Letters in the Baltimore Orioles Lineup

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When did the Baltimore Orioles use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 4/26/1996, vs TEX, 3 (Alexander, Alomar, Anderson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/13/1996, at KCA, 3 (Alexander, Alomar, Anderson)
Contains A on 4/17/1959, vs WS1, 9 (Carrasquel, Finigan, Gardner, Hale, Nieman, Pappas, Pilarcik, Tasby, Triandos)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2008, vs CLE, 9 (Bass, Castro, Fahey, Hernandez, Markakis, Millar, Montanez, Mora, Payton)
Ends with A on 5/6/2002, vs CLE, 4 (Batista, Cordova, Molina, Mora)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 8/12/2005, vs TOR, 4 (Cabrera, Mora, Sosa, Tejada)
Starts with B on 7/6/1965, at KC1, 5 (Barber, Blefary, Bowens, Brandt, Brown)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1995, vs SEA, 5 (Baines, Barberie, Bonilla, Brown, Brown)
Contains B on 8/16/1967, at NYA, 8 (Belanger, Blair, Blefary, Bowens, Etchebarren, Phoebus, Robinson, Robinson)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/8/1968, vs MIN, 8 (Belanger, Blair, Blefary, Buford, Etchebarren, Phoebus, Robinson, Robinson)
Ends with B on 7/8/1919, vs CLE, 1 (Koob)
  on 67 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1948, at CLE, 1 (Schwamb)
Starts with C on 7/29/1935, vs CHA, 4 (Carey, Clift, Coffman, Coleman)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 6/23/1936, vs WS1, 4 (Caldwell, Carey, Clift, Coleman)
Contains C on 6/18/1941, at WS1, 7 (Clift, Cullenbine, Grace, Judnich, Lucadello, McQuinn, Muncrief)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/11/1941, at CHA, 7 (Caster, Clift, Cullenbine, Grace, Judnich, Lucadello, McQuinn)
Ends with C on 4/15/1930, at DET, 1 (Gullic)
  on 148 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1933, at CHA, 1 (Gullic)
Starts with D on 4/13/1981, at BOS, 4 (Dauer, DeCinces, Dempsey, Dwyer)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 7/3/1985, vs DET, 4 (Dauer, Dempsey, Dixon, Dwyer)
Contains D on 8/27/1950, at WS1, 6 (Delsing, DeMars, Friend, Lenhardt, Widmar, Wood)
  on 47 occasions, most recently on 5/25/2001, vs TEX, 6 (Anderson, Bordick, DeShields, Fordyce, Mercedes, Richard)
Ends with D on 9/25/1968, vs DET, 3 (Buford, Floyd, Rettenmund)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 5/11/1993, vs BOS, 3 (Buford, Leonard, McDonald)
Starts with E on 4/22/1924, at DET, 2 (Ellerbe, Evans)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 4/30/1967, vs DET, 2 (Epstein, Etchebarren)
Contains E on 8/26/1990, vs CLE, 10 (Devereaux, Finley, Gallagher, Hulett, Kittle, Melvin, Mitchell, Ripken, Ripken, Tettleton)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1994, vs DET, 10 (Anderson, Baines, Devereaux, Gomez, Hoiles, Hulett, McLemore, Moyer, Palmeiro, Ripken)
Ends with E on 5/5/1928, at WS1, 4 (Blue, O'Rourke, Schulte, Wiltse)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 8/29/2003, at SEA, 4 (Bigbie, Conine, DuBose, Fordyce)
Starts with F on 6/30/1956, vs BOS, 3 (Ferrarese, Francona, Frazier)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/12/1956, at NYA, 3 (Ferrarese, Francona, Frazier)
Contains F on 4/16/1940, at DET, 5 (Clift, Coffman, Heffner, Radcliff, Swift)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/23/1940, vs WS1, 5 (Clift, Coffman, Heffner, Radcliff, Swift)
Ends with F on 6/14/1946, vs NYA, 2 (Helf, Muncrief)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1946, vs DET, 2 (Helf, Muncrief)
Starts with G on 8/25/1957, at CHA, 4 (Gardner, Ginsberg, Goodman, Green)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1957, at NYA, 4 (Gardner, Ginsberg, Goodman, Green)
Contains G on 6/27/1987, at DET, 6 (Gerhart, Gonzales, Knight, Van Gorder, Wiggins, Young)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/11/1987, vs MIN, 6 (Gerhart, Griffin, Knight, Van Gorder, Washington, Wiggins)
Ends with G on 6/3/1951, vs PHA, 3 (Delsing, Long, Young)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 5/18/1960, at KC1, 3 (Breeding, Ginsberg, Woodling)
Starts with H on 9/24/1939, at CHA, 4 (Harris, Harshaney, Heffner, Hoag)
Contains H on 5/16/1943, vs NYA, 6 (Chartak, Hayes, Heffner, Hollingsworth, Kreevich, Stephens)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1953, vs NYA, 6 (Brecheen, Groth, Hunter, Kryhoski, Lenhardt, Stephens)
Ends with H on 6/25/1944, vs DET, 3 (Hayworth, Hollingsworth, Kreevich)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/20/1945, at NYA, 3 (Hayworth, Hollingsworth, Kreevich)
Starts with I on 8/30/1996, at SEA, 1 (Incaviglia)
  on 291 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs DET, 1 (Izturis)
Contains I on 9/11/1995, vs BOS, 9 (Baines, Barberie, Bonilla, Goodwin, Hoiles, Mussina, Palmeiro, Ripken, Smith)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2002, vs NYA, 9 (Batista, Bigbie, Bordick, Conine, Gibbons, Gil, Hairston, Richard, Singleton)
Ends with I on 8/30/1936, at WS1, 2 (Giuliani, Jakucki)
  on 73 occasions, most recently on 6/27/1997, vs TOR, 2 (Dellucci, Kamieniecki)
Starts with J on 4/20/1926, at DET, 2 (Jacobson, Jonnard)
  on 57 occasions, most recently on 7/3/2000, vs TOR, 2 (Johnson, Johnson)
Contains J on 4/20/1926, at DET, 2 (Jacobson, Jonnard)
  on 158 occasions, most recently on 7/28/2010, at TOR, 2 (Jones, Tejada)
Starts with K on 8/13/1953, vs DET, 3 (Kokos, Kretlow, Kryhoski)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1954, vs DET, 3 (Kennedy, Kretlow, Kryhoski)
Contains K on 9/4/1987, vs OAK, 6 (Boddicker, Kennedy, Knight, Ripken, Ripken, Stanicek)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/23/1988, vs DET, 6 (Kennedy, Milacki, Orsulak, Ripken, Ripken, Stanicek)
Ends with K on 6/22/1947, at WS1, 2 (Hitchcock, Zoldak)
  on 214 occasions, most recently on 7/26/2000, vs NYA, 2 (Bordick, Clark)
Starts with L on 8/28/2004, at TEX, 4 (Leon, Lopez, Lopez, Lopez)
Contains L on 6/23/1930, at NYA, 8 (Blue, Collins, Ferrell, Goslin, Gullic, Hale, McNeely, Melillo)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/6/1936, at PHA, 8 (Bell, Bottomley, Caldwell, Clift, Coleman, Hemsley, Lary, Solters)
Ends with L on 7/2/1921, vs CHA, 2 (Burwell, Wetzel)
  on 258 occasions, most recently on 6/18/2003, vs TOR, 2 (Daal, Gil)
Starts with M on 9/27/1928, vs WS1, 5 (Manion, Manush, McGowan, McNeely, Melillo)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 9/21/2007, at TEX, 5 (Markakis, Millar, Molina, Moore, Mora)
Contains M on 5/12/1977, at CAL, 7 (Bumbry, Dempsey, May, Murray, Muser, Palmer, Smith)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/5/1977, at DET, 7 (Bumbry, Dempsey, Martinez, May, Mora, Murray, Smith)
Ends with M on 4/28/1934, vs CHA, 1 (Newsom)
  on 546 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2010, vs DET, 1 (Tatum)
Starts with N on 5/30/1956, vs BOS, 2 (Nelson, Nieman)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 8/6/1975, at DET, 2 (Nordbrook, Northrup)
Contains N on 5/22/1960, at CLE, 9 (Brandt, Breeding, Brown, Courtney, Gentile, Hansen, Pearson, Robinson, Woodling)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 6/16/1995, at DET, 9 (Alexander, Anderson, Baines, Goodwin, Manto, McDonald, Nokes, Ripken, Van Slyke)
Ends with N on 6/29/1990, at MIN, 8 (Johnson, Melvin, Milligan, Nixon, Ripken, Ripken, Tettleton, Worthington)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/1/1990, vs TOR, 8 (Anderson, Horn, Milligan, Ripken, Ripken, Tettleton, Weston, Worthington)
Starts with O on 4/17/1927, vs CHA, 2 (O'Neill, O'Rourke)
  on 88 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1929, at NYA, 2 (O'Rourke, Ogden)
Contains O on 4/11/1996, vs CLE, 9 (Alomar, Anderson, Bonilla, Erickson, Hammonds, Hoiles, Palmeiro, Surhoff, Tarasco)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 7/26/2005, vs TEX, 9 (Lopez, Lopez, Marrero, Matos, Mora, Palmeiro, Roberts, Sosa, Surhoff)
Ends with O on 4/18/1946, at DET, 3 (Berardino, Lucadello, Mancuso)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 7/24/2005, at TBA, 3 (Fasano, Marrero, Palmeiro)
Starts with P on 5/4/1948, at NYA, 5 (Partee, Pellagrini, Platt, Potter, Priddy)
Contains P on 4/27/1948, vs DET, 5 (Partee, Pellagrini, Platt, Priddy, Stephens)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/13/1996, vs NYA, 5 (Coppinger, Palmeiro, Polonia, Ripken, Ripken)
Ends with P on 4/16/1921, vs CLE, 1 (Kolp)
  on 232 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2000, vs TOR, 1 (Rapp)
Starts with Q on 4/21/1962, at WS2, 1 (Quirk)
  on 61 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2008, vs TBA, 1 (Quiroz)
Contains Q on 6/27/1938, vs CHA, 2 (McQuillen, McQuinn)
  on 92 occasions, most recently on 9/20/1942, vs CHA, 2 (McQuillen, McQuinn)
Starts with R on 10/5/2001, vs BOS, 5 (Raines, Raines, Richard, Ripken, Roberts)
Contains R on 8/20/1944, at WS1, 9 (Baker, Byrnes, Chartak, Christman, Gutteridge, Hayworth, Kramer, Moore, Zarilla)
  on 59 occasions, most recently on 9/13/2009, at NYA, 9 (Fiorentino, Guthrie, Izturis, Markakis, Moeller, Reimold, Roberts, Turner, Wieters)
Ends with R on 7/17/1974, vs OAK, 6 (Baker, Baylor, Belanger, Blair, Cuellar, Fuller)
Starts with S on 5/11/1919, vs DET, 4 (Severeid, Shocker, Sisler, Sloan)
  on 68 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1988, vs CLE, 4 (Schmidt, Schu, Sheets, Stanicek)
Contains S on 9/1/1924, vs CLE, 8 (Davis, Evans, Jacobson, McManus, Robertson, Severeid, Sisler, Williams)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2010, at TBA, 8 (Izturis, Jones, Markakis, Matusz, Patterson, Roberts, Scott, Wieters)
Ends with S on 4/6/2010, at TBA, 6 (Atkins, Izturis, Jones, Markakis, Roberts, Wieters)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 5/6/2010, at MIN, 6 (Atkins, Hughes, Izturis, Jones, Markakis, Wieters)
Starts with T on 9/29/1951, vs CHA, 3 (Taylor, Thomas, Turley)
  on 24 occasions, most recently on 7/19/2010, vs TBA, 3 (Tatum, Tejada, Tillman)
Contains T on 5/15/2010, vs CLE, 8 (Atkins, Izturis, Matusz, Patterson, Scott, Tejada, Wieters, Wigginton)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/23/2010, vs MIN, 8 (Guthrie, Izturis, Patterson, Roberts, Scott, Tatum, Tejada, Wigginton)
Ends with T on 5/19/1935, at PHA, 4 (Burnett, Clift, Knott, West)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/17/1935, at WS1, 4 (Burnett, Clift, Knott, West)
Starts with U on 4/19/1950, at CHA, 1 (Upton)
  on 168 occasions, most recently on 6/23/2009, at FLO, 1 (Uehara)
Contains U on 4/24/1930, vs DET, 6 (Blue, Gullic, Holshouser, Manush, O'Rourke, Schulte)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1941, at DET, 6 (Cullenbine, Grube, Judnich, Lucadello, McQuinn, Ostermueller)
Ends with U on 5/8/1926, at PHA, 1 (Ballou)
  on 239 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1988, vs NYA, 1 (Schu)
Starts with V on 5/11/1937, vs WS1, 2 (Van Atta, Vosmik)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1993, vs TOR, 2 (Valenzuela, Voigt)
Contains V on 4/8/1991, vs CHA, 4 (Davis, Devereaux, Evans, Melvin)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 10/6/1991, vs DET, 4 (Davis, Devereaux, Evans, Melvin)
Starts with W on 4/27/1955, at DET, 3 (Waitkus, Wilson, Woodling)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2009, at TBA, 3 (Waters, Wieters, Wigginton)
Contains W on 8/3/1982, vs BOS, 4 (Crowley, Dwyer, Lowenstein, Stewart)
Ends with W on 5/24/1950, vs BOS, 1 (Kretlow)
  on 175 occasions, most recently on 5/27/1979, at DET, 1 (Harlow)
Contains X on 6/20/1990, at CLE, 2 (Devereaux, Nixon)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1996, at TOR, 2 (Alexander, Devereaux)
Ends with X on 5/30/1928, vs CHA, 1 (Sax)
  on 877 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs DET, 1 (Fox)
Starts with Y on 6/7/1931, at BOS, 1 (Young)
  on 1054 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2005, at TBA, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 5/7/1977, vs SEA, 7 (Bumbry, Dempsey, Kelly, May, May, Murray, Shopay)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1986, at NYA, 7 (Dempsey, Lacy, Lynn, Murray, Rayford, Shelby, Young)
Ends with Y on 5/7/1977, vs SEA, 7 (Bumbry, Dempsey, Kelly, May, May, Murray, Shopay)
Starts with Z on 4/27/1946, at CHA, 2 (Zarilla, Zoldak)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 6/11/1948, at PHA, 2 (Zarilla, Zoldak)
Contains Z on 9/2/2008, at BOS, 4 (Hernandez, Liz, Montanez, Salazar)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2008, vs TBA, 4 (Hernandez, Liz, Montanez, Salazar)
Ends with Z on 6/26/2003, at TOR, 3 (Cruz, Lopez, Mendez)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2008, vs TBA, 3 (Hernandez, Liz, Montanez)
Contains any double letter on 5/22/1938, vs PHA, 8 (Bell, Heffner, Knott, Kress, Mazzera, McQuinn, Mills, Sullivan)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/24/1938, vs PHA, 8 (Bell, Heffner, Kress, Mazzera, McQuinn, Mills, Sullivan, Van Atta)
Ends with any double letter on 4/30/1938, at CHA, 4 (Bell, Knott, Kress, McQuinn)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/6/1938, at NYA, 4 (Bell, Knott, Kress, McQuinn)
Starts with any vowel on 5/21/1951, at NYA, 4 (Arft, Overmire, Upton, Young)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 5/4/1999, vs CHA, 4 (Amaral, Anderson, Erickson, Otanez)
Contains nary an E on 4/20/1955, at NYA, 9 (Abrams, Coan, Cox, Miranda, Palica, Smith, Triandos, Woodling, Young)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2008, at TOR, 9 (Cintron, Huff, Markakis, Millar, Olson, Payton, Salazar, Santos, Scott)
Ends with any vowel on 5/7/1977, vs SEA, 7 (Bumbry, Dempsey, Kelly, May, May, Murray, Shopay)
  on 54 occasions, most recently on 7/24/2005, at TBA, 7 (Bigbie, Fasano, Marrero, Mora, Palmeiro, Sosa, Tejada)
Contains 3 letters on 6/18/1976, at TEX, 2 (May, May)
  on 63 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs DET, 2 (Fox, Pie)
Contains 4 letters on 7/1/1935, at CHA, 4 (Bell, Cain, Lary, West)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/9/2003, vs BOS, 4 (Cruz, Cust, Mora, Moss)
Contains 5 letters on 8/1/1934, vs CHA, 6 (Bejma, Burns, Clift, Garms, Grube, Knott)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/18/1938, vs NYA, 6 (Allen, Clift, Heath, Kress, Mills, Mills)
Contains 6 letters on 7/16/1988, vs MIN, 7 (Hughes, Murray, Peraza, Ripken, Ripken, Sheets, Traber)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/21/1998, vs TOR, 7 (Alomar, Baines, Becker, Carter, Hoiles, Ponson, Ripken)
Contains 7 letters on 7/28/1929, at NYA, 7 (Brannan, Crowder, Dondero, Ferrell, McGowan, O'Rourke, Schulte)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/30/2002, vs PHI, 7 (Batista, Bordick, Cordova, Fordyce, Gibbons, McGuire, Roberts)
Contains 8 letters on 6/7/1958, vs KC1, 7 (Harshman, Marshall, Pilarcik, Robinson, Triandos, Williams, Woodling)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/20/1958, at CHA, 7 (Harshman, Marshall, Pilarcik, Robinson, Triandos, Williams, Woodling)
Contains 9 letters on 9/30/1938, at CHA, 4 (Harshaney, Kimberlin, Lucadello, McQuillen)
  on 39 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1946, at DET, 4 (Berardino, Christman, Galehouse, McQuillen)
Contains 10 letters on 4/25/1934, vs CLE, 2 (Blaeholder, Puccinelli)
  on 59 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1993, vs TOR, 2 (Pagliarulo, Valenzuela)
Contains 11 letters on 6/2/1928, vs WS1, 1 (Bettencourt)
  on 1150 occasions, most recently on 5/16/2010, vs CLE, 1 (Hendrickson)
Contains 12 letters on 5/30/1941, at DET, 1 (Ostermueller)
  on 55 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1960, vs BOS, 1 (Portocarrero)
Contains 13 letters on 4/21/1937, vs CHA, 1 (Knickerbocker)
  on 190 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1945, vs CHA, 1 (Hollingsworth)

When did the surnames in the starting lineup combine for...

The most distinct letters on 9/8/1989, at TEX, 25 (Bradley, Devereaux, Finley, Hulett, Johnson, Melendez, Quirk, Ripken, Sheets, Worthington, all but C)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/28/1990, vs SEA, 25 (Bradley, Brown, Devereaux, Gonzales, Harnisch, Jefferson, Melvin, Milligan, Ripken, Worthington, all but Q)
The fewest distinct letters on 8/12/1964, vs BOS, 13 (Adair, Aparicio, Bowens, Brown, Pappas, Powell, Robinson, Robinson, Siebern, all but FGHJKMQTUVXYZ)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 4/14/1965, vs CHA, 13 (Adair, Aparicio, Blair, Bowens, Orsino, Pappas, Powell, Robinson, Siebern, all but FGHJKMQTUVXYZ)
The most total letters on 10/3/2009, vs TOR, 82 (Aubrey, Fiorentino, Hendrickson, Izturis, Markakis, Montanez, Roberts, Rodriguez, Wieters, Wigginton)
The fewest total letters on 9/24/1935, at CHA, 45 (Bell, Burns, Carey, Clift, Heath, Lary, Solters, Walkup, West)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 4/17/1952, at DET, 45 (Arft, Cain, Dyck, Marion, Marsh, Moss, Nieman, Rivera, Thomas)
The most Scrabble® points on 8/18/1989, vs TOR, 153 (22 Jefferson, 20 Devereaux, 18 Gonzales, 18 Worthington, 17 Johnson, 13 Bradley, 12 Ripken, 11 Melvin, 11 Milligan, 11 Orsulak)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 7/13/1927, vs BOS, 70 (11 O'Rourke, 9 Bennett, 9 Gerber, 8 Miller, 8 Miller, 7 Gaston, 6 O'Neill, 6 Rice, 6 Sisler)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1951, vs CHA, 70 (11 Coleman, 10 Marsh, 9 Delsing, 9 Young, 8 Wood, 7 Upton, 6 Lollar, 5 Long, 5 Starr)

Unique occurrences in bold.
Includes all games played 1919-2010.
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