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When did the Detroit Tigers use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 7/31/1919, at BOS, 2 (Ainsmith, Ayers)
  on 122 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2000, vs MIN, 2 (Allen, Ausmus)
Contains A on 7/22/2009, vs SEA, 10 (Anderson, Cabrera, Galarraga, Granderson, Laird, Polanco, Raburn, Santiago, Thames, Thomas)
Ends with A on 7/5/2008, at SEA, 4 (Cabrera, Galarraga, Renteria, Sardinha)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2010, at CLE, 4 (Avila, Cabrera, Galarraga, Peralta)
Starts with B on 8/7/1962, at CLE, 5 (Boros, Brown, Bruton, Buddin, Bunning)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/17/1962, at CHA, 5 (Boros, Brown, Bruton, Buddin, Bunning)
Contains B on 9/5/1940, vs CLE, 6 (Bartell, Bridges, Campbell, Greenberg, Stainback, Tebbetts)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/5/1959, vs BOS, 6 (Berberet, Bolling, Bridges, Bunning, Doby, Osborne)
Ends with B on 4/25/1919, vs CLE, 1 (Cobb)
  on 1966 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1987, vs BAL, 1 (Grubb)
Starts with C on 8/14/2001, vs ANA, 5 (Cardona, Cedeno, Clark, Cornejo, Cruz)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2001, at CHA, 5 (Cardona, Cedeno, Clark, Cornejo, Cruz)
Contains C on 5/20/2001, at TBA, 8 (Cedeno, Clark, Cruz, Encarnacion, Fick, Jackson, Macias, Mlicki)
Starts with D on 9/23/1932, vs SLA, 3 (Davis, Desautels, Doljack)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1932, vs SLA, 3 (Davis, Desautels, Doljack)
Contains D on 9/24/1932, vs SLA, 5 (Bridges, Davis, Desautels, Doljack, Richardson)
  on 73 occasions, most recently on 6/5/2009, vs ANA, 5 (Anderson, Granderson, Laird, Ordonez, Verlander)
Ends with D on 4/28/1953, vs BOS, 3 (Friend, Hatfield, Lund)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1990, at MIL, 3 (Aldred, Rowland, Ward)
Starts with E on 4/30/1919, vs CHA, 2 (Ellison, Erickson)
  on 403 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2001, at CHA, 2 (Easley, Encarnacion)
Contains E on 9/22/1974, at MIL, 10 (Coleman, Freehan, Kaline, LeFlore, Meyer, Roberts, Rodriguez, Sanders, Sutherland, Veryzer)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 7/22/2007, vs KCA, 10 (Casey, Granderson, Guillen, Infante, Inge, Monroe, Ordonez, Rabelo, Robertson, Sheffield)
Ends with E on 6/5/1954, at BOS, 5 (Boone, House, Kaline, Marlowe, Tuttle)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 4/24/2003, at OAK, 5 (Infante, Inge, Kingsale, Monroe, Paquette)
Starts with F on 5/24/1994, vs CAL, 4 (Felix, Fielder, Flaherty, Fryman)
  on 42 occasions, most recently on 5/18/1996, vs CHA, 4 (Farrell, Fielder, Flaherty, Fryman)
Contains F on 7/31/1952, vs PHA, 4 (Federoff, Hatfield, Hoeft, Swift)
  on 47 occasions, most recently on 5/18/1996, vs CHA, 4 (Farrell, Fielder, Flaherty, Fryman)
Ends with F on 5/21/1941, at NYA, 1 (Radcliff)
  on 234 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2009, vs CHA, 1 (Huff)
Starts with G on 5/13/1937, vs BOS, 4 (Gehringer, Gill, Goslin, Greenberg)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/25/1993, vs SEA, 4 (Gibson, Gladden, Gomez, Gullickson)
Contains G on 4/9/2006, at TEX, 7 (Granderson, Guillen, Inge, Rodriguez, Rogers, Santiago, Young)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/13/2006, vs TBA, 7 (Gomez, Granderson, Guillen, Inge, Rodriguez, Rogers, Santiago)
Ends with G on 7/29/1955, at BOS, 3 (Bunning, Delsing, Malmberg)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/25/1958, at CLE, 3 (Bolling, Bolling, Bunning)
Starts with H on 7/4/1942, at CLE, 4 (Harris, Henshaw, Higgins, Hitchcock)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1997, at NYA, 4 (Hamelin, Higginson, Hunter, Hurst)
Contains H on 9/25/1920, at SLA, 7 (Ainsmith, Bush, Conkwright, Heilmann, Huber, Shorten, Veach)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1969, at WS2, 7 (Cash, Freehan, Horton, Lolich, Matchick, Northrup, Tresh)
Ends with H on 4/25/1919, vs CLE, 3 (Ainsmith, Bush, Veach)
  on 203 occasions, most recently on 7/28/2010, at TBA, 3 (Boesch, Larish, Worth)
Starts with I on 9/7/2002, at NYA, 2 (Infante, Inge)
  on 330 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2007, vs TEX, 2 (Infante, Inge)
Contains I on 6/7/1958, at WS1, 8 (Bolling, Bunning, Harris, Kaline, Martin, Virgil, Wilson, Zernial)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1995, vs NYA, 8 (Bautista, Curtis, Fielder, Gibson, Higginson, Lima, Tingley, Whitaker)
Ends with I on 8/28/1960, at NYA, 2 (Chiti, Mossi)
Starts with J on 5/2/1919, at CLE, 2 (James, Jones)
  on 93 occasions, most recently on 6/18/2002, at ATL, 2 (Jackson, Jackson)
Contains J on 9/22/1981, at BAL, 3 (Jackson, Jones, Ujdur)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1982, at CLE, 3 (DeJohn, Jones, Ujdur)
Starts with K on 6/6/1949, vs BOS, 3 (Kell, Kolloway, Kretlow)
  on 63 occasions, most recently on 8/28/1956, at BOS, 3 (Kaline, Kennedy, Kuenn)
Contains K on 5/14/1939, at SLA, 5 (Kress, McCosky, McKain, Walker, York)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 10/4/1981, at MIL, 5 (Brookens, Jackson, Kelleher, Kemp, Wockenfuss)
Ends with K on 9/20/1941, at CHA, 3 (Patrick, Stainback, York)
Starts with L on 8/2/1974, at MIL, 4 (Lamont, Lane, LeFlore, Lemanczyk)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/24/1974, vs TEX, 4 (Lamont, Lane, LeFlore, Lolich)
Contains L on 5/25/1955, at KC1, 8 (Delsing, Hatfield, Kaline, Lary, Malmberg, Phillips, Tuttle, Wilson)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 7/28/1999, at CLE, 8 (Catalanotto, Clark, Easley, Haselman, Kapler, Moehler, Palmer, Polonia)
Ends with L on 4/23/1932, at CLE, 4 (Rhiel, Rogell, Ruel, Whitehill)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/27/1932, vs PHA, 4 (Rhiel, Rogell, Ruel, Whitehill)
Starts with M on 7/5/1945, vs BOS, 4 (Maier, Mayo, Miller, Mueller)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 8/2/2003, at MIN, 4 (Maroth, Monroe, Morris, Munson)
Contains M on 4/13/1979, at TEX, 7 (Kemp, Mankowski, May, Morales, Rozema, Thompson, Trammell)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/1/1979, vs OAK, 7 (Billingham, Kemp, Mankowski, Morales, Summers, Thompson, Trammell)
Ends with M on 9/28/1919, at CHA, 1 (Cunningham)
  on 433 occasions, most recently on 5/22/1995, vs SEA, 1 (Groom)
Starts with N on 9/25/1996, vs TOR, 3 (Nevin, Nieves, Nitkowski)
Contains N on 5/14/2003, vs OAK, 10 (Higginson, Infante, Inge, Kingsale, Knotts, Monroe, Munson, Pena, Santiago, Young)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 7/28/2006, at MIN, 10 (Granderson, Guillen, Inge, Miner, Monroe, Ordonez, Polanco, Shelton, Wilson, Young)
Ends with N on 9/8/1973, at BOS, 6 (Brinkman, Brown, Coleman, Freehan, Horton, Sharon)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/14/1989, at CLE, 6 (Bergman, Brown, Gibson, Lemon, Lynn, Sheridan)
Starts with O on 6/23/1944, at SLA, 3 (Orengo, Outlaw, Overmire)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/6/1944, at CHA, 3 (Orengo, Outlaw, Overmire)
Contains O on 8/17/2005, vs BOS, 9 (Bonderman, Logan, McDonald, Monroe, Ordonez, Polanco, Shelton, Wilson, Young)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/7/2005, vs CLE, 9 (Colon, McDonald, Monroe, Ordonez, Polanco, Rodriguez, Shelton, Wilson, Young)
Ends with O on 5/28/1944, vs WS1, 3 (Mayo, Metro, Orengo)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 10/6/2009, at MIN, 3 (Polanco, Porcello, Santiago)
Starts with P on 6/29/1980, at TOR, 4 (Papi, Parrish, Peters, Petry)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/17/1981, vs MIN, 4 (Papi, Parrish, Peters, Petry)
Contains P on 6/29/1980, at TOR, 5 (Kemp, Papi, Parrish, Peters, Petry)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/2/1981, at SEA, 5 (Kemp, Papi, Parrish, Peters, Petry)
Ends with P on 5/14/1971, at WS2, 2 (Northrup, Zepp)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/22/1971, vs WS2, 2 (Northrup, Zepp)
Starts with Q on 8/1/1931, vs CHA, 1 (Quellich)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 8/16/1931, vs NYA, 1 (Quellich)
Contains Q on 8/1/1931, vs CHA, 1 (Quellich)
  on 124 occasions, most recently on 8/31/2007, at OAK, 1 (Vasquez)
Starts with R on 4/20/2008, at TOR, 4 (Raburn, Renteria, Robertson, Rodriguez)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/6/2008, at SEA, 4 (Raburn, Renteria, Robertson, Rodriguez)
Contains R on 4/26/1975, vs BOS, 10 (Colbert, Freehan, Horton, LeFlore, Meyer, Roberts, Rodriguez, Ruhle, Sutherland, Veryzer)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 7/9/1975, vs CHA, 10 (Bare, Freehan, Horton, LeFlore, Meyer, Pierce, Roberts, Rodriguez, Sutherland, Veryzer)
Ends with R on 6/13/1992, vs BAL, 6 (Cuyler, Deer, Fielder, Kreuter, Leiter, Whitaker)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/18/1992, at TOR, 6 (Cuyler, Deer, Fielder, Kreuter, Leiter, Whitaker)
Starts with S on 6/30/1973, vs BAL, 4 (Sharon, Sims, Stanley, Strahler)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1990, at NYA, 4 (Salas, Searcy, Sheets, Shelby)
Contains S on 7/3/1977, at NYA, 8 (Fuentes, Mankowski, Scrivener, Stanley, Staub, Sykes, Thompson, Wockenfuss)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/11/1988, at OAK, 8 (Brookens, Evans, Morrison, Nokes, Pettis, Robinson, Salazar, Sheridan)
Ends with S on 8/21/1979, at OAK, 6 (Brookens, Chris, Jones, Morales, Summers, Wockenfuss)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1996, at CAL, 6 (Ausmus, Curtis, Lewis, Nieves, Olivares, Williams)
Starts with T on 5/13/1956, vs CHA, 3 (Torgeson, Trucks, Tuttle)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 7/27/1993, vs NYA, 3 (Tettleton, Thurman, Trammell)
Contains T on 9/18/1993, vs CLE, 7 (Bautista, Doherty, Kreuter, Livingstone, Tettleton, Trammell, Whitaker)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/30/1995, at CHA, 7 (Curtis, Flaherty, Nitkowski, Stubbs, Trammell, Whitaker, White)
Ends with T on 6/22/1952, vs PHA, 3 (Lenhardt, Stuart, Swift)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1960, vs KC1, 3 (Berberet, Gernert, Yost)
Starts with U on 4/17/1929, at CLE, 1 (Uhle)
  on 201 occasions, most recently on 6/18/1996, vs OAK, 1 (Urbani)
Contains U on 9/11/1952, vs BOS, 5 (Kuenn, Lund, Souchock, Trucks, Tuttle)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/24/1977, vs BAL, 5 (Fuentes, Rodriguez, Ruhle, Staub, Wockenfuss)
Ends with U on 9/12/1956, vs WS1, 1 (Lau)
  on 94 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1989, at NYA, 1 (Schu)
Starts with V on 8/2/1960, at NYA, 2 (Veal, Virgil)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1960, vs CHA, 2 (Veal, Virgil)
Contains V on 9/4/1996, at CHA, 4 (Casanova, Nevin, Nieves, Van Poppel)
Starts with W on 9/27/1925, at NYA, 4 (Warner, Whitehill, Wingo, Woodall)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1983, at BAL, 4 (Whitaker, Wilcox, Wilson, Wockenfuss)
Contains W on 7/9/1928, at BOS, 5 (Sweeney, Warner, Whitehill, Wingo, Woodall)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1980, at BAL, 5 (Cowens, Weaver, Whitaker, Wilcox, Wockenfuss)
Ends with W on 9/26/1946, vs SLA, 2 (Kretlow, Outlaw)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1948, at CLE, 2 (Kretlow, Outlaw)
Contains X on 4/16/1929, at CLE, 1 (Alexander)
  on 2547 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2003, at KCA, 1 (Loux)
Ends with X on 4/12/1933, vs CLE, 1 (Fox)
  on 1335 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2003, at KCA, 1 (Loux)
Starts with Y on 6/15/2003, vs COL, 2 (Young, Young)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/17/2003, vs CLE, 2 (Young, Young)
Contains Y on 9/4/1941, vs CLE, 4 (McCosky, Meyer, Perry, York)
  on 39 occasions, most recently on 4/24/1996, vs MIN, 4 (Flaherty, Fryman, Hyers, Sodowsky)
Ends with Y on 4/20/1951, at CHA, 4 (Berry, Gray, Kolloway, Priddy)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/21/1951, vs NYA, 4 (Berry, Gray, Kolloway, Priddy)
Starts with Z on 5/26/1954, vs BAL, 1 (Zuverink)
  on 86 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1972, at BOS, 1 (Zachary)
Contains Z on 9/17/2006, vs BAL, 4 (Ledezma, Ordonez, Perez, Rodriguez)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/25/2007, vs MIN, 4 (Bazardo, Ordonez, Perez, Rodriguez)
Ends with Z on 6/22/1998, at SLN, 3 (Alvarez, Cruz, Gonzalez)
  on 102 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2007, at CHA, 3 (Ordonez, Perez, Rodriguez)
Contains any double letter on 7/21/1939, vs PHA, 8 (Averill, Cullenbine, Greenberg, Higgins, McCosky, McCoy, Rogell, Tebbetts)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1939, vs PHA, 8 (Averill, Cullenbine, Greenberg, Higgins, McCosky, McCoy, Rogell, Tebbetts)
Ends with any double letter on 5/2/1923, vs CLE, 6 (Cobb, Fothergill, Heilmann, Kerr, Pratt, Woodall)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/1/1924, at CLE, 6 (Cobb, Fothergill, Heilmann, Pratt, Whitehill, Woodall)
Starts with any vowel on 6/29/1919, vs CLE, 4 (Ainsmith, Ehmke, Ellison, Young)
  on 94 occasions, most recently on 7/11/2010, vs MIN, 4 (Avila, Inge, Oliver, Ordonez)
Contains nary an E on 4/17/1942, at SLA, 8 (Bloodworth, Harris, Higgins, McCosky, McNair, Parsons, Trucks, York)
  on 49 occasions, most recently on 7/11/2003, vs BOS, 8 (Hinch, Maroth, Morris, Munson, Ross, Santiago, Witt, Young)
Ends with any vowel on 5/16/1956, vs BOS, 7 (Bertoia, Boone, House, Kaline, Kennedy, Lary, Tuttle)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at BAL, 7 (Galarraga, Inge, Kelly, Peralta, Santiago, Sizemore, St. Pierre)
Contains 3 letters on 4/25/1929, vs CLE, 1 (Yde)
  on 1160 occasions, most recently on 4/15/1979, at TEX, 1 (May)
Contains 4 letters on 7/17/1919, vs PHA, 4 (Bush, Cobb, Dyer, Love)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 9/17/2002, vs MIN, 4 (Fick, Inge, Loux, Pena)
Contains 5 letters on 6/26/1952, at SLA, 7 (Dropo, Groth, Mapes, Pesky, Swift, Wertz, Wight)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1986, at NYA, 7 (Baker, Coles, Evans, Grubb, Kelly, Lemon, Nokes)
Contains 6 letters on 7/22/2000, vs KCA, 7 (Ausmus, Becker, Easley, Halter, Mlicki, Munson, Palmer)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2002, vs NYA, 7 (Easley, Halter, Maroth, Monroe, Munson, Rivera, Torres)
Contains 7 letters on 5/10/1975, vs TEX, 7 (Colbert, Coleman, Freehan, LeFlore, Oglivie, Roberts, Veryzer)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/23/2009, at ANA, 7 (Cabrera, Everett, Guillen, Jackson, Ordonez, Polanco, Treanor)
Contains 8 letters on 4/21/1988, vs BOS, 6 (Brookens, Morrison, Robinson, Sheridan, Trammell, Whitaker)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/18/1989, at MIN, 6 (Moreland, Pedrique, Robinson, Trammell, Whitaker, Williams)
Contains 9 letters on 6/26/1929, vs CHA, 4 (Alexander, Gehringer, Prudhomme, Wuestling)
  on 38 occasions, most recently on 4/28/1941, at CLE, 4 (Gehringer, Greenberg, Newhouser, Stainback)
Contains 10 letters on 6/30/1946, at SLA, 3 (Bloodworth, Cullenbine, Hutchinson)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 8/25/1974, vs TEX, 3 (Holdsworth, Sutherland, Wockenfuss)
Contains 11 letters on 9/7/1997, vs ANA, 2 (Catalanotto, Encarnacion)
  on 65 occasions, most recently on 9/15/1999, at CHA, 2 (Catalanotto, Encarnacion)
Contains 12 letters on 7/1/1937, at CHA, 1 (Poffenberger)
  on 45 occasions, most recently on 8/12/1966, at BOS, 1 (Monbouquette)

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The most distinct letters on 5/30/1976, vs NYA, 25 (Horton, Johnson, Laxton, LeFlore, Rodriguez, Staub, Sutherland, Thompson, Veryzer, Wockenfuss, all but Q)
The fewest distinct letters on 6/9/1926, vs NYA, 15 (Gehringer, Heilmann, Manion, Manush, Neun, Tavener, Warner, Whitehill, Wingo, all but BCDFJKPQXYZ)
  on 58 occasions, most recently on 8/22/2004, vs SEA, 15 (Guillen, Inge, Logan, Maroth, Monroe, Munson, Pena, Smith, Thames, Young, all but BCDFJKQVWXZ)
The most total letters on 9/28/1991, vs BAL, 82 (Bergman, Fielder, Fryman, Gullickson, Incaviglia, Livingstone, Moseby, Phillips, Tettleton, Whitaker)
The fewest total letters on 8/17/1948, vs CHA, 42 (Evers, Gray, Kell, Lake, Lipon, Mullin, Swift, Vico, Wertz)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/28/1948, at WS1, 42 (Evers, Gray, Kell, Lipon, Mayo, Mullin, Swift, Vico, Wertz)
The most Scrabble® points on 7/7/1976, at TEX, 162 (29 Lemanczyk, 22 Veryzer, 22 Wockenfuss, 20 Rodriguez, 17 Johnson, 15 Thompson, 11 Oglivie, 10 LeFlore, 9 Garcia, 7 Staub)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 4/23/1957, vs KC1, 71 (10 Bolling, 10 Kaline, 9 Bertoia, 9 Kuenn, 9 Wilson, 8 Porter, 7 Boone, 6 Tuttle, 3 Lee)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/15/1957, at BOS, 71 (10 Bolling, 10 Kaline, 9 Bertoia, 9 Kuenn, 8 House, 7 Boone, 7 Lary, 6 Tuttle, 5 Olson)

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