Building a Chicago Cubs All-Star super team for the record books
Chicago Cubs: Consistency rules the roost at first base
Starter: Mark Grace
The 6’2″ first baseman out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina joined the Cubs in 1988. In his first season with the Cubs, Grace finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. Throughout his 13 years as a Cub, He was named an All-Star three times (93/95/97). He finished his career with the Cubs hitting a career average of .308 and earned four Gold Glove awards for his work with the leather.
Backup: Phil Cavarretta
Cavarretta is a little smaller than Grace. This 5’11” first baseman was not only a four-time All-Star but won the MVP honors in 1945. The Chicago native spent 20 years with the Cubs, appearing in 1,953 games. He was eight shy of 100 career home runs as a Cub. In the same year, he won the MVP award, Cavarretta won the National League batting title and helped put the Cubs on the cusp of winning a title.
Honorable Mention: Anthony Rizzo, Bill Buckner, Derrek Lee