Drop a Letter and You Still Have a Name

Andy, owner of the terrific High Heat Stats and friend of the VORG, asked the following question this afternoon:

Oswaldo Arcia makes me wonder how many MLB players have a surname the same as another, minus the first letter (i.e. Garcia)… @dianagram?

So with the Lahman Baseball Database fired up, here are the names of players that have a last name “partner” if you drop the first letter of the last name.  (The “Match” column shows only the first match, alphabetically)

Name Match
Cy Acosta Shane Costa
Ed Acosta Shane Costa
Jose Acosta Shane Costa
Manny Acosta Shane Costa
Merito Acosta Shane Costa
Tommie Agee Dillon Gee
Bill Ahearn Bunny Hearn
Pat Ahearne Ed Hearne
Danny Ainge Brandon Inge
Doc Amole Fenton Mole
Al Baker Jack Aker
Bill Baker Jack Aker
Bock Baker Jack Aker
Charlie Baker Jack Aker
Chuck Baker Jack Aker
Dave Baker Jack Aker
Del Baker Jack Aker
Doug Baker Jack Aker
Dusty Baker Jack Aker
Ernie Baker Jack Aker
Floyd Baker Jack Aker
Home Run Baker Jack Aker
Frank Baker Jack Aker
Frank Baker Jack Aker
George Baker Jack Aker
Gene Baker Jack Aker
Howard Baker Jack Aker
Jack Baker Jack Aker
Jesse Baker Jack Aker
Jesse Baker Jack Aker
Jeff Baker Jack Aker
John Baker Jack Aker
Kirtley Baker Jack Aker
Neal Baker Jack Aker
Norm Baker Jack Aker
Phil Baker Jack Aker
Scott Baker Jack Aker
Scott Baker Jack Aker
Steve Baker Jack Aker
Tom Baker Jack Aker
Tom Baker Jack Aker
Tracy Baker Jack Aker
Jeff Ballard Brian Allard
Studs Bancker Walter Ancker
Chris Beasley Damion Easley
Lew Beasley Damion Easley
Glenn Beckert Al Eckert
George Binks Bert Inks
Casey Blake Eddie Lake
Ed Blake Eddie Lake
Harry Blake Eddie Lake
Sheriff Blake Eddie Lake
Nate Bland Doc Land
Bruno Block Don Lock
Cy Block Don Lock
Terry Blocker Bob Locker
Joe Blong Bill Long
Geoff Blum Mike Lum
Bobby Bolin Frank Olin
Babe Borton John Orton
Chick Bowen Dave Owen
Cy Bowen Dave Owen
Rob Bowen Dave Owen
Ryan Bowen Dave Owen
Sam Bowen Dave Owen
Sam Bowens Eric Owens
Bill Bradford Paul Radford
Buddy Bradford Paul Radford
Chad Bradford Paul Radford
Larry Bradford Paul Radford
Vic Bradford Paul Radford
Bobby Bragan Pat Ragan
Dave Brain Steve Rain
Ron Brand Dick Rand
Bill Bray Carl Ray
Buster Bray Carl Ray
Rube Bressler Larry Ressler
Alan Brice Bob Rice
George Brickley Chris Rickley
Buttons Briggs Adam Riggs
Charlie Briggs Adam Riggs
Dan Briggs Adam Riggs
Grant Briggs Adam Riggs
John Briggs Adam Riggs
John Briggs Adam Riggs
Nelson Briles Ernie Riles
Greg Briley Billy Riley
Bill Brinker Bob Rinker
Chris Brock Les Rock
Greg Brock Les Rock
John Brock Les Rock
Lou Brock Les Rock
Tarrik Brock Les Rock
Lew Brockett Pat Rockett
Bobby Brooks George Rooks
Frank Brooks George Rooks
Henry Brooks George Rooks
Hubie Brooks George Rooks
Jerry Brooks George Rooks
Mandy Brooks George Rooks
Terry Bross Bob Ross
Earle Brucker Dave Rucker
Earle Brucker Dave Rucker
Bob Brush Andy Rush
Billy Bryan B. J. Ryan
Steve Brye Gene Rye
Bob Buhl Bob Uhl
Johnny Callison Andy Allison
Jim Carlin Steve Arlin
Luke Carlin Steve Arlin
Dave Cash Ken Ash
Kevin Cash Ken Ash
Norm Cash Ken Ash
Ron Cash Ken Ash
Darrel Chaney Chris Haney
Esty Chaney Chris Haney
Aaron Clapp Jack Lapp
John Clapp Jack Lapp
Stubby Clapp Jack Lapp
Ellis Clary Al Lary
Marty Clary Al Lary
Royce Clayton Les Layton
Mark Clear Fred Lear
Joe Cleary Frank Leary
Gene Clines Dick Lines
Jim Clinton Bob Linton
Lou Clinton Bob Linton
Ed Clough David Lough
Jim Coates Johnny Oates
Loyd Colson Garrett Olson
Vic Correll Joe Orrell
Henry Cotto Dave Otto
Al Cowens Eric Owens
Roy Crabb John Rabb
Jesse Crain Steve Rain
Del Crandall Bob Randall
Doc Crandall Bob Randall
Pete Cregan Bill Regan
Hughie Critz Jim Ritz
Claude Crocker John Rocker
Davey Crockett Pat Rockett
Jack Crooks George Rooks
Amos Cross Bob Ross
Clarence Cross Bob Ross
Frank Cross Bob Ross
Jeff Cross Bob Ross
Joe Cross Bob Ross
Lave Cross Bob Ross
Lem Cross Bob Ross
Monte Cross Bob Ross
Buck Crouse Mike Rouse
George Crowe Dave Rowe
Trevor Crowe Dave Rowe
Billy Crowell Bama Rowell
Cap Crowell Bama Rowell
Jim Crowell Bama Rowell
Jeff Datz John Atz
Ren Deagle Bill Eagle
John Deasley Damion Easley
Pat Deasley Damion Easley
Larry Demery Cal Emery
Don Dennis Del Ennis
Ian Desmond Jimmy Esmond
Bill Doran Tom Oran
Bill Doran Tom Oran
John Doran Tom Oran
Tom Doran Tom Oran
Bert Dorr Billy Orr
Melvin Dorta Jorge Orta
David Doster Bill Oster
Tom Drees Stan Rees
Rob Dressler Larry Ressler
Al Dwight Bill Wight
Don Eaddy Bob Addy
Hi Ebright Harry Bright
Eland Doc Land
Chester Emerson Jack Merson
John Ericks John Ricks
George Estock Milt Stock
Red Faber Al Aber
Charlie Faust Dennis Aust
Mike Felder Dave Elder
Bob Feller Hod Eller
Jack Feller Hod Eller
John Flavin Johnny Lavin
Art Fletcher Tom Letcher
Darrin Fletcher Tom Letcher
Elbie Fletcher Tom Letcher
Frank Fletcher Tom Letcher
George Fletcher Tom Letcher
Paul Fletcher Tom Letcher
Sam Fletcher Tom Letcher
Scott Fletcher Tom Letcher
Tom Fletcher Tom Letcher
Van Fletcher Tom Letcher
Silver Flint Royce Lint
Mort Flohr Howard Lohr
Brian Flynn Byrd Lynn
Carney Flynn Byrd Lynn
Clipper Flynn Byrd Lynn
Doug Flynn Byrd Lynn
Ed Flynn Byrd Lynn
George Flynn Byrd Lynn
Joe Flynn Byrd Lynn
Jocko Flynn Byrd Lynn
John Flynn Byrd Lynn
Mike Flynn Byrd Lynn
Lee Fohl Joe Ohl
Jim Foran Tom Oran
Alan Foster Bill Oster
Bill Foster Bill Oster
Ed Foster Bill Oster
Eddie Foster Bill Oster
Elmer Foster Bill Oster
George Foster Bill Oster
John Foster Bill Oster
Kevin Foster Bill Oster
Kris Foster Bill Oster
Larry Foster Bill Oster
Leo Foster Bill Oster
Pop Foster Bill Oster
Reddy Foster Bill Oster
Roy Foster Bill Oster
Robert Foster Bill Oster
Rube Foster Bill Oster
Rube Foster Bill Oster
Steve Foster Bill Oster
Ed Freed Addison Reed
Roger Freed Addison Reed
David Freese Jimmie Reese
George Freese Jimmie Reese
Gene Freese Jimmie Reese
Charlie Fritz Jim Ritz
Harry Fritz Jim Ritz
Larry Fritz Jim Ritz
Sam Frock Les Rock
Charlie Frye Gene Rye
Jeff Frye Gene Rye
Ken Gables Harry Ables
John Gaddy Bob Addy
Freddy Galvis Max Alvis
Amaury Garcia Jose Arcia
Anderson Garcia Jose Arcia
Avisail Garcia Jose Arcia
Carlos Garcia Jose Arcia
Chico Garcia Jose Arcia
Christian Garcia Jose Arcia
Damaso Garcia Jose Arcia
Danny Garcia Jose Arcia
Daniel Garcia Jose Arcia
Dave Garcia Jose Arcia
Freddy Garcia Jose Arcia
Freddy Garcia Jose Arcia
Guillermo Garcia Jose Arcia
Harvey Garcia Jose Arcia
Jaime Garcia Jose Arcia
Jesse Garcia Jose Arcia
Jose Garcia Jose Arcia
Karim Garcia Jose Arcia
Kiko Garcia Jose Arcia
Leo Garcia Jose Arcia
Leury Garcia Jose Arcia
Luis Garcia Jose Arcia
Luis Garcia Jose Arcia
Luis Garcia Jose Arcia
Mike Garcia Jose Arcia
Miguel Garcia Jose Arcia
Mike Garcia Jose Arcia
Onelki Garcia Jose Arcia
Pedro Garcia Jose Arcia
Ramon Garcia Jose Arcia
Ralph Garcia Jose Arcia
Ramon Garcia Jose Arcia
Reynaldo Garcia Jose Arcia
Rosman Garcia Jose Arcia
Alex Gardner Joe Ardner
Art Gardner Joe Ardner
Bill Gardner Joe Ardner
Billy Gardner Joe Ardner
Brett Gardner Joe Ardner
Chris Gardner Joe Ardner
Earle Gardner Joe Ardner
Gid Gardner Joe Ardner
Glenn Gardner Joe Ardner
Harry Gardner Joe Ardner
Jeff Gardner Joe Ardner
Jim Gardner Joe Ardner
Larry Gardner Joe Ardner
Lee Gardner Joe Ardner
Mark Gardner Joe Ardner
Ray Gardner Joe Ardner
Rob Gardner Joe Ardner
Wes Gardner Joe Ardner
Charlie Gelbert Scott Elbert
Jim Gladd Hi Ladd
Fred Glade Doyle Lade
Bill Glynn Byrd Lynn
Ed Glynn Byrd Lynn
Ryan Glynn Byrd Lynn
Greg Golson Garrett Olson
Jim Gott Billy Ott
Jack Graney Ribs Raney
Charlie Gray Carl Ray
Chummy Gray Carl Ray
Dave Gray Carl Ray
Dick Gray Carl Ray
Dolly Gray Carl Ray
Sam Gray Carl Ray
Gary Gray Carl Ray
Jeff Gray Carl Ray
Jeff Gray Carl Ray
Jim Gray Carl Ray
Johnny Gray Carl Ray
Lorenzo Gray Carl Ray
Milt Gray Carl Ray
Pete Gray Carl Ray
Sonny Gray Carl Ray
Stan Gray Carl Ray
Ted Gray Carl Ray
Bill Gray Carl Ray
Bobby Grich Woody Rich
Art Griggs Adam Riggs
Hal Griggs Adam Riggs
Dick Groat Fred Roat
Don Gross Bob Ross
Emil Gross Bob Ross
Gabe Gross Bob Ross
Greg Gross Bob Ross
Kevin Gross Bob Ross
Kip Gross Bob Ross
Turkey Gross Bob Ross
Wayne Gross Bob Ross
Harley Grossman Claude Rossman
Robbie Grossman Claude Rossman
Ernie Groth Braggo Roth
Ernest Groth Braggo Roth
Johnny Groth Braggo Roth
Chris Gwynn Early Wynn
Tony Gwynn Early Wynn
Tony Gwynn Early Wynn
Eric Hacker Jim Acker
Rich Hacker Jim Acker
Warren Hacker Jim Acker
Erik Hanson Cap Anson
Harry Hanson Cap Anson
Ollie Hanson Cap Anson
Tommy Hanson Cap Anson
Herb Hash Ken Ash
Neal Heaton Adam Eaton
Wally Hebert Derrin Ebert
Jim Hegan Ben Egan
Mike Hegan Ben Egan
Heath Hembree Alan Embree
Dave Hengel Joe Engel
Ed Hengel Joe Engel
Moxie Hengel Joe Engel
Randy Hennis Del Ennis
Ed Hock Whitey Ock
Bill Hohman Will Ohman
Brock Holt Mike Olt
Chris Holt Mike Olt
Jim Holt Mike Olt
Red Holt Mike Olt
Roger Holt Mike Olt
Patrick Horan Tom Oran
Shags Horan Tom Oran
Elmer Horton John Orton
Ricky Horton John Orton
Tony Horton John Orton
Willie Horton John Orton
Brandon Hyde Emil Yde
Dick Hyde Emil Yde
Ham Iburg Joe Burg
Happy Iott Billy Ott
Hooks Iott Billy Ott
Orlando Isales Ed Sales
Art James Red Ames
Bert James Red Ames
Bernie James Red Ames
Bill James Red Ames
Bill James Red Ames
Bob James Red Ames
Charlie James Red Ames
Chris James Red Ames
Chuck James Red Ames
Cleo James Red Ames
Delvin James Red Ames
Dion James Red Ames
Jeff James Red Ames
Johnny James Red Ames
Justin James Red Ames
Lefty James Red Ames
Mike James Red Ames
Rick James Red Ames
Skip James Red Ames
Al Javery Steve Avery
Bob Katz John Atz
Greg Keagle Bill Eagle
Charlie Keller Hod Eller
Hal Keller Hod Eller
Kris Keller Hod Eller
Ron Keller Hod Eller
Bill Kemmer Frank Emmer
Al Kenders Trevor Enders
Orie Kerlin Robbie Erlin
Dan Kerwin Tex Erwin
Ollie Klee Billy Lee
Joe Klink Fred Link
Fred Koster Bill Oster
Gene Krapp Earl Rapp
Ralph Kreitz Heinie Reitz
Kurt Krieger Elmer Rieger
Gus Krock Les Rock
Eddie Lake John Ake
Fred Lake John Ake
Joe Lake John Ake
Junior Lake John Ake
Steve Lake John Ake
Tim Laker Jack Aker
Dixie Leverett Adam Everett
Don Lock Whitey Ock
Pete Lohman Will Ohman
Bill Magee Tommie Agee
Lee Magee Tommie Agee
Sherry Magee Tommie Agee
Wendell Magee Tommie Agee
Marty McLeary Joe Cleary
Dave Moates Johnny Oates
Garrett Mock Whitey Ock
Al Moran Tom Oran
Bill Moran Tom Oran
Billy Moran Tom Oran
Bill Moran Tom Oran
Charles Moran Tom Oran
Charlie Moran Tom Oran
Harry Moran Tom Oran
Herbie Moran Tom Oran
Hiker Moran Tom Oran
Pat Moran Tom Oran
Roy Moran Tom Oran
Sam Moran Tom Oran
Bill Morrell Joe Orrell
Bubba Morton John Orton
Carl Morton John Orton
Charlie Morton John Orton
Charlie Morton John Orton
Colt Morton John Orton
Guy Morton John Orton
Moose Morton John Orton
Kevin Morton John Orton
Bitsy Mott Billy Ott
Hal Naragon Angel Aragon
Billy Nash Ken Ash
Cotton Nash Ken Ash
Jim Nash Ken Ash
Ken Nash Ken Ash
Denny Neagle Bill Eagle
Jack Neagle Bill Eagle
Graig Nettles Mark Ettles
Jim Nettles Mark Ettles
Morris Nettles Mark Ettles
Ernie Nevers Hoot Evers
John Newell George Ewell
T. E. Newell George Ewell
Tom Newell George Ewell
Sean Nolin Frank Olin
Bill North Al Orth
Lou North Al Orth
Effie Norton John Orton
Frank Norton John Orton
Greg Norton John Orton
Phil Norton John Orton
Tom Norton John Orton
Sherman Obando Chris Bando
John Olerud Steven Lerud
Frank Olin Che-Hsuan Lin
Steve Olin Che-Hsuan Lin
Franquelis Osoria Joakim Soria
Champ Osteen Bill Steen
Claude Osteen Bill Steen
Darrell Osteen Bill Steen
Marv Peasley Damion Easley
Les Peden Charlie Eden
Dan Pfister Doug Fister
George Pfister Doug Fister
Dave Philley Ed Hilley
Walter Plock Don Lock
Nellie Pott Billy Ott
Bill Price Bob Rice
David Price Bob Rice
Jackie Price Bob Rice
Jim Price Bob Rice
Jim Price Bob Rice
Joe Price Bob Rice
Joe Price Bob Rice
Bob Prichard Chris Richard
John Puhl Bob Uhl
Terry Puhl Bob Uhl
Marv Rackley Dustin Ackley
Aaron Rakers Bill Akers
Jason Rakers Bill Akers
Doc Ralston Dell Alston
Dennis Rasmussen Tom Asmussen
Eric Rasmussen Tom Asmussen
Hans Rasmussen Tom Asmussen
Bill Regan Ben Egan
Joe Regan Ben Egan
Mike Regan Ben Egan
Phil Regan Ben Egan
Billy Rhines Hunkey Hines
Arthur Rhodes Charlie Hodes
Charlie Rhodes Charlie Hodes
Dusty Rhodes Charlie Hodes
Gordon Rhodes Charlie Hodes
Tuffy Rhodes Charlie Hodes
Sendy Rleal Luis Leal
Les Rock Whitey Ock
Ed Rowen Dave Owen
Vern Ruhle George Uhle
Cameron Rupp Jerry Upp
B.J. Ryan Esteban Yan
Blondy Ryan Esteban Yan
Brendan Ryan Esteban Yan
Buddy Ryan Esteban Yan
Connie Ryan Esteban Yan
Cyclone Ryan Esteban Yan
Dusty Ryan Esteban Yan
Jack Ryan Esteban Yan
Jack Ryan Esteban Yan
Jack Ryan Esteban Yan
Jason Ryan Esteban Yan
Jimmy Ryan Esteban Yan
Johnny Ryan Esteban Yan
John Ryan Esteban Yan
Ken Ryan Esteban Yan
Mike Ryan Esteban Yan
Mike Ryan Esteban Yan
Mike Ryan Esteban Yan
Nolan Ryan Esteban Yan
Rosy Ryan Esteban Yan
Rob Ryan Esteban Yan
Brad Salmon Bill Almon
Chico Salmon Bill Almon
Roger Salmon Bill Almon
Tim Salmon Bill Almon
Scott Sanderson Alf Anderson
Joe Savery Steve Avery
Rob Scahill John Cahill
Ray Schalk Dave Chalk
Roy Schalk Dave Chalk
Morrie Schick Travis Chick
Jim Scoggins Frank Coggins
Rod Scurry George Curry
Tom Seaton Adam Eaton
Phil Seibel Hack Eibel
Joe Sewell George Ewell
Luke Sewell George Ewell
Rip Sewell George Ewell
Tommy Sewell George Ewell
Jim Shanley Jim Hanley
Doc Shanley Jim Hanley
Ralph Sharman Bill Harman
Al Shealy Francis Healy
Ryan Shealy Francis Healy
Tom Shearn Bunny Hearn
Ben Shelton Todd Helton
Chris Shelton Todd Helton
Skeeter Shelton Todd Helton
Dan Sherman Art Herman
Darrell Sherman Art Herman
Joe Sherman Art Herman
Razor Shines Hunkey Hines
George Shoch Harry Hoch
Ray Shook Chris Hook
Brian Shouse Craig House
Gordon Slade Doyle Lade
Steve Slayton Les Layton
Bruce Sloan Mike Loan
Tod Sloan Mike Loan
Joe Smaza Luis Maza
Bill Smiley Dave Miley
John Smiley Dave Miley
Henry Smoyer Ed Moyer
Billy Sorrell Joe Orrell
Vic Sorrell Joe Orrell
Jeff Sparks Art Parks
Steve Sparks Art Parks
Steve Sparks Art Parks
Tully Sparks Art Parks
Nate Spears Frank Pears
Cliff Speck Hal Peck
Bob Spence Elmer Pence
Harry Spence Elmer Pence
Josh Spence Elmer Pence
Stan Spence Elmer Pence
Rob Sperring George Perring
Stan Sperry Boyd Perry
Jim Spotts Doc Potts
Harry Spratt Al Pratt
Joe Sprinz Bret Prinz
Royle Stillman Bob Tillman
Chris Stowers Josh Towers
Drew Stubbs Greg Tubbs
Franklin Stubbs Greg Tubbs
Bobby Sturgeon Pete Turgeon
R. J. Swindle Bill Windle
John Taber Al Aber
Lefty Taber Al Aber
Moe Thacker Eric Hacker
Grant Thatcher Billy Hatcher
Joe Thatcher Billy Hatcher
Freddie Toliver Al Oliver
Chick Tolson Garrett Olson
Mike Tonis Ralph Onis
Jim Tray Carl Ray
Pie Traynor John Raynor
Bob Trice Bob Rice
Bun Troy Charlie Roy
Dasher Troy Charlie Roy
Frenchy Uhalt Al Halt
Joey Votto Dave Otto
Charlie Wacker Jim Acker
Norm Wallen Bernie Allen
George Washburn Richie Ashburn
Greg Washburn Richie Ashburn
Jarrod Washburn Richie Ashburn
Libe Washburn Richie Ashburn
Ray Washburn Richie Ashburn
Bill Watkins Garrett Atkins
Bob Watkins Garrett Atkins
Dave Watkins Garrett Atkins
Ed Watkins Garrett Atkins
George Watkins Garrett Atkins
Harvey Watkins Garrett Atkins
Logan Watkins Garrett Atkins
Pat Watkins Garrett Atkins
Scott Watkins Garrett Atkins
Steve Watkins Garrett Atkins
Tommy Watkins Garrett Atkins
Johnny Watwood Bill Atwood
Eric Wedge Butch Edge
Bob Weiland Dave Eiland
Ed Weiland Dave Eiland
Kyle Weiland Dave Eiland
Chris Welsh Roy Elsh
Jimmy Welsh Roy Elsh
Bill Whaley James Haley
Woody Wheaton Neal Heaton
Ernie Whitt Bruce Hitt
Mark Worrell Joe Orrell
Tim Worrell Joe Orrell
Todd Worrell Joe Orrell
Danny Worth Al Orth
Herb Worth Al Orth
Ed Yewell George Ewell
Bart Zeller Hod Eller

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail
twitterrss

2 thoughts on “Drop a Letter and You Still Have a Name

Leave a Reply