Letters in the Chicago White Sox Lineup

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Starts with A on 4/15/1972, at KCA, 3 (Allen, Alvarado, Andrews)
  on 70 occasions, most recently on 6/30/1973, at OAK, 3 (Allen, Alvarado, Andrews)
Contains A on 6/27/1972, at KCA, 9 (Allen, Alvarado, Andrews, Bahnsen, Egan, May, Morales, Reichardt, Williams)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/16/1996, vs CLE, 9 (Alvarez, Baines, Durham, Martin, Martinez, Slaught, Tartabull, Thomas, Ventura)
Ends with A on 5/31/1991, vs OAK, 5 (Cora, Garcia, Pasqua, Sosa, Ventura)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/21/1991, vs TEX, 5 (Cora, Garcia, Pasqua, Sosa, Ventura)
Starts with B on 6/21/1976, at KCA, 4 (Bannister, Barrios, Bell, Bradford)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 8/27/1980, vs DET, 4 (Baines, Bell, Borgmann, Burns)
Contains B on 8/11/1978, vs DET, 5 (Bell, Blomberg, Bosley, Burns, Colbern)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/19/1992, vs DET, 5 (Abner, Bell, Beltre, Grebeck, Hibbard)
Ends with B on 5/18/1933, at PHA, 1 (Webb)
  on 332 occasions, most recently on 5/22/1993, vs OAK, 1 (Stieb)
Starts with C on 9/28/1924, vs DET, 4 (Clancy, Collins, Crouse, Cvengros)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 7/24/1986, at BAL, 4 (Calderon, Cangelosi, Cowley, Cruz)
Contains C on 7/29/1919, at NYA, 7 (Cicotte, Collins, Collins, Felsch, Jackson, McMullin, Schalk)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 5/18/1994, at CAL, 7 (Cora, Franco, Grebeck, Jackson, Karkovice, McDowell, Zupcic)
Ends with C on 9/4/1975, vs KCA, 1 (Kravec)
  on 135 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1994, at TEX, 1 (Zupcic)
Starts with D on 4/20/1956, at KC1, 3 (Doby, Donovan, Dropo)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1957, at DET, 3 (Doby, Donovan, Dropo)
Contains D on 9/21/2004, vs MIN, 7 (Borchard, Crede, Davis, Garland, Gload, Rowand, Valdez)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/27/2005, at KCA, 7 (Crede, Dye, Garland, Gload, Podsednik, Rowand, Widger)
Ends with D on 6/8/1967, vs BOS, 4 (Buford, Howard, Stroud, Ward)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2004, at KCA, 4 (Borchard, Garland, Gload, Rowand)
Starts with E on 9/7/1976, at OAK, 2 (Enright, Ewing)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1976, vs CAL, 2 (Essian, Ewing)
Contains E on 3/31/2008, at CLE, 10 (Buehrle, Cabrera, Crede, Dye, Konerko, Pierzynski, Ramirez, Swisher, Thome, Uribe)
  on 84 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs CLE, 10 (Buehrle, de Aza, Flowers, Konerko, Lillibridge, Morel, Pierre, Teahen, Viciedo, Vizquel)
Ends with E on 7/4/2008, vs OAK, 6 (Buehrle, Crede, Dye, Thome, Uribe, Wise)
Starts with F on 6/28/1924, vs SLA, 3 (Faber, Falk, French)
  on 75 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1991, vs MIN, 3 (Fernandez, Fisk, Fletcher)
Contains F on 7/22/1928, at NYA, 4 (Faber, Falk, Hunnefield, Redfern)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1991, at MIN, 4 (Fernandez, Fisk, Fletcher, Huff)
Ends with F on 9/12/1922, vs CLE, 1 (Duff)
  on 706 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1993, vs SEA, 1 (Huff)
Starts with G on 7/26/1985, vs BAL, 3 (Gamble, Gilbert, Guillen)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1991, at MIN, 3 (Garcia, Grebeck, Guillen)
Contains G on 9/22/1948, vs NYA, 6 (Appling, Delsing, Hodgin, Weigel, Wight, Wright)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1948, at CLE, 6 (Appling, Delsing, Hodgin, Weigel, Wight, Wright)
Ends with G on 7/26/1933, vs CLE, 2 (Appling, Heving)
  on 234 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1976, at KCA, 2 (Downing, Ewing)
Starts with H on 8/22/1933, vs BOS, 3 (Haas, Hayes, Heving)
  on 185 occasions, most recently on 8/29/1987, vs KCA, 3 (Hairston, Hassey, Hill)
Contains H on 8/3/1944, vs CLE, 7 (Curtright, Dickshot, Dietrich, Hodgin, Michaels, Schalk, Tresh)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 7/15/1949, vs WS1, 7 (Metkovich, Michaels, Philley, Rhawn, Souchock, Wheeler, Wight)
Ends with H on 5/8/1939, vs NYA, 3 (Kreevich, Smith, Tresh)
  on 89 occasions, most recently on 9/1/1954, at BOS, 3 (Dorish, Groth, Marsh)
Starts with I on 4/4/2005, vs CLE, 1 (Iguchi)
  on 353 occasions, most recently on 7/26/2007, vs DET, 1 (Iguchi)
Contains I on 4/17/1986, vs DET, 9 (Baines, Bonilla, Cangelosi, Davis, Fisk, Guillen, Kittle, Little, Skinner)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/27/1986, at DET, 9 (Baines, Bonilla, Cangelosi, Davis, Fisk, Guillen, Hill, Kittle, Little)
Ends with I on 5/7/1950, at PHA, 3 (Majeski, Masi, Ostrowski)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/21/1950, vs BOS, 3 (Majeski, Masi, Ostrowski)
Starts with J on 8/22/1919, vs WS1, 2 (Jackson, James)
  on 410 occasions, most recently on 9/17/2010, vs DET, 2 (Jackson, Jones)
Contains J on 8/22/1919, vs WS1, 2 (Jackson, James)
  on 434 occasions, most recently on 9/17/2010, vs DET, 2 (Jackson, Jones)
Starts with K on 5/7/1940, at PHA, 4 (Kennedy, Knott, Kreevich, Kuhel)
  on 63 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1941, at DET, 4 (Kennedy, Knickerbocker, Kreevich, Kuhel)
Contains K on 6/27/1983, at SEA, 7 (Dybzinski, Fisk, Kittle, Koosman, Luzinski, Paciorek, Walker)
Ends with K on 8/16/1922, at BOS, 4 (Falk, Mack, Schalk, Strunk)
Starts with L on 9/14/1982, vs CAL, 5 (Lamp, Law, Law, Loviglio, Luzinski)
Contains L on 8/8/1985, vs BOS, 9 (Fletcher, Guillen, Hill, Hulett, Kittle, Nelson, Nichols, Salazar, Walker)
Ends with L on 4/24/1932, at DET, 3 (Campbell, Cissell, Fothergill)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 6/3/1955, vs NYA, 3 (Carrasquel, Kell, Marshall)
Starts with M on 9/22/1970, vs KCA, 6 (Magnuson, May, McCraw, McKinney, Melton, Morales)
Contains M on 9/22/1970, vs KCA, 8 (Herrmann, Magnuson, May, McCraw, McKinney, Melton, Morales, Williams)
Ends with M on 5/21/1923, vs NYA, 2 (Graham, Kamm)
  on 57 occasions, most recently on 8/30/1998, vs TEX, 2 (Durham, Fordham)
Starts with N on 9/18/1977, vs CAL, 2 (Nahorodny, Nordhagen)
  on 89 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1999, at TEX, 2 (Navarro, Norton)
Contains N on 5/18/1974, vs OAK, 9 (Allen, Brinkman, Dent, Downing, Henderson, Johnson, Melton, Moran, Santo)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2000, vs BOS, 9 (Baines, Beirne, Graffanino, Johnson, Konerko, Norton, Ordonez, Singleton, Valentin)
Ends with N on 9/13/1974, vs CAL, 7 (Hairston, Henderson, Johnson, Johnson, Leon, Nyman, Stein)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1981, at NYA, 7 (Almon, Baumgarten, Essian, Johnson, Lemon, Morrison, Nordhagen)
Starts with O on 9/29/1970, at CAL, 2 (O'Brien, Ortiz)
  on 204 occasions, most recently on 5/23/2004, at MIN, 2 (Olivo, Ordonez)
Contains O on 6/4/1978, at KCA, 10 (Bosley, Johnson, Lemon, Moore, Nahorodny, Nordhagen, Orta, Pryor, Soderholm, Wood)
Ends with O on 5/23/1956, vs BAL, 4 (Aparicio, Dropo, Esposito, Minoso)
  on 47 occasions, most recently on 8/2/1998, at TEX, 4 (Caruso, Cordero, Machado, Navarro)
Starts with P on 6/4/1957, vs BOS, 3 (Philley, Phillips, Pierce)
  on 41 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2010, at ANA, 3 (Pena, Pierre, Pierzynski)
Contains P on 6/3/1949, vs NYA, 5 (Appling, Philley, Pierce, Rapp, Tipton)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 8/2/1969, at DET, 5 (Aparicio, Hopkins, Knoop, Pavletich, Peters)
Ends with P on 4/15/1982, at BOS, 2 (Kemp, Lamp)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1982, at MIN, 2 (Kemp, Lamp)
Starts with Q on 5/14/1972, vs BAL, 1 (Qualls)
  on 353 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs BOS, 1 (Quentin)
Contains Q on 4/9/1988, vs SEA, 2 (Manrique, Pasqua)
  on 192 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs BOS, 2 (Quentin, Vizquel)
Starts with R on 9/11/1938, at DET, 4 (Radcliff, Rensa, Rigney, Rosenthal)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1952, vs WS1, 4 (Rivera, Robinson, Rodriguez, Rogovin)
Contains R on 6/9/1978, at TEX, 10 (Blomberg, Breazeale, Cruz, Garr, Kessinger, Molinaro, Nahorodny, Orta, Soderholm, Torrealba)
Ends with R on 6/2/1938, at WS1, 5 (Berger, Gabler, Schlueter, Steinbacher, Walker)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/1/1985, at BOS, 5 (Fletcher, Salazar, Skinner, Spillner, Walker)
Starts with S on 5/20/1922, at WS1, 4 (Schalk, Schupp, Sheely, Strunk)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 8/26/1978, vs CLE, 4 (Soderholm, Spencer, Squires, Stone)
Contains S on 8/30/1920, at BOS, 8 (Collins, Collins, Felsch, Jackson, Risberg, Schalk, Strunk, Williams)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 8/16/1992, vs NYA, 8 (Fisk, Johnson, McCaskill, Pasqua, Raines, Sax, Sveum, Thomas)
Ends with S on 4/13/1933, at SLA, 6 (Dykes, Haas, Hayes, Kress, Lyons, Simmons)
  on 39 occasions, most recently on 8/29/1934, at NYA, 6 (Dykes, Haas, Hayes, Hopkins, Lyons, Simmons)
Starts with T on 4/21/1944, at SLA, 3 (Trosky, Tucker, Turner)
  on 138 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1996, vs KCA, 3 (Tapani, Tartabull, Thomas)
Contains T on 9/17/1995, vs SEA, 7 (Martin, Martinez, Mouton, Sirotka, Thomas, Tremie, Ventura)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/17/1996, at MIN, 7 (Kreuter, Martin, Martinez, Mouton, Tapani, Tartabull, Ventura)
Ends with T on 7/28/1944, vs WS1, 4 (Carnett, Curtright, Dickshot, Lopat)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/18/1945, vs BOS, 4 (Curtright, Dickshot, Hockett, Lopat)
Starts with U on 4/26/1934, at DET, 1 (Uhalt)
  on 674 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2008, vs MIN, 1 (Uribe)
Contains U on 6/23/1991, vs TEX, 6 (Guillen, Hough, Merullo, Pasqua, Ventura, Wakamatsu)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/20/1996, vs MIN, 6 (Durham, Guillen, Mouton, Slaught, Tartabull, Ventura)
Ends with U on 5/22/1991, at CAL, 1 (Wakamatsu)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/3/1991, at SEA, 1 (Wakamatsu)
Starts with V on 8/3/1975, at MIN, 2 (Varney, Vuckovich)
  on 38 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs CLE, 2 (Viciedo, Vizquel)
Contains V on 9/9/1992, vs DET, 4 (Alvarez, Karkovice, Sveum, Ventura)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 8/28/1997, at TOR, 4 (Karkovice, Navarro, Valdez, Ventura)
Starts with W on 5/6/1942, at BOS, 3 (Webb, Wells, West)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 8/26/1968, vs DET, 3 (Wagner, Ward, Williams)
Contains W on 6/26/1967, at BAL, 5 (Howard, Kenworthy, McCraw, Ward, Weis)
Ends with W on 8/8/1983, at DET, 3 (Law, Law, Tidrow)
Contains X on 6/29/1962, vs CLE, 2 (Fox, Maxwell)
  on 81 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1963, vs BAL, 2 (Fox, Maxwell)
Ends with X on 4/15/1928, vs SLA, 1 (Cox)
  on 2430 occasions, most recently on 6/16/2010, at PIT, 1 (Nix)
Starts with Y on 5/24/1921, vs WS1, 1 (Yaryan)
  on 145 occasions, most recently on 5/29/1976, at OAK, 1 (Yancy)
Contains Y on 4/26/1930, at SLA, 5 (Autry, Clancy, Jolley, Lyons, Reynolds)
  on 34 occasions, most recently on 6/19/1968, vs CLE, 5 (Berry, Causey, Kenworthy, McNertney, Priddy)
Ends with Y on 9/15/1946, vs BOS, 5 (Kennedy, Kolloway, Philley, Rigney, Trosky)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/19/1968, vs CLE, 5 (Berry, Causey, Kenworthy, McNertney, Priddy)
Starts with Z on 4/17/1951, at SLA, 2 (Zarilla, Zernial)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 4/21/1951, vs DET, 2 (Zarilla, Zernial)
Contains Z on 9/21/2010, at OAK, 5 (de Aza, Pierzynski, Ramirez, Ramirez, Vizquel)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2010, vs BOS, 5 (de Aza, Pierzynski, Ramirez, Ramirez, Vizquel)
Ends with Z on 9/4/1988, at CLE, 3 (Diaz, Martinez, Perez)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 4/13/1996, vs OAK, 3 (Alvarez, Martinez, Munoz)
Contains any double letter on 8/25/1923, vs BOS, 7 (Barrett, Collins, Gillenwater, Hooper, Kamm, McClellan, Sheely)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 7/20/1986, at NYA, 7 (Allen, Bonilla, Guillen, Hulett, Kittle, Skinner, Tolleson)
Ends with any double letter on 5/29/1929, vs CLE, 4 (Cissell, Kamm, Kerr, Taitt)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 8/28/1930, at CLE, 4 (Cissell, Fothergill, Kamm, Kerr)
Starts with any vowel on 6/29/1972, vs OAK, 5 (Allen, Alvarado, Andrews, Egan, Orta)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 4/25/2007, vs DET, 5 (Anderson, Erstad, Iguchi, Ozuna, Uribe)
Contains nary an E on 5/7/1957, vs BOS, 9 (Aparicio, Doby, Donovan, Dropo, Fox, Landis, Lollar, Minoso, Phillips)
  on 36 occasions, most recently on 6/9/1962, at MIN, 9 (Aparicio, Cunningham, Fox, Landis, Lollar, Robinson, Smith, Smith, Wynn)
Ends with any vowel on 7/22/2006, vs TEX, 9 (Crede, Dye, Garcia, Iguchi, Konerko, Ozuna, Pierzynski, Thome, Uribe)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2008, vs CLE, 9 (Buehrle, Cabrera, Dye, Griffey, Konerko, Pierzynski, Thome, Uribe, Wise)
Contains 3 letters on 9/21/1954, at CLE, 2 (Fox, Jok)
  on 328 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2009, vs DET, 2 (Dye, Nix)
Contains 4 letters on 8/14/1927, at CLE, 5 (Berg, Falk, Kamm, Neis, Ward)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1978, vs NYA, 5 (Bell, Cruz, Garr, Orta, Wood)
Contains 5 letters on 6/10/1932, vs WS1, 6 (Berry, Hayes, Jones, Kress, Seeds, Selph)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 8/29/1932, at NYA, 6 (Grube, Hayes, Jones, Kress, Seeds, Selph)
Contains 6 letters on 6/1/1985, vs KCA, 7 (Baines, Gamble, Hulett, Kittle, Little, Lollar, Walker)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 8/24/1986, at TEX, 7 (Baines, Boston, Cowley, Foster, Hassey, Hulett, Morman)
Contains 7 letters on 8/3/2008, at KCA, 7 (Cabrera, Griffey, Konerko, Quentin, Ramirez, Richard, Swisher)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/8/2008, vs BOS, 7 (Buehrle, Cabrera, Griffey, Konerko, Quentin, Ramirez, Swisher)
Contains 8 letters on 4/30/1989, at NYA, 6 (Calderon, Manrique, Martinez, Robidoux, Schaefer, Williams)
Contains 9 letters on 5/3/1978, at MIL, 5 (Bannister, Kessinger, Nahorodny, Nordhagen, Soderholm)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 5/23/1979, vs OAK, 5 (Bannister, Kessinger, Nahorodny, Nordhagen, Soderholm)
Contains 10 letters on 6/29/1926, at CLE, 2 (Hunnefield, Steengrafe)
  on 95 occasions, most recently on 9/19/1980, at MIN, 2 (Baumgarten, Sutherland)
Contains 11 letters on 4/13/1927, at CLE, 2 (Blankenship, Peckinpaugh)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1963, vs LAA, 2 (DeBusschere, Hershberger)
Contains 12 letters on 9/28/1952, vs SLA, 1 (Landenberger)
Contains 13 letters on 4/15/1941, at CLE, 1 (Knickerbocker)
  on 89 occasions, most recently on 8/16/1946, at DET, 1 (Hollingsworth)

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The most distinct letters on 6/3/1950, at NYA, 24 (Adams, Carrasquel, Fox, Majeski, Malone, Philley, Rickert, Robinson, Wight, all but VZ)
  on 45 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2010, vs CLE, 24 (de Aza, Flowers, Kotsay, Lillibridge, Morel, Pena, Pierre, Teahen, Viciedo, Vizquel, all but JX)
The fewest distinct letters on 4/7/1974, vs CAL, 13 (Allen, Dent, Henderson, Herrmann, Kaat, Kelly, May, Melton, Orta, Santo, all but BCFGIJPQUVWXZ)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1974, vs BOS, 13 (Allen, Dent, Henderson, Henderson, Herrmann, May, Melton, Orta, Santo, Sharp, all but BCFGIJKQUVWXZ)
The most total letters on 6/18/1978, vs KCA, 80 (Bannister, Johnson, Kessinger, Lemon, Nahorodny, Nordhagen, Pryor, Schueler, Soderholm, Washington)
The fewest total letters on 9/6/1966, at MIN, 44 (Adair, Agee, Berry, Buford, John, McCraw, Romano, Ward, Weis)
The most Scrabble® points on 9/28/2010, vs BOS, 173 (28 Pierzynski, 28 Vizquel, 20 Jackson, 18 Ramirez, 18 Ramirez, 16 Quentin, 15 de Aza, 15 Konerko, 8 Pierre, 7 Morel)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 8/3/1976, vs OAK, 67 (11 Hairston, 11 Spencer, 7 Lemon, 7 Odom, 6 Bell, 6 Essian, 5 Dent, 5 Garr, 5 Stein, 4 Orta)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1976, vs OAK, 67 (11 Hairston, 11 Spencer, 7 Brett, 7 Lemon, 6 Bell, 6 Essian, 5 Dent, 5 Garr, 5 Stein, 4 Orta)

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