The Chicago Cubs play in the National League Central. They are coached by Joe Maddon. Below are some facts about the Chicago Cubs and part of the reason there are so many fans of the team. This fandom has led to many Chicago Cubs tattoos.
Cubs Top Players
Below are a few of the Chicago Cubs top players based on their career WAR (Wins Above Replacement).
Cap Anson had a career WAR of 94.1. He had a total of 10,281 at bats in his career and tallied 3,435 hits giving him a career batting average of .334. During that time, he scored 1,999 runs and hit 97 homeruns. He ended his career with a total of 2,075 RBI and 277 stolen bases. His OBP was .394, his slugging percentage was .447 and hit OPS was .841.
Ron Santo was another Chicago Cub great. Santo ended his career with a 70.5 WAR. He had a batting average of .277 via 2,254 hits out of his 8,143 at bats. He scored a total of 1,138 runs in his career and he racked up 35 stolen bases. Ron Santo cracked 342 homeruns in his MLB career and tallied 1,331 RBI over that time. His on base percentage was .362, his OPS was .826, SLG percentage was .464 and his OPS+ was 125.
Ryne Sandberg was another all-time Chicago Cub great. He ended his career with a 68.0 WAR. Ryne Sandberg finished his baseball career with an OBP of .344 and a slugging percentage of .452. He also had a .705 OPS and an OPS+ of 114. Sandberg totaled 282 homeruns, 1,061 RBI and 344 stolen bases. His .285 career batting average came way of 2,386 hits on 8,383 at bats and he scored a total of 1,218 runs.
Listed below are all the MLB players with retired numbers for the Chicago Cubs. Each one of these players contributed to the legacy of their team and are forever honored by having a retired number.
These players include Ron Santo (10), Ernie Banks (14), Ryne Sandberg (23), Billy Williams (26), Ferguson Jenkins (31) and Greg Maddox (31).