The VORG’s “Hard to Spell” List

Tonight will be the conclusion of the Final Round of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. In honor of this, the VORG presents some of our favorite hard-to-spell player names: Adam Hyzdu Al Hargesheimer Andy Lapihuska Andy Stankiewicz Archi Cianfrocco Arquimedez Pozo Aurelio Monteagudo Bevo LeBourveau Biggs Wehde Bill Nahorodny Bill Wambsganss Billy Grabarkewitz Bob … 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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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

Spell “Yastrzemski”

In honor of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, currently taking place in Washington, D.C., I give you a post about a sports spelling bee, from a now defunct and very short-lived blog of mine . . .  enjoy! In the beginning, there was . . . Tim Biakabutuka? I’ve always been a bit of an … Read more

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