Cubs History: Overlooked Cubs Hall of Fame players

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(Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
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Many Cubs have been inducted into Cooperstown – some who go overlooked.

Arguably the greatest players to ever wear a Chicago Cubs uniform have their names flying on the Wrigley Field foul poles. This includes “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Sandberg and Greg Maddux. Hard to find a Cubs fan that considers themselves “die-hard” who does not know who they are. All of those players are also enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

These are obviously not the only Cubs who have plaques in the Hall. Fans who are generally familiar with team history know the likes of Cap Anson, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, Gabby Hartnett, Hack Wilson and Andre Dawson. Yet there are some others that do not get talked about as much. These names can get lost in history for various reasons. It is fair to assume part of the reason is that these guys played before most Cubs fans today were born.

Here is a look at some of those names that can get lost in the shuffle. Qualifications include players in the Hall of Fame that spent a bulk of their career with the Cubs, and/or at least more games with them than any other team.

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