List of Chicago Cubs team records

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The following lists statistical records and all-time leaders as well as awards and major accomplishments for the Chicago Cubs professional baseball club of Major League Baseball. The records list the top 5 players in each category since the inception of the Cubs.

Players that are still active with the Cubs are denoted in bold. Records updated as of August 5, 2011.

Single Season Records[edit]

MLB Record
(1876–present)
Cubs All-Time Record
(1876–present)
Cubs Post-1900 Record
(1900–present)a

Team[edit]

Best Franchise Seasonsb [edit]

Rank Year Team Wins Losses Win% Post-Season
1 1906 Chicago Cubs 116 36 .763 Lost World Series to Chicago White Sox, 2-4.
2 1886 Chicago White Stockings 90 34 .726
3 1907 Chicago Cubs 107 45 .704 Won World Series vs Detroit Tigers, 4-0.
4 1909 Chicago Cubs 104 50 .675
5 1918 Chicago Cubs 84 45 .651 Lost World Series to Boston Red Sox, 2-4.

Worst Franchise Seasons[edit]

Rank Year Team Wins Losses Win%
1 1962 Chicago Cubs 59 103 .364
1966 Chicago Cubs 59 103 .364
3 1901 Chicago Orphans 53 86 .381
4 1956 Chicago Cubs 60 94 .390
1960 Chicago Cubs 60 94 .390

Batting[edit]

Batting Average[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Ross Barnes .429 1876
2 Cap Anson .399 1881
3 Bill Lange .389 1895
4 King Kelly .388 1886
5 Rogers Hornsby .380 1929
 

Hits[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Rogers Hornsby 229 1929
2 Kiki Cuyler 228 1930
3 Billy Herman 227 1935
4 Woody English 214 1930
5 Frank Demaree 212 1936
 

Singles[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Bill Everitt 169 1898
2 Bill Everitt 168 1895
3 Sparky Adams 165 1927
4 Frank Demaree 159 1936
5 Jigger Statz 158 1923

Doubles[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Billy Herman 57 1935
Billy Herman 57 1936
3 Mark Grace 51 1995
4 Kiki Cuyler 50 1930
Derrek Lee 50 2005
 

Triples[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Frank Schulte 21 1913
Vic Saier 21 1911
3 Bill Dahlen 19 1892
Bill Dahlen 19 1896
Ryne Sandberg 19 1984
 

Home Runs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Sammy Sosa 66 1998
2 Sammy Sosa 64 2001
3 Sammy Sosa 63 1999
4 Hack Wilson 56 1930
5 Sammy Sosa 50 2000

Extra Base Hits[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Sammy Sosa 103 2001
2 Derrek Lee 99 2005
3 Hack Wilson 97 1930
4 Rogers Hornsby 94 1929
5 Sammy Sosa 89 1999
Sammy Sosa 89 2000
 

Grand Slams[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Ernie Banks 5 1955
2 Frank Schulte 4 1911
3 Sammy Sosa 3 1998
 

RBIs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Hack Wilson 191 1930
2 Sammy Sosa 160 2001
3 Hack Wilson 159 1929
4 Sammy Sosa 158 1998
5 Rogers Hornsby 149 1929

Runs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Rogers Hornsby 156 1929
2 King Kelly 155 1886
Kiki Cuyler 155 1930
4 Woody English 152 1930
5 George Gore 150 1886
 

Walks[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Jimmy Sheckard 147 1911
2 Jimmy Sheckard 122 1912
3 Richie Ashburn 116 1960
Sammy Sosa 116 2001
5 Cap Anson 113 1890
 

Total Bases[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Sammy Sosa 425 2001
2 Hack Wilson 423 1930
3 Sammy Sosa 416 1998
4 Rogers Hornsby 409 1929
5 Sammy Sosa 397 1999

Stolen Bases[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Bill Lange 154 1896
2 Walt Wilmot 98 1890
3 Walt Wilmot 74 1894
4 Bill Lange 73 1897
5 Bill Lange 67 1895
Frank Chance 67 1903
 

Strikeouts[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Sammy Sosa 174 1997
2 Sammy Sosa 171 1998
Sammy Sosa 171 1999
4 Sammy Sosa 168 2000
Corey Patterson 168 2004
 

On-Base Percentage[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 King Kelly .483 1886
2 Ross Barnes .462 1876
3 Rogers Hornsby .459 1929
4 Bill Lange .456 1895
5 Hack Wilson .454 1930

Slugging Percentage[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Sammy Sosa .737 2001
2 Hack Wilson .723 1930
3 Rogers Hornsby .679 1929
4 Derrek Lee .662 2005
5 Sammy Sosa .647 1998
 

OPS[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Hack Wilson 1.177 1930
2 Sammy Sosa 1.174 2001
3 Rogers Hornsby 1.138 1929
4 Derrek Lee 1.080 2005
5 Hack Wilson 1.043 1929
 

Hitting Streak[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Bill Dahlen 42 1894
2 Cal McVey 30 1876
Jerome Walton 30 1989
4 Jimmy Ryan 29 1892
5 Bill Dahlen 28 1894
Ron Santo 28 1966

Pitching[edit]

Wins[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 John Clarkson 53 1885
2 Al Spalding 47 1876
3 Bill Hutchinson 44 1891
4 Larry Corcoran 43 1880
5 Bill Hutchinson 42 1890
14 Mordecai Brown 29 1908
 

ERA[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Mordecai Brown 1.04 1906
2 Jack Pfiester 1.15 1907
3 Carl Lundgren 1.17 1907
4 Mordecai Brown 1.31 1909
5 Jack Taylor 1.33 1902

Saves[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Randy Myers 53 1993
2 Rod Beck 51 1998
3 Randy Myers 38 1995
Carlos Mármol 38 2010
5 Bruce Sutter 37 1979
 

Strikeouts[edit]

Rank Player Amount Year
1 Bill Hutchinson 314 1892
2 John Clarkson 313 1886
3 John Clarkson 308 1885
4 Bill Hutchinson 289 1890
5 Fergie Jenkins 274 1970

Career Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Batting Average[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Riggs Stephenson .336 1926–1934
Bill Madlock .336 1974–1976
3 Bill Lange .330 1893–1899
4 Cap Anson .329 1876–1897
5 Kiki Cuyler .325 1928–1935
 

Hits[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Cap Anson 2995 1876–1897
2 Ernie Banks 2583 1953–1971
3 Billy Williams 2510 1959–1974
4 Ryne Sandberg 2385 1982-1994
1996-1997
5 Mark Grace 2201 1988–2000

Singles[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Cap Anson 2246 1876–1897
2 Stan Hack 1692 1932–1947
3 Billy Williams 1629 1959–1974
4 Ryne Sandberg 1624 1982-1994
1996-1997
5 Ernie Banks 1574 1953–1971
 

Doubles[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Cap Anson 528 1876–1897
2 Mark Grace 456 1988–2000
3 Ernie Banks 407 1953–1971
4 Ryne Sandberg 403 1982-1994
1996-1997
5 Billy Williams 402 1959–1974

Triples[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Jimmy Ryan 142 1885-1889
1891-1900
2 Cap Anson 124 1876–1897
3 Frank Schulte 117 1904–1916
4 Bill Dahlen 106 1891–1898
5 Phil Cavarretta 99 1934–1953
 

Home Runs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Sammy Sosa 545 1992–2004
2 Ernie Banks 512 1953–1971
3 Billy Williams 392 1959–1974
4 Ron Santo 337 1960–1973
5 Ryne Sandberg 282 1982-1994
1996-1997

Extra Base Hits[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Ernie Banks 1009 1953–1971
2 Billy Williams 881 1959–1974
3 Sammy Sosa 873 1992–2004
4 Ryne Sandberg 761 1982-1994
1996-1997
5 Ron Santo 756 1960–1973
 

Grand Slams[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Ernie Banks 12 1953–1971
2 Bill Nicholson 8 1939–1948
Billy Williams 8 1959–1974
Sammy Sosa 8 1992–2004

RBIs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Cap Anson 1879 1876–1897
2 Ernie Banks 1636 1953–1971
3 Sammy Sosa 1414 1992–2004
4 Billy Williams 1353 1959–1974
5 Ron Santo 1290 1960–1973
 

Runs[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Cap Anson 1719 1876–1897
2 Jimmy Ryan 1409 1885-1889
1891-1900
3 Ryne Sandberg 1316 1982-1994
1996-1997
4 Billy Williams 1306 1959–1974
5 Ernie Banks 1305 1953–1971

Walks[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Stan Hack 1092 1932–1947
2 Ron Santo 1071 1960–1973
3 Cap Anson 952 1876–1897
4 Mark Grace 946 1988–2000
5 Billy Williams 911 1959–1974
 

Total Bases[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Ernie Banks 4706 1953–1971
2 Billy Williams 4262 1959–1974
3 Cap Anson 4062 1876–1897
4 Sammy Sosa 3980 1992–2004
5 Ryne Sandberg 3786 1982-1994
1996-1997

Stolen Bases[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Frank Chance 400 1898–1912
2 Bill Lange 399 1893–1899
3 Jimmy Ryan 369 1885-1889
1891-1900
4 Ryne Sandberg 344 1982-1994
1996-1997
5 Joe Tinker 304 1902-1912
1916
 

Strikeouts[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Sammy Sosa 1815 1992–2004
2 Ron Santo 1271 1960–1973
3 Ryne Sandberg 1259 1982-1994
1996-1997
4 Ernie Banks 1236 1953–1971
5 Billy Williams 934 1959–1974
  • On-base percentage: Hack Wilson, .403 (1926–1931)
  • Slugging percentage: Hack Wilson, .590 (1926–1931)
  • OPS: Hack Wilson, .992 (1926–1931)

Pitching[edit]

Wins[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Charlie Root 201 1926–1941
2 Mordecai Brown 188 1904-1912
1916
3 Bill Hutchinson 181 1889–1895
4 Larry Corcoran 175 1880–1885
5 Fergie Jenkins 167 1966-1973
1982-1983
 

ERA[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Al Spalding 1.78 1876–1878
2 Mordecai Brown 1.80 1904-1912
1916
3 Jack Pfiester 1.85 1906–1911
4 Orval Overall 1.91 1906-1910
1913
5 Jake Weimer 2.14 1903–1905

Saves[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Lee Smith 180 1980–1987
2 Bruce Sutter 133 1976–1980
3 Randy Myers 112 1993–1995
4 Carlos Mármol 106 2004-
5 Ryan Dempster 87 2006-2012
 

Strikeouts[edit]

Rank Player Amount Years Played
1 Fergie Jenkins 2038 1966-1973
1982-1983
2 Carlos Zambrano 1533 2001-2011
3 Kerry Wood 1439 1998–2008
2011-2012
4 Charlie Root 1432 1926–1941
5 Rick Reuschel 1367 1972-1981
1983-1984

MLB award winners[edit]

Most Valuable Player Award winners[edit]

Cy Young Award winners[edit]

National League Rookie of the Year Award winners[edit]

National League Manager of the Year Award winners[edit]

National League Hank Aaron Award winners[edit]

Roberto Clemente Award winners[edit]

Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

The following table lists Hall of Famers that list the Chicago Cubs as their primary team as designated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Year
Inducted
Name Position Years with Cubs
1939 Cap Anson First Baseman 1876–1897
1939 Al Spalding Executive 1876-1878
1945 King Kelly Right Fielder 1880–1886
1946 Frank Chance First Baseman 1898–1912
1946 Johnny Evers Second Baseman 1902–1913
1946 Joe Tinker Shortstop 1902-1912
1916
1949 Mordecai Brown Pitcher 1904-1912
1916
1955 Gabby Hartnett Catcher 1922–1940
1968 Kiki Cuyler Left Fielder 1928–1935
1975 Billy Herman Second Baseman 1931–1941
1977 Ernie Banks Shortstop 1953–1971
1979 Hack Wilson Center Fielder 1926–1931
1987 Billy Williams Left Fielder 1959–1974
1991 Fergie Jenkins Pitcher 1966-1973
1982-1983
2005 Ryne Sandberg Second Baseman 1982-1994
1996-1997
2006 Bruce Sutter Pitcher 1976–1980
2012 Ron Santo Third Baseman 1960-1973
2014 Greg Maddux Pitcher 1986–1992
2004-2006


The following table lists Hall of Famers that played for or are associated with the Chicago Cubs at some point in their career but for whom the Chicago Cubs are not listed as their primary team as designated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In this table, "position" is the position for which they were inducted and may not represent the position or role they had whilst with the Chicago Cubs.

Year
Inducted
Name Position Years with Cubs
1938 Grover Cleveland Alexander Pitcher 1918-1926
1995 Richie Ashburn Center Fielder 1960-1961
1970 Lou Boudreau Shortstop 1960
1945 Roger Bresnahan Catcher 1900
1913-1915
1985 Lou Brock Left Fielder 1961-1964
1963 John Clarkson Pitcher 1884-1887
2010 Andre Dawson Right Fielder 1987-1992
1953 Dizzy Dean Pitcher 1938-1941
1945 Hugh Duffy Center Fielder 1888-1889
2004 Dennis Eckersley Pitcher 1984-1986
1951 Jimmie Foxx 1st Baseman 1942, 1944
2008 Rich Gossage Pitcher 1988
1946 Clark Griffith Executive 1893-1902
1964 Burleigh Grimes Pitcher 1932-1933
1942 Rogers Hornsby 2nd Baseman 1929-1932
1973 Monte Irvin Left Fielder 1956
1973 George Kelly 1st Baseman 1930
1975 Ralph Kiner Left Fielder 1953-1954
1980 Chuck Klein Right Fielder 1934-1936
1991 Tony Lazzeri 2nd Baseman 1938
1976 Freddie Lindstrom 3rd Baseman 1935
1954 Rabbit Maranville Shortstop 1925
1976 Robin Roberts Pitcher 1966
1946 Rube Waddell Pitcher 1901
1985 Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher 1970


Other Hall-of-Famers associated with the Chicago Cubs

Footnotes[edit]

  • b Determined by winning percentage, minimum of 120 games played.

References[edit]