Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create baseball’s ultimate lineup, one that will play in the biggest game ever played. The pitchers you’ll face remain a mystery—chances are they’ll be the best of the best—and you can only pick from current players.

Who do you choose?

It’s not as easy as it seems, as there are any number of ways to approach such a task. We kept with tradition by putting a speedy hitter atop the order, a solid contact hitter in the two-hole and a slugger hitting cleanup, while trying to create a balance of bats from both sides of the plate throughout.

Two things to keep in mind when constructing your lineup:

  • We are not concerned with defensive ability, any injuries a player may be dealing with or salaries. Offensive production is the only thing that matters.
  • The game will be played under American League rules, so there is a designated hitter. Any position player was deemed eligible for the DH spot.

It’s ultimately a matter of opinion, as there’s no right or wrong answer in this exercise.

Feel free to fill out your lineup card in the comments section below, but we’re confident enough in our squad to say with certainty that we’d outhit, outslug and outperform your starting nine.

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