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Ultimate Cubs Lineup Tournament bracket

4 years agoTony Andracki

Recently, we asked our team of Marquee Sports Network analysts to construct an Ultimate Cubs Lineup of players from any point in the franchise’s history in an effort to win a single game.

Now, those lineups are being put to the test in a 16-team tournament.

After the first round of competition, the bracket has been whittled down from 16 teams to 8 Ultimate Cubs Lineups. 

Here is the updated bracket:

First Round Results Bracket

The second round begins on Cubs 360 Daily at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, as Mark DeRosa faces Jim Deshaies and Cole Wright battles Doug Glanville. The other two second round matchups will take place on Tuesday’s show when Rick Sutcliffe takes on Tony Andracki and Elise Menaker goes up against George Will.

The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday night, followed by the championship on Thursday.

For more background on the Ultimate Cubs Lineup challenge and to see all of the lineups, head here. Simulations are conducted by Strat-O-Matic, the industry leader in sports simulations.

Thursday, May 28 marked the beginning of the Ultimate Cubs Lineup Tournament, with Matt Spiegel taking down Ryan Sweeney and Sean Marshall beating Pete McMurray in the play-in games. The first round got rolling on Monday, June 1 with two matchups for four consecutive days on Cubs 360 Daily.

Monday, June 1 results

Carlos Peña vs. Mark DeRosa

DeRosa won 1-0.

Len Kasper vs. Jim Deshaies

Deshaies won 4-0.

Tuesday, June 2 results

Cole Wright vs. Bruce Levine

Wright won 6-1.

Doug Glanville vs. Matt Spiegel

Glanville won 5-2.

Wednesday, June 3 results

Rick Sutcliffe vs. Ryan Dempster

Sutcliffe won 5-4.

Taylor McGregor vs. Tony Andracki

Andracki won 5-4.

Thursday, June 4

Elise Menaker vs. Chris Myers

Menaker won 9-6.

George Will vs. Sean Marshall

Will won 5-4.

The Ultimate Cubs Lineup Tournament champion will be crowned Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. on Cubs 360 Daily.

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