Mark DeRosa was crowned champion of the Tournament, taking down Team Andracki by a 4-3 score. Check out a comprehensive look at our Ultimate Cubs Lineup Tournament.
One unique lineup of only Cubs players, to win a big game…with a twist
This is not an all-time Cubs lineup or merely a list of the greatest players in franchise history. This is an Ultimate Cubs Lineup for one game only. We’ve included a unique wrinkle whereby if you played merely one game as a Cub, you qualify! Kenny Lofton is an Indians legend — we know that! But he also played a half-season on a Cubs playoff team, so he counts. And so does Ernie Banks, the greatest Cub of all-time!
Each person’s lineup is unique to them. It can be a mix of Hall of Famers, All-Stars or role players who can help win one big game. Some may prioritize power over contact or defense instead of offense. Others may select players with certain intangibles they think are necessary to win this one imaginary game. The pitcher can even hit 8th or anywhere you see fit. It’s your lineup.
So, if you were tasked with winning one — and only one — baseball game and you were the manager responsible for putting together the team to get that “W”, how would you fill out the lineup card?