As you may know, if you’re a baseball fan, Major League Baseball is holding its All-Star Game on July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

You may also know that you can create your own “fantasy” baseball team, on-line,by selecting players and assigning them to your team. Then, as the statistics build up week after week, the organizers compile the results and figure out who has the best team roster and therefore the best record in stats and games won.

Now, I think we could have a kind of fantasy all-star game of our own, based on outstanding Lean and Six Sigma accomplishments. What do you think?


1 Pitcher: Taiichi Ohno

2 Catcher: Shigeo Shingo

3 First Base: Eiji Toyoda

4 Second Base: Sakichi Toyoda

5 Third Base: Kiichro Toyoda

6 Shortstop: Genichi Taguchi

7 Left Field: Bill Smith

8 Center Field: Jack Welch

9 Right Field: Bob Galvin

Designated Hitter: Henry Ford

Manager: W, Edwards Deming

I’d be interested in hearing whether you’d like any other “team members” to play on your all-star roster!

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