Consecutive Games Facing Pitcher with Same Last Name

Friend of the VORG (and fellow you should definitely follow) Doug Kern asked me the following this morning:

After a bunch of data wrangling with the Retrosheet game logs, I don’t know about the Brew Crew having experienced this phenomena nine times, but here is what I was able to come up with in terms of one team facing pitchers with the same last name in consecutive games, through 2016.  If there is only a last name listed, just trust me when I say that each pitcher had a different Retrosheet ID.  I’m not 100% certain on this list, but I think I’m ….. in the ballpark.

date team lg 1st gm # 1st game Next game
20030508 ANA AL 33 Jason Davis Doug Davis
19740522 BAL AL 37 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740907 BAL AL 138 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19890617 BAL AL 64 Matt Young Curt Young
19900727 BAL AL 98 Storm Davis Mark Davis
20010621 BAL AL 71 Kip Wells David Wells
19120511 BOS AL 21 Elmer Brown Curly Brown
19160627 BOS AL 61 Jing Johnson Walter Johnson
19170428 BOS AL 12 Walter Johnson Jing Johnson
19250909 BOS AL 133 Hank Johnson Walter Johnson
19740513 BOS AL 32 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740622 BOS AL 65 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19740627 BOS AL 70 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740911 BOS AL 142 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19750430 BOS AL 16 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19050525 BRO NL 37 Taylor Taylor
19340621 BRO NL 60 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19340921 BRO NL 144 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350824 BRO NL 117 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19350825 BRO NL 118 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
18790723 BSN NL 42 McCormick McCormick
19200530 BSN NL 34 Sherry Smith George Smith
19320823 BSN NL 126 Syl Johnson Si Johnson
19380728 BSN NL 85 Peaches Davis Curt Davis
19740427 CAL AL 20 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740507 CAL AL 29 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19160628 CHA AL 61 Stan Coveleski Harry Coveleski
19160802 CHA AL 101 Jing Johnson Walter Johnson
19270728 CHA AL 99 Walter Johnson Jing Johnson
19740611 CHA AL 54 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19900905 CHA AL 135 Mel Stottlemyre Todd Stottlemyre
20060510 CHA AL 33 Ervin Santana Johan Santana
18860520 CHN NL 15 Daily Daily
18930730 CHN NL 77 Clarkson Clarkson
18960624 CHN NL 58 Frank Foreman Foreman
19101008 CHN NL 148 Steele Steele
19210719 CHN NL 82 Sherry Smith George Smith
19340605 CHN NL 45 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19340812 CHN NL 109 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19350416 CHN NL 1 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350809 CHN NL 108 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19350925 CHN NL 150 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19580511 CHN NL 24 Von McDaniel Lindy McDaniel
19680703 CHN NL 77 Larry Jackson Grant Jackson
19680914 CHN NL 152 Larry Jackson Grant Jackson
19880820 CHN NL 121 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19960430 CHN NL 27 Alan Benes Andy Benes
20020506 CHN NL 30 Travis Smith Bud Smith
18930723 CIN NL 73 Clarkson Clarkson
19340708 CIN NL 72 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19340828 CIN NL 124 Cy Moore Euel Moore
19340928 CIN NL 150 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19340929 CIN NL 151 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19350629 CIN NL 65 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19350731 CIN NL 96 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19360723 CIN NL 86 Bob Smith Al Smith
19670519 CIN NL 36 Larry Jackson Grant Jackson
19670730 CIN NL 104 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19750921 CIN NL 156 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19800706 CIN NL 80 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19821003 CIN NL 162 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19870928 CIN NL 156 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19880422 CIN NL 17 Zane Smith Pete Smith
20020810 CIN NL 115 Robert Joseph Jones Robert Mitchell Jones
19630922 CLE AL 156 Don Lee Mike Lee
19900419 CLE AL 8 Pascual Perez Melido Perez
19960805 CLE AL 112 David Wells Bob Wells
19990914 CLE AL 144 Ramon Martinez Pedro Martinez
20000429 CLE AL 20 Ramon Martinez Pedro Martinez
18790901 CN1 NL 60 McCormick McCormick
19960820 COL NL 126 Alan Benes Andy Benes
19960830 COL NL 136 Alan Benes Andy Benes
20000706 COL NL 82 Russ Ortiz Ramon Ortiz
20100822 COL NL 123 Daniel Hudson Tim Hudson
19111008 DET AL 154 Mitchell Mitchell
19160831 DET AL 128 Allen Russell Reb Russell
19420529 DET AL 45 Al Smith Eddie Smith
19740518 DET AL 33 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19750422 DET AL 9 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19850918 DET AL 145 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19850924 DET AL 151 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
20050717 DET AL 90 Runelvys Hernandez Orlando Hernandez
20060528 DET AL 50 Jason Johnson Randy Johnson
18840714 DTN NL 57 Larry Corcoran Mike Corcoran
18850716 DTN NL 55 Daily Daily
20000703 FLO NL 83 Robert Joseph Jones Robert Mitchell Jones
20050808 FLO NL 110 Sun-Woo Kim Byung-Hyun Kim
19650627 HOU NL 74 Al Jackson Larry Jackson
19750620 HOU NL 70 Tom Carroll Clay Carroll
19870923 HOU NL 151 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19880412 HOU NL 6 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19890404 HOU NL 1 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19890623 HOU NL 72 Pete Smith Zane Smith
19910512 HOU NL 29 Bryn Smith Zane Smith
19910728 HOU NL 97 Zane Smith Bryn Smith
19930925 HOU NL 155 Pedro Martinez Ramon Martinez
19960825 HOU NL 131 Alan Benes Andy Benes
18870608 IN3 NL 33 Baldwin Baldwin
19740601 KCA AL 48 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
20090831 KCA AL 131 Gio Gonzalez Edgar Gonzalez
19680903 LAN NL 139 Grant Jackson Larry Jackson
19710512 LAN NL 34 George Stone Steve Stone
19870912 LAN NL 141 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19890617 LAN NL 66 Pete Smith Zane Smith
19960914 LAN NL 148 Andy Benes Alan Benes
20050902 LAN NL 134 Sun-Woo Kim Byung-Hyun Kim
20050913 LAN NL 144 Sun-Woo Kim Byung-Hyun Kim
20120507 MIA NL 29 Wandy Rodriguez Aneury Rodriguez
20130901 MIA NL 135 Alex Wood Travis Wood
19740416 MIL AL 8 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740702 MIL AL 74 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19740924 MIL AL 156 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19750418 MIL AL 8 Gaylord Perry Jim Perry
19740712 MIN AL 89 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19850421 MIN AL 12 Curt Young Matt Young
20010627 MIN AL 76 Kip Wells David Wells
20090604 MIN AL 55 Fausto Carmona Felix Hernandez
19570809 MLN NL 109 Lindy McDaniel Von McDaniel
19630801 MLN NL 109 Larry Jackson Al Jackson
19830714 MON NL 85 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19890506 MON NL 30 Zane Smith Pete Smith
18870528 NY1 NL 26 Baldwin Baldwin
19010616 NY1 NL 38 Hughes Hughes
19060817 NY1 NL 105 Brown Brown
19070520 NY1 NL 28 Brown Brown
19090914 NY1 NL 132 Brown Mordecai Brown
19320524 NY1 NL 30 Jumbo Elliott Hal Elliott
19340626 NY1 NL 64 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19340823 NY1 NL 119 Paul Dean Dizzy Dean
19340916 NY1 NL 140 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350515 NY1 NL 23 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350724 NY1 NL 88 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19430912 NY1 NL 134 Red Barrett Dick Barrett
19570820 NY1 NL 122 Von McDaniel Lindy McDaniel
18760826 NY3 NL 48 Bradley Bradley
19160614 NYA AL 48 Harry Coveleski Stan Coveleski
19410915 NYA AL 147 Al Smith Eddie Smith
19420604 NYA AL 44 Eddie Smith Al Smith
19420719 NYA AL 89 Eddie Smith Al Smith
19680714 NYN NL 88 Grant Jackson Larry Jackson
19760429 NYN NL 19 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19780513 NYN NL 34 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19880502 NYN NL 23 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19880715 NYN NL 89 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19890425 NYN NL 18 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19890501 NYN NL 23 Zane Smith Pete Smith
20050929 NYN NL 159 Sun-Woo Kim Byung-Hyun Kim
20100801 NYN NL 105 Daniel Hudson Tim Hudson
19740503 OAK AL 22 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19980515 OAK AL 39 Frank Castillo Carlos Castillo
20000415 OAK AL 11 Pedro Martinez Ramon Martinez
20060608 OAK AL 60 Jason Johnson Randy Johnson
20070919 OAK AL 154 Felix Hernandez Fausto Carmona
19251003 PHA AL 153 Hank Johnson Walter Johnson
18940711 PHI NL 61 Clarkson Clarkson
18960730 PHI NL 83 Sullivan Sullivan
19240702 PHI NL 66 Jesse Barnes Virgil Barnes
19250701 PHI NL 67 Virgil Barnes Jesse Barnes
19340616 PHI NL 50 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350511 PHI NL 17 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19350620 PHI NL 52 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19360613 PHI NL 55 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19570626 PHI NL 67 Lindy McDaniel Von McDaniel
19640614 PHI NL 53 Al Jackson Larry Jackson
19740810 PHI NL 114 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19770823 PHI NL 123 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19800717 PHI NL 84 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19830427 PHI NL 16 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19880507 PHI NL 27 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19880719 PHI NL 93 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19960420 PHI NL 16 Alan Benes Andy Benes
19010922 PIT NL 128 Taylor Taylor
19060702 PIT NL 65 Brown Brown
19320415 PIT NL 4 Syl Johnson Si Johnson
19340417 PIT NL 1 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19340925 PIT NL 146 Dizzy Dean Paul Dean
19680909 PIT NL 145 Larry Jackson Grant Jackson
19780824 PIT NL 125 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19790429 PIT NL 18 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19790712 PIT NL 83 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19820502 PIT NL 20 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19890512 PIT NL 32 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19960415 PIT NL 12 Alan Benes Andy Benes
19960924 PIT NL 157 Andy Benes Alan Benes
20020719 PIT NL 96 Bud Smith Travis Smith
20080430 PIT NL 27 Oliver Perez Odalis Perez
20120610 PIT NL 59 Bruce Chen Wei-Yin Chen
19760514 SDN NL 29 Paul Reuschel Rick Reuschel
19800921 SDN NL 151 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19810524 SDN NL 42 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19910619 SDN NL 67 Zane Smith Bryn Smith
20000404 SEA AL 1 Pedro Martinez Ramon Martinez
20060628 SEA AL 79 Edgar Gonzalez Enrique Gonzalez
19800601 SFN NL 47 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19890414 SFN NL 9 Zane Smith Pete Smith
19910602 SFN NL 50 Pete Smith Zane Smith
20050924 SFN NL 154 Sun-Woo Kim Byung-Hyun Kim
20160907 SFN NL 139 Jorge de la Rosa Rubby de la Rosa
19170624 SLA AL 58 Harry Coveleski Stan Coveleski
19190608 SLA AL 36 Walter Johnson Jing Johnson
19310528 SLA AL 34 Fay Thomas Tommy Thomas
19670527 SLN NL 36 Grant Jackson Larry Jackson
19670924 SLN NL 157 Phil Niekro Joe Niekro
19740516 SLN NL 33 George Stone Steve Stone
19750813 SLN NL 117 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
19880513 SLN NL 34 Pete Smith Zane Smith
20010616 SLN NL 67 Kip Wells David Wells
20000505 TBA AL 28 Ramon Martinez Pedro Martinez
19740527 TEX AL 45 Jim Perry Gaylord Perry
19860723 TEX AL 95 Joe Niekro Phil Niekro
20000424 TEX AL 19 Ramon Martinez Pedro Martinez
20080522 TEX AL 49 Livan Hernandez Fausto Carmona
19890622 TOR AL 71 Matt Young Curt Young
19900718 TOR AL 92 Matt Young Curt Young
20010523 TOR AL 45 David Wells Kip Wells
19060615 WS1 AL 50 Smith Smith
19100808 WS1 AL 102 Young Young
19110916 WS1 AL 135 Curly Brown Elmer Brown
19160605 WS1 AL 45 Harry Coveleski Stan Coveleski
19170420 WS1 AL 7 Jing Johnson Ellis Johnson

1 thought on “Consecutive Games Facing Pitcher with Same Last Name

  1. The May 5-7, 1989 series between the Braves and Expos in Atlanta had Bryn Smith starting for the Expos in the first game, Zane Smith starting for the Braves in the second game, and Pete Smith starting for the Braves in the third game. The Braves swept the series by scores of 6-1, 13-3, and 7-1; the third game was Randy Johnson’s last as an Expo before he was traded to Seattle. Three of the six runs allowed by Johnson came on a bases-loaded triple by Pete Smith. Wallace Johnson pinch-hit for Randy Johnson. Lonnie Smith played left field in all three games for the Braves.

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