Joe Maddon makes Rays lineup '867-5309' to honor Tommy Tutone's 'Jenny'
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 3, 2014
Tommy Tutone, you probably don't know Joe Maddon, but you make him so happy. His batting order Thursday against the Detroit Tigers is patterned after Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny" singles-bar anthem, a No. 1 hit in 1982 that's still an earwig to this day. Here's how it plays out on Maddon's lineup card: Maddon also should say that he wanted to try this lineup already, but he had lost his nerve until now. I know you think it's like the other Rays lineups before most of them have not been good, and they rank in the lower third in runs scored in the league. "1" is the pitcher, "2" is the catcher, "3" is the first baseman, "4" is the second baseman, "5" is the third baseman and "6" is the shortstop.