Letters in the Boston Red Sox Lineup

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When did the Boston Red Sox use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 9/8/1933, vs DET, 3 (Alexander, Almada, Andrews)
Contains A on 6/30/1995, vs DET, 9 (Alicea, Canseco, Eshelman, Macfarlane, Naehring, O'Leary, Stairs, Valentin, Vaughn)
  on 78 occasions, most recently on 8/7/2005, at MIN, 9 (Cora, Graffanino, Kapler, Millar, Mirabelli, Petagine, Ramirez, Renteria, Wakefield)
Ends with A on 4/13/1993, vs CLE, 4 (Pena, Quintana, Rivera, Viola)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2006, vs BAL, 4 (Loretta, Pedroia, Pena, Pena)
Starts with B on 6/22/1987, vs MIL, 6 (Barrett, Baylor, Benzinger, Boggs, Boyd, Burks)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/10/1987, at SEA, 6 (Barrett, Baylor, Benzinger, Boggs, Boyd, Burks)
Contains B on 6/22/1987, vs MIL, 6 (Barrett, Baylor, Benzinger, Boggs, Boyd, Burks)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/10/1987, at SEA, 6 (Barrett, Baylor, Benzinger, Boggs, Boyd, Burks)
Ends with B on 4/27/1930, at NYA, 1 (Webb)
  on 319 occasions, most recently on 6/13/1932, at CHA, 1 (Webb)
Starts with C on 9/28/2008, vs NYA, 5 (Carter, Casey, Cash, Cora, Crisp)
Contains C on 5/1/1969, at WS2, 6 (Azcue, Conigliaro, Conigliaro, Culp, Petrocelli, Scott)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 7/26/1974, at DET, 6 (Blackwell, Carbo, Cater, Cleveland, McAuliffe, Petrocelli)
Ends with C on 9/19/1934, at SLA, 1 (Niemiec)
  on 186 occasions, most recently on 4/25/1994, at SEA, 1 (Zupcic)
Starts with D on 7/13/1947, at CLE, 4 (Dente, DiMaggio, Doerr, Dorish)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1950, vs WS1, 4 (DiMaggio, Dobson, Doerr, Dropo)
Contains D on 5/18/1951, vs CLE, 6 (Boudreau, DiMaggio, Doerr, Dropo, Goodman, McDermott)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/1/1952, vs CHA, 6 (DiMaggio, Dropo, Goodman, Hatfield, Lenhardt, Wood)
Ends with D on 6/12/1926, at DET, 3 (Fitzgerald, Flagstead, Wingfield)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2002, at BAL, 3 (Floyd, Hillenbrand, Wakefield)
Starts with E on 4/5/1984, at CAL, 3 (Easler, Eckersley, Evans)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 5/21/1984, vs CLE, 3 (Easler, Eckersley, Evans)
Contains E on 8/3/1974, at NYA, 10 (Blackwell, Burleson, Cooper, Evans, Harper, McAuliffe, Miller, Moret, Petrocelli, Yastrzemski)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 5/16/2001, at MIN, 10 (Bichette, Everett, Hillenbrand, Lewis, Merloni, Offerman, Ramirez, Valentin, Varitek, Wakefield)
Ends with E on 5/30/1925, at WS1, 4 (Boone, Ehmke, Lee, Vache)
  on 35 occasions, most recently on 8/2/1989, vs BAL, 4 (Cerone, Price, Rice, Romine)
Starts with F on 6/4/1923, vs CLE, 3 (Ferguson, Fewster, Flagstead)
  on 75 occasions, most recently on 8/17/1941, at WS1, 3 (Finney, Fox, Foxx)
Contains F on 5/5/1926, vs WS1, 4 (Bischoff, Flagstead, Fowler, Wingfield)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 6/8/1999, at MON, 4 (Buford, Frye, Offerman, Wakefield)
Ends with F on 7/13/1925, at CLE, 1 (Bischoff)
  on 122 occasions, most recently on 8/26/1938, vs CHA, 1 (Midkiff)
Starts with G on 5/6/1929, at DET, 3 (Gaston, Gaston, Gillis)
  on 43 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1996, vs BAL, 3 (Garciaparra, Gordon, Greenwell)
Contains G on 8/2/1996, vs MIN, 6 (Bragg, Gordon, Greenwell, Naehring, Rodriguez, Vaughn)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/25/1998, vs TOR, 6 (Bragg, Cummings, Garciaparra, Hatteberg, Saberhagen, Vaughn)
Ends with G on 4/9/1997, at OAK, 3 (Bragg, Hatteberg, Naehring)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 6/23/1997, at TOR, 3 (Bragg, Hatteberg, Naehring)
Starts with H on 5/10/1920, vs PHA, 4 (Harper, Hendryx, Hooper, Hunter)
Contains H on 5/21/1995, vs CLE, 7 (Hanson, Haselman, Mahay, Naehring, Shumpert, Vaughn, Whiten)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/24/1995, at SEA, 7 (Chamberlain, Eshelman, Haselman, Mahay, Naehring, Shumpert, Vaughn)
Ends with H on 6/28/1919, at NYA, 2 (Roth, Ruth)
  on 163 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs NYA, 2 (Cash, Kalish)
Contains I on 9/5/2005, vs CHA, 9 (Graffanino, Millar, Nixon, Ortiz, Ramirez, Renteria, Schilling, Varitek, Youkilis)
Ends with I on 5/9/1966, at KC1, 3 (Magrini, Petrocelli, Yastrzemski)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2002, vs TBA, 3 (Agbayani, Merloni, Mirabelli)
Starts with J on 8/15/1933, at DET, 4 (Johnson, Johnson, Jolley, Judge)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/20/1933, at CLE, 4 (Johnson, Johnson, Jolley, Judge)
Contains J on 8/15/1933, at DET, 4 (Johnson, Johnson, Jolley, Judge)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/20/1933, at CLE, 4 (Johnson, Johnson, Jolley, Judge)
Starts with K on 5/11/1950, vs DET, 2 (Keltner, Kinder)
  on 37 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2009, vs TOR, 2 (Kotchman, Kottaras)
Contains K on 7/11/2003, at DET, 5 (Burkett, Jackson, Kapler, Varitek, Walker)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2003, at TBA, 5 (Jackson, Kapler, Varitek, Wakefield, Walker)
Ends with K on 4/29/1919, at WS1, 2 (Pennock, Strunk)
  on 242 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2010, at CHA, 2 (Reddick, Varitek)
Starts with L on 5/17/1998, vs KCA, 4 (Lemke, Lewis, Leyritz, Lowe)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/8/2006, at KCA, 4 (Lester, Lopez, Loretta, Lowell)
Contains L on 8/1/1954, at DET, 8 (Bolling, Consolo, Lepcio, Mele, Parnell, Piersall, Wilber, Williams)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2010, at OAK, 8 (Beltre, Hall, Kalish, Lackey, Lowell, Lowrie, McDonald, Saltalamacchia)
Ends with L on 4/19/1954, vs NYA, 4 (Kell, Maxwell, Parnell, Piersall)
Starts with M on 5/31/1923, at NYA, 4 (McMillan, Menosky, Mitchell, Murray)
  on 42 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2004, at BAL, 4 (Mientkiewicz, Millar, Mirabelli, Mueller)
Contains M on 9/10/1964, at CLE, 7 (Lamabe, Malzone, Mantilla, Smith, Thomas, Tillman, Yastrzemski)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/15/2003, vs TBA, 7 (Damon, Fossum, Giambi, Millar, Mirabelli, Mueller, Ramirez)
Ends with M on 10/6/1929, at WS1, 1 (Durham)
  on 310 occasions, most recently on 5/10/2004, vs CLE, 1 (Kim)
Starts with N on 9/13/1983, vs BAL, 3 (Newman, Nichols, Nipper)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/6/1994, vs CLE, 3 (Nabholz, Naehring, Nixon)
Contains N on 7/15/1994, at OAK, 9 (Brunansky, Chamberlain, Dawson, Nabholz, Naehring, Nixon, Rowland, Valentin, Vaughn)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 6/21/1995, at CLE, 9 (Canseco, Donnels, Greenwell, Hanson, Macfarlane, Tinsley, Valentin, Vaughn, Whiten)
Ends with N on 9/16/1955, at NYA, 6 (Goodman, Hatton, Jensen, Olson, Sullivan, Zauchin)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/15/1997, at NYA, 6 (Coleman, Haselman, Jefferson, Saberhagen, Valentin, Vaughn)
Starts with O on 7/23/1999, at DET, 3 (O'Leary, Offerman, Ohka)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 10/6/2001, at BAL, 3 (O'Leary, Offerman, Oliver)
Contains O on 4/19/1944, vs NYA, 9 (Conroy, Culberson, Doerr, Garrison, Johnson, Metkovich, Newsome, Tabor, Woods)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/30/1944, vs PHA, 9 (Conroy, Culberson, Doerr, Garrison, Johnson, Metkovich, Newsome, O'Neill, Tabor)
Ends with O on 4/29/1970, vs OAK, 4 (Alvarado, Conigliaro, Conigliaro, Satriano)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/7/1970, at CLE, 4 (Alvarado, Conigliaro, Conigliaro, Satriano)
Starts with P on 5/6/1947, at SLA, 4 (Parnell, Partee, Pellagrini, Pesky)
Contains P on 4/21/1949, at PHA, 5 (Dropo, Parnell, Pesky, Spence, Stephens)
  on 49 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1992, at NYA, 5 (Cooper, Dopson, Pena, Plantier, Zupcic)
Ends with P on 8/29/1928, vs SLA, 1 (Loepp)
  on 972 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2008, vs NYA, 1 (Crisp)
Starts with Q on 5/8/1993, at MIL, 2 (Quantrill, Quintana)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/9/1993, at OAK, 2 (Quantrill, Quintana)
Contains Q on 5/8/1993, at MIL, 2 (Quantrill, Quintana)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/9/1993, at OAK, 2 (Quantrill, Quintana)
Starts with R on 4/18/1929, at NYA, 5 (Reeves, Regan, Rhyne, Rothrock, Ruffing)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1931, vs PHA, 5 (Rhyne, Rothrock, Ruel, Russell, Rye)
Contains R on 9/21/1988, at TOR, 10 (Barrett, Burks, Cerone, Gardner, Greenwell, Parrish, Reed, Rice, Romero, Romine)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/6/2004, at OAK, 10 (Arroyo, Bellhorn, Cabrera, Kapler, Millar, Mueller, Ortiz, Ramirez, Roberts, Varitek)
Ends with R on 5/28/1936, vs NYA, 5 (Cramer, Kroner, McNair, Ostermueller, Werber)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1936, vs NYA, 5 (Cramer, Kroner, McNair, Ostermueller, Werber)
Starts with S on 6/25/1969, vs CLE, 5 (Satriano, Schofield, Scott, Siebert, Smith)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/24/1970, vs BAL, 5 (Satriano, Schofield, Scott, Siebert, Smith)
Contains S on 6/29/1923, at WS1, 8 (Burns, Collins, Ferguson, Fewster, Flagstead, Harris, Shanks, Walters)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1982, vs DET, 8 (Allenson, Boggs, Eckersley, Evans, Lansford, Nichols, Stapleton, Yastrzemski)
Ends with S on 5/18/1948, at DET, 6 (Ferriss, Jones, Moses, Stephens, Tebbetts, Williams)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/20/1948, at CLE, 6 (Harris, Jones, Moses, Stephens, Tebbetts, Williams)
Starts with T on 6/25/1927, vs WS1, 3 (Tarbert, Tobin, Todt)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1966, at NYA, 3 (Tartabull, Thomas, Tillman)
Contains T on 7/3/1966, at CHA, 8 (Demeter, Petrocelli, Scott, Smith, Stigman, Thomas, Tillman, Yastrzemski)
Ends with T on 9/19/1919, vs CHA, 4 (Hoyt, Scott, Vitt, Wilhoit)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 7/24/1929, vs SLA, 4 (Barrett, Barrett, Scarritt, Todt)
Starts with U on 4/16/1953, at PHA, 1 (Umphlett)
  on 133 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1953, at NYA, 1 (Umphlett)
Contains U on 8/28/1991, at OAK, 6 (Brumley, Brunansky, Burks, Quintana, Vaughn, Young)
Ends with U on 4/17/1951, at NYA, 1 (Boudreau)
  on 70 occasions, most recently on 9/21/2005, at TBA, 1 (Hyzdu)
Starts with V on 4/6/1994, vs DET, 4 (Valentin, Valle, Vaughn, Viola)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/3/1994, vs SEA, 4 (Valentin, Valle, Vaughn, Viola)
Contains V on 4/28/1993, at OAK, 5 (Melvin, Rivera, Valentin, Vaughn, Viola)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1993, vs TEX, 5 (Melvin, Rivera, Valentin, Vaughn, Viola)
Starts with W on 5/30/1959, vs BAL, 4 (Wertz, White, Williams, Wills)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/4/1959, at BAL, 4 (Wertz, White, Williams, Wills)
Contains W on 5/17/1954, at DET, 4 (Brewer, Maxwell, White, Williams)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 4/10/2009, at ANA, 4 (Drew, Lowell, Lowrie, Wakefield)
Ends with W on 9/28/1919, at WS1, 1 (McGraw)
  on 545 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs NYA, 1 (Drew)
Contains X on 9/15/1936, at CLE, 2 (Foxx, Poindexter)
  on 110 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2000, vs BAL, 2 (Alexander, Nixon)
Ends with X on 4/15/1941, vs WS1, 2 (Fox, Foxx)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 5/24/1942, vs PHA, 2 (Fox, Foxx)
Starts with Y on 4/16/1946, at WS1, 1 (York)
  on 4184 occasions, most recently on 8/2/2010, vs CLE, 1 (Youkilis)
Contains Y on 4/30/1979, at OAK, 6 (Dwyer, Eckersley, Lynn, Montgomery, Remy, Yastrzemski)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2008, vs NYA, 6 (Bay, Casey, Ellsbury, Kotsay, Pauley, Youkilis)
Ends with Y on 9/26/2008, vs NYA, 5 (Bay, Casey, Ellsbury, Kotsay, Pauley)
Starts with Z on 5/29/1925, at WS1, 1 (Zahniser)
  on 664 occasions, most recently on 8/12/2008, vs TEX, 1 (Zink)
Contains Z on 4/22/1980, vs CHA, 4 (Perez, Sizemore, Torrez, Yastrzemski)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs CLE, 4 (Buchholz, Gonzalez, Martinez, Ortiz)
Ends with Z on 6/16/2003, at CHA, 4 (Martinez, Ortiz, Ramirez, Sanchez)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs CLE, 4 (Buchholz, Gonzalez, Martinez, Ortiz)
Starts with any double letter on 7/26/1977, vs MIL, 1 (Aase)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1977, vs TOR, 1 (Aase)
Contains any double letter on 6/11/1924, at CLE, 8 (Boone, Collins, Ezzell, Harris, Lee, O'Neill, Quinn, Wambsganss)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1924, vs WS1, 8 (Boone, Ezzell, Fullerton, Harris, Lee, O'Neill, Wambsganss, Williams)
Ends with any double letter on 6/11/1924, at CLE, 5 (Ezzell, Lee, O'Neill, Quinn, Wambsganss)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/29/1925, vs CLE, 5 (Bischoff, Ezzell, Lee, Rogell, Wambsganss)
Starts with any vowel on 6/17/1983, at BAL, 5 (Allenson, Armas, Evans, Ojeda, Yastrzemski)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2000, at NYA, 5 (Alexander, Arrojo, Everett, O'Leary, Offerman)
Contains nary an E on 9/19/1919, vs CHA, 9 (Hoyt, Lamar, McInnis, Ruth, Schang, Scott, Shannon, Vitt, Wilhoit)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1919, at WS1, 9 (Lamar, McGraw, McInnis, Roth, Schang, Scott, Shannon, Vitt, Wilhoit)
Ends with any vowel on 8/22/1971, at OAK, 8 (Aparicio, Conigliaro, Fiore, Gagliano, Kennedy, Montgomery, Petrocelli, Yastrzemski)
Contains 3 letters on 9/23/1977, at DET, 2 (Cox, Lee)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1977, vs TOR, 2 (Cox, Lee)
Contains 4 letters on 5/27/1979, at TOR, 5 (Fisk, Lynn, Papi, Remy, Rice)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/7/2008, vs SEA, 5 (Cash, Cora, Drew, Lugo, Moss)
Contains 5 letters on 9/11/1947, vs CLE, 6 (Batts, Dente, Doerr, Jones, Moses, Pesky)
Contains 6 letters on 6/21/1936, at SLA, 7 (Almada, Cramer, Cronin, Kroner, McNair, Werber, Wilson)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1993, at NYA, 7 (Cooper, Darwin, Dawson, Melvin, Rivera, Vaughn, Zupcic)
Contains 7 letters on 4/15/1920, vs WS1, 6 (Hendryx, McInnis, McNally, Menosky, Russell, Walters)
  on 35 occasions, most recently on 8/18/2002, at MIN, 6 (Burkett, Daubach, Merloni, Ramirez, Sanchez, Varitek)
Contains 8 letters on 8/19/2009, at TOR, 6 (Buchholz, Ellsbury, Gonzalez, Kotchman, Martinez, Youkilis)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs CLE, 6 (Buchholz, Ellsbury, Gonzalez, Kotchman, Martinez, Youkilis)
Contains 9 letters on 9/17/1932, at DET, 4 (Alexander, Gallagher, Pickering, Spognardi)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 8/10/1996, at MIL, 4 (Greenwell, Jefferson, Rodriguez, Wakefield)
Contains 10 letters on 9/7/1970, at CLE, 4 (Conigliaro, Conigliaro, Montgomery, Petrocelli)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1970, at WS2, 4 (Conigliaro, Conigliaro, Montgomery, Petrocelli)
Contains 11 letters on 4/18/1952, vs PHA, 2 (Scarborough, Throneberry)
  on 212 occasions, most recently on 5/28/2003, at NYA, 2 (Garciaparra, Hillenbrand)
Contains 12 letters on 5/11/1934, vs CLE, 1 (Ostermueller)
  on 411 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2004, at BAL, 1 (Mientkiewicz)
Contains 14 letters on 8/12/2010, at TOR, 1 (Saltalamacchia)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2010, vs TOR, 1 (Saltalamacchia)

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

The most distinct letters on 9/27/1975, vs CLE, 25 (Beniquez, Burleson, Doyle, Evans, Fisk, Johnson, Lynn, Montgomery, Petrocelli, Wise, all but X)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1999, at CLE, 25 (Daubach, Garciaparra, Jefferson, Lewis, Martinez, Nixon, O'Leary, Offerman, Varitek, Veras, all but Q)
The fewest distinct letters on 9/28/1919, at WS1, 14 (Lamar, McGraw, McInnis, Roth, Schang, Scott, Shannon, Vitt, Wilhoit, all but BDEFJKPQUXYZ)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 7/17/1936, vs SLA, 14 (Cooke, Cramer, Cronin, Ferrell, Ferrell, Foxx, McNair, Melillo, Werber, all but DGHJPQSTUVYZ)
The most total letters on 9/14/1974, at MIL, 83 (Beniquez, Burleson, Carbo, Cleveland, Harper, Johnson, McAuliffe, Montgomery, Petrocelli, Yastrzemski)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/28/1995, at CAL, 83 (Chamberlain, Greenwell, Macfarlane, Naehring, Rhodes, Rodriguez, Rowland, Valentin, VanEgmond, Vaughn)
The fewest total letters on 6/19/1943, at NYA, 43 (Barna, Doerr, Fox, Judd, Lake, Lupien, Miles, Partee, Tabor)
The most Scrabble® points on 9/14/1974, at MIL, 170 (29 Yastrzemski, 28 Beniquez, 19 McAuliffe, 18 Montgomery, 17 Johnson, 15 Cleveland, 14 Petrocelli, 11 Harper, 10 Burleson, 9 Carbo)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 6/25/1927, vs WS1, 66 (9 Myer, 9 Shaner, 9 Tarbert, 7 Moore, 7 Rogell, 7 Russell, 7 Tobin, 6 Regan, 5 Todt)

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