The Most Famous Chicago Cub: Ranking the All-Time Cubs Legends

Choose the Cubbie you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Oct 4, 2023 10:50
Step right up and join the thrilling debate as we embark on a quest to rank the most famous Chicago Cub of all time! At StrawPoll, we've gathered thousands of fans, experts, and enthusiasts alike, who are all eager to have their voices heard in this ultimate showdown of Cubbie legends. Be a part of history as you cast your vote for the most iconic figure to ever don the beloved pinstripes or suggest a missing legend who deserves a spot on this prestigious list. Every vote counts in this exhilarating race to the top, so don't miss your chance to weigh in on this all-star lineup of Wrigley Field's finest. Will it be "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, or perhaps the more recent hero, Kris Bryant? The choice is yours! Dive in and explore the fascinating stories, mesmerizing moments, and unforgettable legacies of these revered Chicago Cubs icons – and together, let's determine who truly reigns supreme in the Windy City's heart.

Who Is the Most Famous Chicago Cub? (October 2023)

  1. 1
    Ernie Banks
    White House photographer · Public domain
    Ernie Banks - known as "Mr. Cub," he is considered one of the greatest players in Cubs history, with two National League MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections.
  2. 2
    Ryne Sandberg
    Wjmummert · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Ryne Sandberg is a Hall of Famer and 10-time All-Star, Sandberg was a key player for the Cubs in the 1980s and 1990s.
  3. 3
    Sammy Sosa is a controversial figure, Sosa was a two-time National League MVP and hit 609 career home runs, many of them with the Cubs.
    Sammy Sosa in other rankings
  4. 4
    Billy Williams is a Hall of Famer and six-time All-Star, Williams played for the Cubs for 16 seasons and is one of the team's all-time greats.
  5. 5
    Ferguson Jenkins is another Hall of Famer, Jenkins won a Cy Young Award with the Cubs and pitched for the team during some of its most successful years.
  6. 6
    Kerry Wood is a fan favorite, Wood famously struck out 20 batters in a game as a rookie and spent much of his career with the Cubs.
  7. 7
    Anthony Rizzo is currently the face of the Cubs, Rizzo has been a key player for the team since he was acquired in a trade in 2012.
    Anthony Rizzo in other rankings
  8. 8
    Ron Santo is a nine-time All-Star and Hall of Famer, Santo played for the Cubs for 14 seasons and was a beloved broadcaster for the team after his playing career ended.
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    Greg Maddux is although he spent only a few seasons with the Cubs, Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history and won a Cy Young Award while with the team.
    Greg Maddux in other rankings
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    Andre Dawson is a Hall of Famer and eight-time All-Star, Dawson played for the Cubs for six seasons and won the National League MVP award in 1987.

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Ranking factors for famous Chicago Cub

  1. Impact on the team - How much did the player contribute to the success of the Cubs both on and off the field? Did the player help lead the team to any championships or memorable moments?
  2. Statistics - Did the player accumulate impressive individual statistics with the Cubs? Were they a consistent performer or did they have a few standout seasons?
  3. Popularity/ Fan Base - How beloved was the player by Cubs fans? Did they have a large following or a significant impact on the community?
  4. Historical significance - Did the player contribute to any significant moments in Cubs history or help break any records?

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Chicago Cub. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite Cubbie is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


  • 188 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Cubbie once every 24 hours. The rank of each Cubbie is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most famous chicago cub

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most iconic teams in Major League Baseball, and have been a beloved part of Chicago's sports culture for over a century. With a long and storied history, the Cubs have seen countless legendary players pass through their ranks, but one question still remains: who is the most famous Chicago Cub of all time? From legends like Ernie Banks and Ryne Sandberg to modern-day stars like Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, there are plenty of contenders for the title. But no matter who you ask, one thing is for sure: the Cubs hold a special place in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.