July 26, 2021

The best Cubs by uniform number, 60 through 99 (Bleed Cubbie Blue)


Some of these players get “best” by default, as they were the only player to wear the number for the Cubs.

The following uniform numbers have never been worn by any Cubs player: 65, 69, 70, 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 97 and 98.

Kris Bryant wore No. 77 in spring training 2014. Now that would have been a cool number for him to choose as a permanent MLB number.

One last reminder that you can read stories behind many of these numbers in “Cubs By The Numbers,” by Kasey Ignarski, Matt Silverman and me, a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise’s jersey digits. An updated version of the book came out in 2016. Get yours here.

60: Five Cubs players have worn this number. Cory Mazzoni made eight appearances for the 2018 Cubs with a 1.04 ERA and 1.154 WHIP. That was good for 0.3 bWAR, topping all No. 60s.

61: Babe Phelps, a catcher who played in 47 games for the Cubs in 1933 and 1934 and hit .286/.295/.481, had 0.1 bWAR, the only one of the four Cubs No. 61s to have a positive bWAR number.

62: Jose Quintana has been worth 4.5 bWAR in his two and a half Cubs seasons and gets the honor. Bob Howry posted 2.8 bWAR in…

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