March 24 Q of the Day
What is the significance (if any) of the red/black print of the starting lineup card that you show in your posts before each day’s game?
— Larry W., Tulsa, Okla.
I figured this would be worth answering on here because you’re likely to see photos with red and black names throughout the season. The answer is quite simple: the players whose names are in red are left-handed hitters. It’s a visual way of seeing the left-right balance in the lineup.
(Of note: Today’s lineup photo did not show those distinctions because it was a black-and-white photocopy of the original.)
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