Category Archives: Names

The VORG’s Salute to FXX’s “The Simpsons” Marathon

So cable network FXX has begun its marathon showing of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons”. To celebrate, the VORG presents the list of Major and Minor league players whose names closely resemble characters from the beloved show: Character Character’s … Continue reading

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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: High Heat Stats MLB @HighHeatStats Oswaldo Arcia makes me wonder how many MLB players have a surname the same as another, … Continue reading

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Most of a Given Name on a Team

Last time out, we listed the yearly leaders for most popular first names in baseball.    A natural extension of this is to find the teams with the most players with the same first name in a single season.  There have … Continue reading

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Most Popular First Name – Yearly Leaders 1871-2013

We seem to have a lot of Brandons in baseball nowadays.  The Giants had three-quarters of an all-Brandon starting infield earlier this year.  However, Brandon is not the most popular first name in baseball today.  We’re going to list the … Continue reading

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Your Name Doesn’t Ring a Bell

A few days ago, this tweet came in: Eric Garcia McKinley @garcia_mckinley @dianagram . . . Have you ever done “current players with deadball era names”? I nominate Tuffy Gosewisch as the starting catcher. In fact, I haven’t tackled such … Continue reading

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“Presidential” Pitching Matchups

Friend of the VORG Mike Gianella pointed out the following Saturday: ‏@MikeGianella 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.  … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Pete Roses

The Yankees apparently have joined a select number of teams with their own line of wines. Catch this snappy ad copy! New York Yankees™  Reserve 2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling Be it stickball on the streets of Brooklyn, or the … Continue reading

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