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:

Oswaldo Arcia makes me wonder how many MLB players have a surname the same as another, minus the first letter (i.e. Garcia)… @dianagram?

So with the Lahman Baseball Database fired up, here are the names of players that have a last name “partner” if you drop the first letter of the last name.  (The “Match” column shows only the first match, alphabetically)

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Players with Same First/Last Letter in First/Last Name

Another day, another question via the wonderful world of Twitter: Neal Kendrick @neal_kendrick Tough name question relating to Oswaldo Arcia. Other players with both first and last name starting and ending with same letter. Jon Roegele @MLBPlayerAnalys @neal_kendrick David Aardsma Neal Kendrick @neal_kendrick @MLBPlayerAnalys yep, somebody got that one. You guys are much better at … Read more

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