“Presidential” Pitching Matchups

Friend of the VORG Mike Gianella pointed out the following Saturday:

Just noticed it is a battle of 19th Century Presidents in Philadelphia today.

Indeed, Edwin Jackson was facing David Buchanan, calling to mind presidents Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan.  That seemed ripe for some Retrosheet gamelog mining, so here are the 141 “presidential” pitching matchups from 1900 to 2013, featuring 65 different combinations:

“PRESIDENT-NAMED” MATCHUPS – 1900 TO 2013
MATCHUP COUNT
Whitey FordBilly Pierce 15
Larry JacksonKen Johnson 9
Whitey FordMudcat Grant 7
Al JacksonLarry Jackson 5
Mudcat GrantBilly Pierce 5
Al JacksonKen Johnson 4
Babe AdamsLefty Tyler 4
Bullet Joe BushWalter Johnson 4
Mudcat Grant – Earl Wilson 4
Whitey Ford – Jim Wilson 4
Willard NixonBilly Pierce 4
Connie JohnsonWillard Nixon 3
Guy BushSyl Johnson 3
Roric HarrisonDon Wilson 3
Whitey Ford – Earl Wilson 3
Whitey Ford – Willard Nixon 3
Billy Pierce – Jim Wilson 2
Bullet Joe BushSyl Johnson 2
Connie JohnsonJim Wilson 2
Dave BushJosh Johnson 2
Grant JacksonDon Wilson 2
Jason JohnsonPaul Wilson 2
Jing JohnsonJing Johnson 2
Si JohnsonSyl Johnson 2
Syl Johnson – Walter Johnson 2
Vern KennedyJack Wilson 2
Whitey Ford – Connie Johnson 2
Willard Nixon – Jim Wilson 2
Al JacksonRon Taylor 1
Bill KennedyHarry Taylor 1
Bullet Joe Bush – Guy Bush 1
Bullet Joe Bush – Hank Johnson 1
Dave BushBrad Lincoln 1
Dave Bush – Randy Johnson 1
Don JohnsonWillard Nixon 1
Don Wilson – Earl Wilson 1
Edwin JacksonIan Kennedy 1
Edwin JacksonRandy Johnson 1
Ellis JohnsonWalter Johnson 1
George PierceLefty Tyler 1
Grant JacksonChuck Taylor 1
Guy BushSi Johnson 1
Jason JohnsonJoe Kennedy 1
Jason Johnson – Randy Johnson 1
Jesse JeffersonBart Johnson 1
Jim HayesVern Kennedy 1
Joe KennedyPaul Wilson 1
Josh JohnsonC.J. Wilson 1
Karl AdamsLefty Tyler 1
Ken JohnsonDon Wilson 1
Ken JohnsonJim Wilson 1
Kerry TaylorTrevor Wilson 1
Larry JacksonDon Wilson 1
Larry JacksonRon Taylor 1
Mark GrantDorn Taylor 1
Matt HarrisonC.J. Wilson 1
Matt HarrisonEdwin Jackson 1
Paul CarterLefty Tyler 1
Reggie ClevelandBob Johnson 1
Reggie ClevelandDon Wilson 1
Si Johnson – Monty Kennedy 1
Tony PierceEarl Wilson 1
Whitey Ford – Don Johnson 1
Whitey Ford – Ernie Johnson 1
Willie AdamsWalter Johnson 1

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