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10. Stan Hack

An upper-tier Third Baseman and longtime leadoff man, “Smilin" Stan Hack would play all 1,938 of his Major League games with the Chicago Cubs.  Hack cracked the Cubs roster in 1932, and in 1934 he was affixed as the permanent player at the hot corner.  As the team's leadoff man, he would display consistent hitting with a lifetime Batting Average of .301 and five top ten finishes in that metric.  He did not just hit is way on base as he was a patient batter who knew how to work the count.  He had an excellent On-Base Percentage of .394, and five times he was a top five finisher.  On the base paths, he was a two-time leader in Stolen Bases (albeit with numbers under 20), but there was no doubt that he was everything you wanted in a leadoff man.

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33. Stan Hack

Stan Hack played his entire sixteen seasons as a player for the Chicago Cubs.  He was one of the Cubbies most popular players as “Smilin” Stan’s sunny disposition made him a fan favorite among players, fans and journalists alike.  It also didn’t hurt that he was one hell of a hitter.

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