Lots of Alliterative Last Name Lineup Loading

We’ve done lineups in fielding position order.  We’ve done alphabetical lineups.  Now, how about lineups with last names that all begin with the same letter? Well, there has never been a batting order with all nine guys starting with the same letter.  But there HAVE been two games with seven similarly-surnamed fellows.  Both games featured … Read more

The Most Voweluable Player Award goes to …

A few days ago, I wrote about the longest player names in major league history.  But of course, there is more gold to be mined when it comes to player names. With that, I present the all-time “Most Voweluable Player” awards, given to the players whose last names have the highest percentage of vowels.  The … Read more

Best Players with Tiles in Scoring Position

So we’ve been through the guys whose names are acceptable in Scrabble.  But what about the guys whose names are worth the most points in Scrabble? We’re not going to concern ourselves with those names that can’t be formed with the standard English distribution of tiles.  So, nobody with two Zs in their name are … Read more

I’m “All In” for Alliteration, Alberto Alburquerque!

The Tigers called up reliever Alberto (Al) Alburquerque this week.  Now, I’m not the only blogger with a fondness for great names, but what struck me about this fellow beyond the name’s alliteration was the matched sequence of the first three letters in the first and last names. Lets hear it for tautograms! You know … Read more

The Scrabble All-Star Team

If you aren’t a member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), then you are truly missing out on a lot of fun and information.  The Society has chapter meetings all over the country, with members offering presentations on baseball research projects.  There is an annual convention which includes research presentations, panel discussions, trips to … Read more

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