Chicago Cubs: The best base stealers in Cubs history

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Chicago Cubs: Some legendary names kick off the list

#10 –  Cap Anson (1876-96)

Cap Anson was not only a great Cubs player but he later went on to become one of the best managers in Cubs history. In his 22 years with this organization, he managed to rack up 247 stolen bases, without being caught stealing in his career. Along with his tremendous speed, Anson had 3,012 hits and drove in 1,880. Anson played in 2,277 games in his career with this franchise, in those games he had a .396 OBP and was a major factor in scoring runs for this club in the early years.

#9 – Fred Pfeffer (1883-89, 1891, 1896-97)

This middle infielder from Louisville, Kentucky was a major factor on the base path. The decade long career with the Cubs, Fred Pfeffer successfully stole 263 bases in 1093 games. During the 1888 season, Pfeffer led the White Stockings as they were called back then in stolen bases with 64. The next highest total in a season was 57 stolen bases in the previous year (1887).

#8 – Bill Dahlen (1891-98)

This 5’9, 180lb speed demon once had a career-high 51 stolen bases in a single season back in 1896. The New York native, Bill Dahlen joined the team in 1891, in his first season alone Dahlen stole 21 bases in 135 games. In his eight-year career, Dahlen has 286 stolen bases in his 987 career games with Chicago.

#7 – Johnny Evers (1902-13)

Another New York native joins the list as second baseman Johnny Evers played in 1,409 games over his first 12 years playing professional baseball in Chicago. In those 12 years, Evers has stolen 291 bases, including a career-high mark of 61 in his second-to-last year with the Cubs.