0 0 133 156 131 149 494 24.9% 1.05

  • Relief Pitcher – Ryan Dempster
    • Age: 27 – 35
    • Years: 2004 – 2012
    Ryan Dempster
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.1 88 374 154 67 66 3.74 1182.2 3 1 87 545 491 464 1070 21.3% 1.32

  • Relief Pitcher – Lee Smith
    • Age: 22 – 29
    • Years: 1980 – 1987
    Lee Smith
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.1 75 458 6 40 51 2.92 681.1 0 0 180 240 221 264 644 22.8% 1.25

Bench

  • Catcher – Johnny Kling, 1900 – 1908, 1910 – 1911
  • First Base – Anthony Rizzo, 2012 – 2019
  • Second Base – Billy Herman, 1931 – 1941
  • Third Base – Stan Hack, 1932 – 1947
  • Shortstop – Joe Tinker, 1902 – 1912, 1916
  • Right Field – Bill Nicholson, 1939 – 1948
  • Center Field – Andy Pafko, 1943 – 1951
  • Left Field – Riggs Stephenson, 1926 – 1934
  • Starting Pitcher – Carlos Zambrano, 2001 – 2011
  • Starting Pitcher – Greg Maddux, 1986 – 1992, 2004 – 2006
  • Starting Pitcher – Ed Reulbach, 1905 – 1913
  • Relief Pitcher – Carlos Marmol, 2006 – 2013

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