The Top 10 Closers in Chicago Cubs Franchise History

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistMay 30, 2009

The Top 10 Closers in Chicago Cubs Franchise History

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    SAN DIEGO:  Lee Smith #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in a 1986 season game in San Diego, California. ( Photo by: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

No. 10: Joe Borowski—2001-2005

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 19:  Pitcher Joe Borowski #48 of the Chicago Cubs winds up during the MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 2002. The White Sox defeated the Cubs 10-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Image

No. 9: Ted Abernathy—1965-1966, 1969-1970

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No. 8: Ryan Dempster—2004-2007

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 29:  Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at Chase Field on April 29, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 10-0.  (Photo by Christian Peters

No. 7: Phil Regan—1968-1972

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No. 6: Rod Beck—1998-1999

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    18 Apr 1999: Pitcher Rod Beck #47 of the Chicago Cubs winds back to throw the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at the County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allspor

No. 5: Mitch Williams—1989-1990

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No. 4: Don Elston—1953, 1958-1964

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No. 3: Randy Myers—1993-1995

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    30 JUN 1993:  CHICAGO CLOSER RANDY DELIVERS A PITCH DURING THE CUBS GAME AT THE PADRES IN JACK MURPHY STADIUM. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT

No. 2: Bruce Sutter—1976-1980

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No. 1: Lee Smith—1980-1987

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY:  Lee Smith #46 of the Chicago Cubs winds back to pitch during the game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium on May,1985 in San Diego, California. ( Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)