The Chicago Cubs had three players named to the 2023 All-Star game, those being starting pitchers Justin Steele and Marcus Stroman along with shortstop Dansby Swanson. Steele will be the only one actually playing as Stroman opted to rest over the break while Swanson is tending to a heel injury. There has been a general lack of All-Star level play in Chicago in recent years since the departure of almost every player from the 2016 team.
But there have been some extremely impressive all-stars in the franchise's history, most of whom have also become Hall of Famers. Here are the five men with the most All-Star selections in the Cubs' history.
Ernie Banks: 14 selections
There's a reason we call the guy Mr. Cub. Ernie Banks played the entirety of his big league career in a Chicago Cubs uniform, which lasted from 1953-1971. During that time, Banks was named to a whopping 14 all-star games and he played in 13 of them. Ironically, 14 is also the number Banks donned and he has become synonymous with it in Cubs fandom especially since it was retired by the team in 1983.
Banks is near the top of several hitting categories in franchise history: 2nd in hits (2583), 2nd in RBIs (1636), 2nd in home runs (512), and first in games played (2528). He also led the league in home runs and RBIs twice, secured two NL MVP (1958 & 59) awards and a gold glove (1960). Ernie Banks is simply a Cubs legend and his All-Star nods were well deserved.