A Glance At Greatness: The Chicago Cubs All-Time Team
Team Name: Chicago Cubs
Year Established: 1870
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Previous Nicknames: White Stockings (1870-1889), Colts (1890-1987), Orphans (1898-1901)
League: National League
Division: NL Central
Other Leagues: National Association (1870-1875)
Number of Playoff Appearances: 18
Number of Pennants: 16
World Series Titles: 1907, 1908
Catcher: Gabby Hartnett
First Base: Cap Anson
Second Base: Ryne Sandberg
Third Base: Ron Santo
Shortstop: Ernie Banks
Outfield: Kiki Cuyler, Billy Williams, Sammy Sosa
Pitchers: Mordecai Brown, Bruce Sutter, Charley Root, Fergie Jenkins, Lee Smith
Bench: Hack Wilson, Jimmy Ryan, Bill Nicholson
Manager: Cap Anson
The easiest players to pick were Sandberg, Anson, Santo, Banks, and the pitching staff.
Anson was the first great baseball player and was also a great manager. He is the player/manager of this team.
Banks was arguably the greatest shortstop of all-time. He is the leader of this team.
The Cubs have a good pitching staff and surely rank in the top 10 (maybe five) in that category.
They have one of the best double-play combinations in Banks, Sandberg, and Anson.
If they had this team in real life, they wouldn't have to wait 100 years for a World Series.
(But I guess I don't have much room to talk, it took the Phillies 97 years.)
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