Hey baseball fans!
The Cubs just won the NLDS! They have to win just eight more games to win their first World Series since 1908! Because of their many years without a World Series title, many Cubs Hall of Famers don't have rings. Nonetheless, they are in the Hall of Fame for a reason. That being said, here are my top five favorite Cubs Hall of Famers.
Number Five: Ryne Sandberg
Why? Sandberg's mix of power and defense made him arguably the best second baseman of his era. The 1984 NL MVP and ten-time All Star batted .285 lifetime with 1,318 runs scored.
Number Four: Mordecai Brown
Why? This three-fingered pitcher won 239 games during his 14-year career, while only allowing 2.06 runs per nine innings! The only Cubbie on this list with a ring, Brown went 5-4 with a 2.97 ERA for Chicago in four World Series. In the World Series that the Cubs won (1907, 1908), his ERA was zero!
Number Three: Gabby Hartnett
Why? One of the most powerful catchers of his generation, Hartnett dominated NL pitching by hitting 236 home runs. The 1935 NL MVP was known for his strong throwing arm behind the plate and routinely led National League catchers in caught stealing percentage.
Number Two: Ron Santo
Why? This nine-time All Star led the Cubs from third base and played almost every day, even though he had diabetes. He powered 342 home runs out of the park in his career and even won five Gold Gloves at the hot corner.
Number One: Ernie Banks
Why? Is there really any debate? This overly-powerful shortstop known as Mr. Cub hit 512 career homers, which is the 22nd most in baseball history. He collected career 1,636 RBIs and won the MVP in consecutive years (1958, 1959).
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