Category Archives: lineups

“P”ing on the Shoulders of Giants

The San Francisco Giants have been occasionally starting five different players whose last names begin with the letter P.  One such instance occurred Thursday night at Milwaukee, when their starting nine went as follows: Batting Angel Pagan CF Hunter Pence … Continue reading

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Lotta (Last Name) Letters in the Lineup

(Corrected from an earlier version) Last week, we listed the lineups with the most letters in them (considering last AND first names).  Now we’ll consider only last names. The starting lineup containing the most letters in the last names was … Continue reading

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Its the End of Your Name As We Know It

Friend of the VORG (and good personal friend) Jeremy Frank recently asked me: “Cubs tonight have lineup with Castro, Navarro, Soriano and Rizzo. How many lineups have had more ending with O, or what’s the most number of players ending … Continue reading

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He’s batting Cleanup?

Cleanup hitters . . . generally your most powerful hitters.  Baseball history (and the Hall of Fame) is full of legendary cleanup hitters.  Here are the players with most games batting cleanup in their careers: Player Games Started Eddie Murray … Continue reading

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Your Last Name is My First Name!

Friend of the VORG Keith DeCandido alerted me to the following Wednesday afternoon: Keith R.A. DeCandido @KRADeC Ben Francisco batting before Francisco Cervelli, and I’m wondering how often that’s happened. (Paging @dianagram….) Well, after poring over the nearly 160,000 Retrosheet … Continue reading

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A Lineup of Unique Last Names

In response to the most recent article on the VORG (titled “Our Opponents Don’t Look Familiar”), Jamie Gray tweeted the following: Jamie Gray ‏@Jamee999 This title gave me a question: has there ever been a lineup of surnames seen no … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet of 26-Letter Lineups

Its nice to be gaining a reputation for certain kinds of analyses.  Twitter followers, Facebook friends and the like point out to you that “this would be right up your alley” or “has this ever happened in a game?” Such … Continue reading

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