Fans of the VORG know the topics that make the blog burn bright . . . and those fans tweet items that often end up as posts. Such as this recent exchange:
Neal Kendrick @funbaseballfact
Xander Bogaerts is about to be the only Xander in MLB history and the only Bogaerts in MLB history. Any other unique first & last name guys?
So, using the Lahman Baseball Database as our guide, here are the players with unique names to have played from 1871 through 2012. We may have missed some names due to typos or variations in spelling of names. But this should be a reasonably complete list (note that some of these players [like Wilmer Font] will fall off this list after I add in the 2013 debuts [like Wilmer Flores], but that can wait until after the season ends):