Building a Chicago Cubs All-Star super team for the record books
Chicago Cubs: Power behind the plate
Starter: Gabby Hartnett
To get started, we look at the six-time All-Star catcher Hartnett who spent 19 years with the Cubs. An All-Star annually from 1933-38, the slugging backstop blasted 22 home runs during his 1934 campaign.
He would later go on to win the MVP award in the same year. During his career, he hit slightly below .300 with a .297 average and drove in 1,153 in 1,926 games played. Hartnett was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.
Backup: Geovany Soto
Soto had a great career with the Cubs. He spent a total of eight years playing in the Windy City. The former National League Rookie of the Year (2008) was also named to the Midsummer Classic in the same year. It’s not hard to understand why. Soto blasted 23 long balls and drove in 86 in the process. He even got some (distant) love in the MVP voting, finishing 13th.
Honorable Mention: Wilson Contreras, Joe Girardi