We all know the star players who spent many years with the Chicago Cubs. Yet here we look at some star players you may have forgotten were on the team.
We all know the star players who have put on the blue pinstripes for the Chicago Cubs over the years. We know about the great Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, possibly the franchise’s most established player of all time. We know about Billy Williams, who starred for the Cubs for years and would also make the Hall of Fame.
We know about Ron Santo, who eventually made the Hall of Fame after his passing and spent many years entertaining Cubs fans in the radio booth. We also know about Fergie Jenkins, the most decorated pitcher in Cubs history. We also know about other greats like Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, Sammy Sosa, just to name a few.
The Cubs have had a lot of star players who spent many years with the team. Even though Greg Maddux spent his best years with the Atlanta Braves, he still accomplished a lot while with the Cubs. Members of the 2016 team also became stars when they helped the team win their first title in 108 years, even the ones who didn’t contribute much to the team.
Yet the Cubs have also had some players on their team who were stars for a long time elsewhere. Here, we look at ten players who accomplished a lot in other places but who briefly spent time with the Cubs. Some you might remember and some you may have forgotten. Some were part of big Cubs moments, while others’ tenures were forgettable. Still, they were all once Chicago Cubs, and they should be recognized as such.