Chicago Cubs: The best base stealers in Cubs history

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The art of stealing a base can change the outcome of a baseball game. It happens to be that the Chicago Cubs have had numerous great base stealers.

A great deal of Chicago Cubs games since the beginning of the organization has been decided by a single run, meaning that the difference between a win or a loss can be any one of many small details. One important factor in a team’s success can be its ability to advance runners on the basepaths.

Speed on the bases is a great skill to have, and while speed itself is valuable, it takes a certain internal ability for players to truly be an expert at swiping bases when needed.

We all know that the stolen base is still a phenomenal weapon in baseball. At times, it can change the aspect of a game, and aggressive thefts of bases can weaken the entire defense and swing the momentum to the offensive side.

Through the years, the Cubs have had some of the most daring and successful base stealers in baseball. Here’s my attempt to pick the top ten in franchise history.