The 2014 All-Star Game Lineups, Anagrammed

By now you know the starting lineups and their affiliations for both teams in the All-Star Game. The VORG is proud to present them here, in anagram form: NATIONAL LEAGUE Andrew McCutchen, Pirates – Screw dirt-cheap, mean cunt. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers – Ugly or diseased pig. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – Utilize two tricky rooks. Paul … Read more

Players with Full Name Anagrams

We’ve written about the anagram battery of Cosart and Castro. We’ve written about those players whose last names are anagrams for other players. Now we’ll take it one step further, by presenting those players whose first and last names, combined, can be anagrammed into other players’ names. You’ll note that some players have the same … Read more

Players with Last Name Anagrams

About 10 days ago, I wrote about the possibility of Jarred Cosart and Jason Castro becoming only the second battery to include anagrammed last names.  This of course opens the door to the question of how many other players in Major League history have  anagram last names “relatives”.

Here are the alphagrams that yield players with anagrammed last names:

AABLS Chet Laabs, Mike Balas
AADGLNR Tom Ragland, Frank Ragland, Yasmani Grandal, Wayne Garland, Lou Garland, Jon Garland
AAGHMR Billy Maharg, Wayne Graham, Tyler Graham, Tiny Graham, Skinny Graham, Skinny Graham, Roy Graham, Peaches Graham, Oscar Graham, Moonlight Graham, Lee Graham, Jack Graham, Dan Graham, Charlie Graham, Bill Graham, Bert Graham, Bernie Graham
AAGHNR Steve Hargan, Aaron Harang
AAGMNR Alex Graman, Mike Garman
AAKT Matt Kata, Jim Kaat
AALMNT Barry Latman, George Altman
AAMOR Ruben Amaro, Ruben Amaro
ABCEKNR Jack Bracken, Studs Bancker
ABDENR Dallas Braden, Marvin Benard, Andy Bednar, Brian Barden
ABDER Ted Beard, Ralph Beard, Ollie Beard, Mike Beard, Dave Beard, King Bader, Art Bader
ABDRY George Darby, Steve Brady, Neal Brady, King Brady, Jim Brady, Doug Brady, Cliff Brady, Brian Brady, Bob Brady, Bill Brady, Spike Brady
ABEGRR Rod Graber, Gene Garber, Bob Garber, Cy Barger
ABELL Zeke Bella, Walter Beall, Johnny Beall, Bob Beall
ABELS Erik Sabel, Tommy Beals, Lee Bales, Harry Ables
ABEM Bob Mabe, T.J. Beam, Ernie Beam, Alex Beam
ABEMR Sid Bream, Erv Brame
ABEMRS Clint Barmes, Bruce Barmes, Chip Ambres
ABEN Joe Bean, Colter Bean, Bill Bean, Belve Bean, Eddie Bane
ABENY Bill Bayne, Dick Baney

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The Anagrammatic Battery

It was just a quiet Friday night.  Jarred Cosart had been called up for his big league debut with the Astros, and then my Twitter feed went nuts: Sam Miller @SamMillerBP holy cow via @suss2hyphens Cosart and his catcher Castro are anagrams Bradley Ankrom @bsankr @SamMillerBP how was @dianagram not on top of this? Chris … Read more

Ballplayer Name Anagram Quiz – ANSWERS

Last time out, we gave you phrases which, when rearranged, gave you ballplayer’s names.  Now here are the answers: I’m a bug clearer. – Miguel Cabrera Better spurn shags. – Stephen Strasburg Chew cunt. Mend car. – Andrew McCutchen An odd desire. – Addison Reed Outs injure man. – Justin Morneau The wonky rascal. – … Read more

Ballplayer Name Anagram Quiz

The 2012 National Scrabble Championships have now concluded.  But here at the VORG, we’ll give you some more anagramming practice. Each of the following phrases anagrams to a ballplayer’s name.  The only hint you’ll get is that each player is/was active in 2012: I’m a bug clearer. Better spurn shags. Chew cunt. Mend car. An … Read more

Scrabble and Baseball

Tomorrow morning, roughly 300 wordy people from at least 41 states and several countries will begin play in the 2012 National Scrabble Championship down in Orlando, Florida.  It will take 31 games over five days to determine the winner of the $10,000 top prize. To celebrate this, the VORG is providing you with rules on … Read more

Analyzing Tonight’s Big Trade via Anagrams

OK . . . the Yankees finally made a splash in the off-season pool, as they traded their top prospect, catcher Jesus Montero to the Mariners for their top young pitcher, Michael Pineda. What do the anagrams say about the deal?: From the Yankees perspective, there seems to be some concern, as “Jesus Montero traded … Read more

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