Letters in the Chicago Cubs Lineup

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Starts with A on 5/30/1960, at SFN, 4 (Altman, Anderson, Ashburn, Averill)
Contains A on 6/5/1949, at PHI, 9 (Cavarretta, Edwards, Lade, Mauch, Pafko, Smalley, Verban, Walker, Walker)
  on 55 occasions, most recently on 6/27/2004, at CHA, 9 (Alou, Bako, Hollandsworth, Maddux, Martinez, Patterson, Ramirez, Sosa, Walker)
Ends with A on 9/10/2000, vs HOU, 3 (Ojeda, Sosa, Zuleta)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 6/13/2001, at ARI, 3 (Ojeda, Sosa, Zuleta)
Starts with B on 7/2/1963, vs NYN, 6 (Banks, Bertell, Brock, Buhl, Burke, Burton)
Contains B on 7/2/1963, vs NYN, 6 (Banks, Bertell, Brock, Buhl, Burke, Burton)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/11/1964, vs SLN, 6 (Banks, Bertell, Broglio, Burton, Campbell, Gabrielson)
Ends with B on 4/12/1927, vs SLN, 1 (Webb)
  on 121 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1976, at PIT, 1 (Tabb)
Starts with C on 9/16/1933, vs NY1, 3 (Camilli, Campbell, Cuyler)
  on 34 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2010, at FLO, 3 (Castro, Coleman, Colvin)
Contains C on 6/8/1948, vs BSN, 7 (Cavarretta, Culler, Jeffcoat, Nicholson, Scheffing, Schenz, Schmitz)
Ends with C on 4/12/1981, vs NYN, 1 (Kravec)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 8/15/1982, at NYN, 1 (Kravec)
Starts with D on 4/7/1987, vs SLN, 6 (Davis, Dawson, Dayett, Dernier, Dunston, Durham)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 6/15/1987, vs PHI, 6 (Davis, Dawson, Dayett, Dernier, Dunston, Durham)
Contains D on 4/12/1987, at PHI, 9 (Davis, Dawson, Dayett, Dernier, Dunston, Durham, Maddux, Moreland, Sandberg)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/30/1987, at ATL, 9 (Davis, Dawson, Dayett, Dernier, Dunston, Durham, Maddux, Moreland, Sandberg)
Ends with D on 9/6/2000, at COL, 4 (Buford, Gload, Reed, Wood)
Starts with E on 9/27/1944, at PHI, 2 (Elko, Erickson)
Contains E on 8/13/1919, at BRO, 9 (Barber, Deal, Hendrix, Herzog, Hollocher, Magee, Merkle, O'Farrell, Robertson)
  on 38 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1996, vs PIT, 9 (Gomez, Gonzalez, Grace, Jennings, McRae, Sanchez, Sandberg, Servais, Trachsel)
Ends with E on 4/2/1997, at FLO, 4 (Glanville, Grace, McRae, Orie)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1997, vs SFN, 4 (Glanville, Grace, McRae, Orie)
Starts with F on 7/2/2009, vs MIL, 4 (Fontenot, Fox, Fukudome, Fuld)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/23/2009, at LAN, 4 (Fontenot, Fox, Fukudome, Fuld)
Contains F on 5/24/1925, at CIN, 4 (Freigau, Friberg, Griffith, Kaufmann)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2009, vs PIT, 4 (Fontenot, Fukudome, Fuld, Hoffpauir)
Ends with F on 4/24/1919, vs PIT, 1 (Kilduff)
  on 525 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2002, at PIT, 1 (McGriff)
Starts with G on 8/12/2000, vs CIN, 5 (Garibay, Girardi, Grace, Greene, Gutierrez)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/8/2000, vs HOU, 5 (Girardi, Gload, Grace, Greene, Gutierrez)
Contains G on 7/8/1924, vs BRO, 6 (Aldridge, Friberg, Grantham, Grigsby, Grimes, Vogel)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/8/2000, vs HOU, 6 (Girardi, Gload, Grace, Greene, Gutierrez, Young)
Ends with G on 9/23/1919, at SLN, 2 (Friberg, Herzog)
  on 159 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1994, at PHI, 2 (Sandberg, Young)
Starts with H on 8/30/1933, at BRO, 5 (Hack, Hartnett, Hendrick, Herman, Herman)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 8/23/1934, vs BRO, 5 (Hack, Hartnett, Herman, Herman, Hurst)
Contains H on 5/23/1923, at BSN, 7 (Callaghan, Dumovich, Grantham, Hartnett, Heathcote, Hollocher, Kelleher)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1934, vs CIN, 7 (Bush, English, Hack, Hartnett, Herman, Herman, Hurst)
Ends with H on 9/7/1931, vs SLN, 3 (English, Kreevich, Smith)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1971, vs PHI, 3 (North, Popovich, Rudolph)
Starts with I on 4/17/1956, at MLN, 1 (Irvin)
  on 153 occasions, most recently on 7/14/2007, vs HOU, 1 (Izturis)
Contains I on 7/5/1970, vs PIT, 8 (Callison, Hiatt, Hickman, Jenkins, Kessinger, Popovich, Smith, Williams)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/6/1971, at PIT, 8 (Davis, Hickman, Kessinger, Martin, Pepitone, Pizarro, Popovich, Williams)
Ends with I on 6/22/1951, vs NY1, 3 (Borkowski, Hermanski, Ramazzotti)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1999, vs HOU, 3 (Gaetti, Morandini, Tapani)
Starts with J on 7/2/1925, vs SLN, 2 (Jacobs, Jahn)
  on 313 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1997, vs SLN, 2 (Jennings, Johnson)
Contains J on 7/2/1925, vs SLN, 2 (Jacobs, Jahn)
  on 370 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2009, at MIL, 2 (Johnson, Samardzija)
Starts with K on 6/13/1965, vs CIN, 4 (Kessinger, Koonce, Krug, Kuenn)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/17/1965, at LAN, 4 (Kessinger, Koonce, Krug, Kuenn)
Contains K on 6/7/1955, at PIT, 7 (Baker, Banks, Hacker, Jackson, King, Miksis, Speake)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/14/1955, vs MLN, 7 (Baker, Banks, Hacker, Jackson, King, Miksis, Speake)
Ends with K on 9/11/1974, at MON, 3 (LaCock, Madlock, Stelmaszek)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1974, vs MON, 3 (LaCock, Madlock, Stelmaszek)
Starts with L on 6/1/1957, at CIN, 3 (Littlefield, Littrell, Long)
Contains L on 8/20/1930, vs PHI, 9 (Blair, Cuyler, English, Farrell, Kelly, Nelson, Taylor, Taylor, Wilson)
Ends with L on 6/2/1960, at LAN, 4 (Averill, Cardwell, Kindall, Will)
Starts with M on 6/26/1919, vs SLN, 4 (Magee, Mann, Martin, Merkle)
  on 129 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2006, vs MIL, 4 (Mabry, Marshall, Moore, Murton)
Contains M on 7/2/1933, at BRO, 7 (Campbell, Demaree, Grimm, Herman, Herman, Malone, Mosolf)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/10/1987, vs LAN, 7 (Brumley, Durham, Maddux, Martinez, Moreland, Mumphrey, Palmeiro)
Ends with M on 4/16/1935, vs SLN, 2 (Grimm, Lindstrom)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1981, vs SLN, 2 (Durham, Lum)
Starts with N on 4/15/1941, vs PIT, 2 (Nicholson, Novikoff)
  on 248 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2000, vs PHI, 2 (Nation, Nieves)
Contains N on 9/28/1929, vs CIN, 8 (English, Gonzalez, Hornsby, Malone, McMillan, Stephenson, Tolson, Wilson)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1992, vs CIN, 8 (Daniels, Dascenzo, Dawson, Morgan, Sanchez, Sandberg, Vizcaino, Wilkins)
Ends with N on 6/29/1980, vs SLN, 6 (Henderson, Johnson, Kingman, Martin, McGlothen, Tyson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/8/1990, vs ATL, 6 (Dawson, Dunston, McClendon, Walton, Wilkerson, Wilson)
Starts with O on 4/22/1922, vs CIN, 2 (O'Farrell, Osborne)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2003, at LAN, 2 (O'Leary, Ojeda)
Contains O on 8/3/1946, at BSN, 8 (Borowy, Johnson, Livingston, Lowrey, Nicholson, Ostrowski, Pafko, Sturgeon)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 6/23/2009, at DET, 8 (Blanco, Fontenot, Fukudome, Hoffpauir, Soriano, Soto, Theriot, Zambrano)
Ends with O on 9/17/2006, vs CIN, 4 (Blanco, Cedeno, Soto, Zambrano)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 9/10/2010, at MIL, 4 (Castro, Soriano, Soto, Zambrano)
Starts with P on 7/31/2006, vs ARI, 4 (Pagan, Perez, Pierre, Prior)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2006, at MIL, 4 (Pagan, Perez, Pierre, Prior)
Contains P on 4/11/2005, vs SDN, 4 (Dempster, Garciaparra, Patterson, Perez)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2006, at MIL, 4 (Pagan, Perez, Pierre, Prior)
Ends with P on 10/6/1929, vs PIT, 1 (Grampp)
  on 137 occasions, most recently on 6/3/1990, at SLN, 1 (Blankenship)
Starts with Q on 4/17/1969, at SLN, 1 (Qualls)
  on 64 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2000, at PIT, 1 (Quevedo)
Contains Q on 5/21/1954, vs MLN, 1 (Marquez)
  on 193 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2008, at NYN, 1 (Marquis)
Starts with R on 6/19/1939, vs BRO, 3 (Reynolds, Root, Russell)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1972, vs PHI, 3 (Reuschel, Rosello, Rudolph)
Contains R on 9/16/1975, vs PIT, 9 (Cardenal, Kessinger, Mitterwald, Morales, Reuschel, Rosello, Thornton, Trillo, Tyrone)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/10/1998, at MIN, 9 (Alexander, Blauser, Brown, Grace, Hernandez, Morandini, Rodriguez, Servais, Trachsel)
Ends with R on 5/18/1919, at BRO, 5 (Alexander, Barber, Hollocher, Killefer, Lear)
  on 34 occasions, most recently on 7/18/1978, vs SFN, 5 (Biittner, Buckner, Kelleher, Murcer, Rader)
Starts with S on 9/25/1949, at SLN, 5 (Sauer, Scheffing, Schmitz, Serena, Smalley)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 4/22/1997, at MON, 5 (Sanchez, Sandberg, Servais, Sosa, Swartzbaugh)
Contains S on 8/16/1964, vs PIT, 9 (Banks, Clemens, Gabrielson, Rodgers, Roznovsky, Santo, Slaughter, Stewart, Williams)
Ends with S on 9/19/1962, at PHI, 6 (Banks, Hubbs, Mathews, Rodgers, Steevens, Williams)
Starts with T on 7/13/1958, vs PHI, 4 (Tanner, Taylor, Taylor, Thomson)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/24/1958, vs PHI, 4 (Tanner, Taylor, Taylor, Thomson)
Contains T on 8/28/1946, vs BRO, 8 (Cavarretta, Livingston, Ostrowski, Rickert, Schmitz, Stringer, Sturgeon, Waitkus)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/1/1946, at CIN, 8 (Cavarretta, Livingston, Ostrowski, Rickert, Schmitz, Stringer, Sturgeon, Waitkus)
Ends with T on 4/24/1927, at CIN, 3 (Hartnett, Root, Scott)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 7/30/2009, vs HOU, 3 (Fontenot, Hart, Theriot)
Starts with U on 8/18/1968, vs CIN, 1 (Upham)
Contains U on 4/13/2001, vs PIT, 6 (Buford, Gutierrez, Hundley, Mueller, Young, Zuleta)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/31/2001, at ATL, 6 (Cruz, Gutierrez, Hundley, Mueller, Tucker, Young)
Ends with U on 5/24/1925, at CIN, 1 (Freigau)
  on 944 occasions, most recently on 5/28/2006, vs ATL, 1 (Ryu)
Starts with V on 5/5/1991, at ATL, 2 (Villanueva, Vizcaino)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 6/20/1992, at PHI, 2 (Villanueva, Vizcaino)
Contains V on 9/13/1941, vs PHI, 3 (Cavarretta, Eaves, Novikoff)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1996, vs PHI, 3 (Glanville, Navarro, Servais)
Starts with W on 4/9/1989, vs PIT, 4 (Walton, Webster, Wilkerson, Wrona)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/28/1990, at LAN, 4 (Walton, Wilkerson, Wilson, Wynne)
Contains W on 4/9/1989, vs PIT, 5 (Dawson, Walton, Webster, Wilkerson, Wrona)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/28/1990, at LAN, 5 (Dawson, Walton, Wilkerson, Wilson, Wynne)
Ends with W on 4/20/1920, at SLN, 1 (Gaw)
  on 480 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1989, at SLN, 1 (Law)
Contains X on 5/9/1919, vs CIN, 1 (Alexander)
  on 846 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs ARI, 1 (Fox)
Ends with X on 5/12/1919, at PIT, 1 (Hendrix)
  on 491 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs ARI, 1 (Fox)
Starts with Y on 4/29/1921, at PIT, 1 (York)
  on 475 occasions, most recently on 10/7/2001, vs PIT, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 8/31/1930, vs SLN, 5 (Cuyler, Kelly, Petty, Taylor, Taylor)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/21/1958, vs PIT, 5 (Drabowsky, Goryl, Moryn, Taylor, Taylor)
Ends with Y on 7/2/1920, at CIN, 3 (Daly, Terry, Twombly)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 8/16/2010, vs SDN, 3 (Barney, Gorzelanny, Nady)
Starts with Z on 4/12/1960, at LAN, 1 (Zimmer)
  on 619 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at HOU, 1 (Zambrano)
Contains Z on 6/10/1992, at SLN, 4 (Dascenzo, Salazar, Sanchez, Vizcaino)
  on 68 occasions, most recently on 8/22/2005, vs ATL, 4 (Burnitz, Perez, Ramirez, Zambrano)
Ends with Z on 5/27/1998, vs PHI, 4 (Gonzalez, Hernandez, Martinez, Rodriguez)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/31/2003, vs MIL, 4 (Cruz, Gonzalez, Martinez, Ramirez)
Contains any double letter on 5/20/1940, at BRO, 7 (Cavarretta, Gleeson, Lee, Mattick, Rogell, Russell, Todd)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 7/25/1976, at SLN, 7 (Biittner, Kelleher, Mitterwald, Rosello, Summers, Trillo, Wallis)
Ends with any double letter on 5/30/1960, at SFN, 5 (Averill, Bouchee, Drott, Kindall, Will)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/2/1960, at LAN, 5 (Averill, Bouchee, Cardwell, Kindall, Will)
Starts with any vowel on 7/13/1923, at BRO, 4 (Adams, Elliott, O'Farrell, Osborne)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 7/9/1960, at SFN, 4 (Altman, Ashburn, Averill, Ellsworth)
Contains nary an E on 4/27/1958, at SFN, 9 (Banks, Drott, Goryl, Long, Moryn, Taylor, Taylor, Thomson, Walls)
  on 85 occasions, most recently on 6/17/1970, at SFN, 9 (Banks, Callison, Gagliano, Hiatt, Hickman, Holtzman, Popovich, Santo, Williams)
Ends with any vowel on 6/13/1950, at BRO, 7 (Borkowski, Cavarretta, Northey, Ramazzotti, Serena, Smalley, Voiselle)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 6/26/2010, at CHA, 7 (Castro, Fukudome, Lee, Nady, Silva, Soriano, Soto)
Contains 3 letters on 4/17/2007, vs SDN, 2 (Lee, Pie)
  on 95 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs ARI, 2 (Fox, Lee)
Contains 4 letters on 9/8/2002, at SLN, 6 (Alou, Choi, Hill, Orie, Sosa, Wood)
Contains 5 letters on 7/26/1956, at PIT, 8 (Baker, Banks, Chiti, Drake, Fondy, Irvin, Jones, Moryn)
Contains 6 letters on 8/29/1933, at BRO, 7 (Cuyler, Herman, Herman, Jurges, Koenig, Malone, Mosolf)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/30/2006, vs CIN, 7 (Blanco, Cedeno, Maddux, Murton, Pierre, Walker, Womack)
Contains 7 letters on 6/5/1960, at LAN, 6 (Ashburn, Bouchee, Freeman, Gernert, Kindall, Thacker)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 5/2/2007, at PIT, 6 (Barrett, Izturis, Marquis, Ramirez, Soriano, Theriot)
Contains 8 letters on 8/8/1987, at NYN, 7 (Martinez, Moreland, Mumphrey, Palmeiro, Quinones, Sandberg, Sundberg)
Contains 9 letters on 6/4/1922, vs CIN, 4 (Alexander, Callaghan, Heathcote, Hollocher)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1999, vs MIL, 4 (Alexander, Hernandez, Morandini, Rodriguez)
Contains 10 letters on 7/25/1943, vs NY1, 3 (Cavarretta, Hanyzewski, McCullough)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 6/22/1951, vs NY1, 3 (Cavarretta, Klippstein, Ramazzotti)
Contains 11 letters on 9/24/1941, at CIN, 1 (Lanfranconi)
  on 318 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2005, at HOU, 1 (Garciaparra)
Contains 12 letters on 4/16/1940, at CIN, 1 (Dallessandro)
  on 647 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2004, vs ATL, 1 (Grudzielanek)
Contains 13 letters on 6/1/1940, vs BRO, 1 (Raffensberger)
  on 108 occasions, most recently on 8/29/2005, vs LAN, 1 (Hollandsworth)

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The most distinct letters on 6/25/1953, vs PHI, 24 (Baumholtz, Brown, Fondy, Garagiola, Jackson, Kiner, Metkovich, Miksis, Pollet, all but QX)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/23/1973, at SLN, 24 (Beckert, Bourque, Cardenal, Fanzone, Jenkins, Kessinger, Monday, Rudolph, Williams, all but VX)
The fewest distinct letters on 5/25/1936, at SLN, 14 (Allen, Demaree, English, Galan, Grimm, Hack, Hartnett, Herman, Lee, all but BFJOPQUVWXYZ)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 8/24/2008, vs WAS, 14 (DeRosa, Edmonds, Fontenot, Harden, Ramirez, Soriano, Soto, Theriot, Ward, all but BCGJKLPQUVXY)
The most total letters on 8/23/1946, vs BSN, 81 (Cavarretta, Dallessandro, Erickson, Livingston, Nicholson, Ostrowski, Rickert, Stringer, Sturgeon)
The fewest total letters on 7/29/1956, at BRO, 43 (Baker, Banks, Chiti, Davis, Drake, Fondy, Hoak, King, Moryn)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/21/2000, at ATL, 43 (Buford, Grace, Hill, Nieves, Ojeda, Reed, Sosa, Wood, Young)
The most Scrabble® points on 6/22/1951, vs NY1, 170 (30 Ramazzotti, 23 Jeffcoat, 22 Borkowski, 20 Jackson, 18 Hermanski, 18 Klippstein, 15 Cavarretta, 12 Edwards, 12 Miksis)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 6/7/2010, at PIT, 69 (11 Baker, 10 Byrd, 10 Theriot, 8 Castro, 8 Nady, 8 Silva, 7 Soriano, 4 Soto, 3 Lee)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/17/2010, vs OAK, 69 (11 Baker, 10 Byrd, 10 Theriot, 8 Castro, 8 Nady, 8 Wells, 7 Soriano, 4 Soto, 3 Lee)

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