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The Chicago Cubs’ Perfect Batting Lineup

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Another caller on sports radio screams about the Cubs lineup.

“Soriano is not a lead off hitter!”

“Get Derek Lee out of the three hole!  He’s lost his power!”

And so it goes for Lou Piniella. 

But why is everyone so concerned about the batting order in the first place?  After all, Billy Martin pulled his out of a hat in 1972 and won the front end of a double header.  In the second game, he reverted back to his traditional lineup and lost.  While that is one example, I think it begins to make a point.


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