Chicago Cubs: #1: Ernie Banks and Ron Santo
It is hard to argue against the two Hall of Fame infielders who held the corners for many years. “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks and Ron Santo have defined what it means to be an all-time Cub, and are still arguably the two most favorite players of all time amongst Chicago Cubs fans.
The two played together on the Cubs from 1960-1971 before having both of their numbers retired at Wrigley and earning election into Cooperstown. In those years the two hit a combined 584 homers, drove in 2,114 runs, slugged .469 and totaled 3,420 hits.
In those 11 years, Banks made six All-Star games and Santo made seven. The famed duo also won a combined six Gold Gloves. While they did not have the postseason success (they never made the postseason) that Rizzo and Bryant have had so far, these guys will hold the title of the best duo for a while.