Letters in the Houston Astros Lineup

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When did the Houston Astros use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 8/2/2001, vs NYN, 3 (Alou, Astacio, Ausmus)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/21/2001, at PHI, 3 (Alou, Astacio, Ausmus)
Contains A on 8/14/1966, at SFN, 9 (Aspromonte, Davis, Harrison, Heath, Jackson, Latman, Maye, Morgan, Staub)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2001, at MIN, 9 (Alou, Ausmus, Bagwell, Berkman, Castilla, Elarton, Hidalgo, Vizcaino, Ward)
Ends with A on 8/17/1997, vs PHI, 2 (Garcia, Pena)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs CHN, 2 (Figueroa, Manzella)
Starts with B on 5/12/1998, vs FLO, 6 (Bagwell, Bell, Bergman, Berry, Biggio, Bogar)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 8/5/1999, vs LAN, 6 (Bagwell, Bako, Bell, Berkman, Biggio, Bogar)
Contains B on 8/21/1998, at MIL, 7 (Bagwell, Bell, Bergman, Berry, Biggio, Bogar, Eusebio)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/5/2006, vs CHN, 7 (Berkman, Biggio, Bruntlett, Buchholz, Burke, Ensberg, Lamb)
Ends with B on 4/9/1963, vs SFN, 1 (Staub)
  on 1065 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2007, at CIN, 1 (Lamb)
Starts with C on 9/10/1975, at SFN, 4 (Cabell, Cedeno, Cosgrove, Cruz)
  on 32 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1977, at ATL, 4 (Cabell, Cannon, Cedeno, Cruz)
Contains C on 9/23/1978, at SFN, 6 (Bochy, Cabell, Cannon, Cruz, Obradovich, Richard)
Ends with C on 9/6/2010, at CHN, 1 (Bogusevic)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs CHN, 1 (Bogusevic)
Starts with D on 9/17/1988, vs SFN, 4 (Davis, Deshaies, Doran, Drew)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1989, at SDN, 4 (Davidson, Davis, Deshaies, Doran)
Contains D on 8/22/1975, at CHN, 6 (Andrews, Cedeno, DaVanon, Howard, Rader, Richard)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1990, at CIN, 6 (Candaele, Darwin, Davis, Rhodes, Rohde, Yelding)
Ends with D on 6/6/1965, at SLN, 3 (Bond, Brand, Raymond)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/23/1965, vs CIN, 3 (Bond, Brand, Raymond)
Starts with E on 6/25/1998, at COL, 3 (Elarton, Eusebio, Everett)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/23/1999, at NYN, 3 (Elarton, Eusebio, Everett)
Contains E on 9/1/1993, at NYN, 9 (Bagwell, Candaele, Cedeno, Donnels, Drabek, Finley, Gonzalez, James, Servais)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/17/1995, at NYN, 9 (Bagwell, Bell, Drabek, Gonzalez, Hunter, Miller, Nevin, Servais, Shipley)
Ends with E on 6/16/1964, vs SLN, 4 (Aspromonte, Bruce, Grote, White)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 6/22/2008, at TBA, 4 (Abercrombie, Backe, Lee, Pence)
Starts with F on 6/21/1977, at MON, 3 (Ferguson, Forsch, Fuller)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/7/1977, at LAN, 3 (Ferguson, Forsch, Fuller)
Contains F on 6/21/1969, vs SDN, 3 (Blefary, Griffin, McFadden)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/7/1977, at LAN, 3 (Ferguson, Forsch, Fuller)
Ends with F on 8/15/1967, vs LAN, 1 (Von Hoff)
  on 104 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2008, vs CIN, 1 (Wolf)
Starts with G on 9/10/1973, at SDN, 3 (Gallagher, Griffin, Gross)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1997, at CIN, 3 (Garcia, Gonzalez, Gutierrez)
Contains G on 9/3/1997, vs MIL, 7 (Bagwell, Biggio, Bogar, Garcia, Gonzalez, Gutierrez, Hidalgo)
Ends with G on 7/8/1987, vs MON, 2 (Walling, Young)
  on 127 occasions, most recently on 7/29/2004, vs ARI, 2 (Ensberg, Redding)
Starts with H on 9/26/1976, at SFN, 3 (Herrmann, Howard, Howe)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 6/21/2002, vs SEA, 3 (Hernandez, Hidalgo, Hunter)
Contains H on 4/27/1982, at SLN, 6 (Ashby, Howe, Knight, Puhl, Ruhle, Thon)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1982, vs ATL, 6 (Ashby, Heep, Knight, Puhl, Ruhle, Thon)
Ends with H on 4/10/1962, vs CHN, 1 (Smith)
  on 567 occasions, most recently on 6/19/2010, vs TEX, 1 (Cash)
Starts with I on 4/21/1981, vs LAN, 1 (Ivie)
  on 101 occasions, most recently on 9/15/1998, vs NYN, 1 (Incaviglia)
Contains I on 10/1/1989, at CIN, 9 (Biggio, Caminiti, Davidson, Davis, Deshaies, Lombardozzi, Trevino, Wilson, Yelding)
Ends with I on 9/8/1989, vs SFN, 2 (Caminiti, Lombardozzi)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1989, at CIN, 2 (Caminiti, Lombardozzi)
Starts with J on 9/10/1973, at SDN, 2 (Johnson, Jutze)
  on 32 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1999, at SLN, 2 (Javier, Johnson)
Contains J on 7/7/1976, vs NYN, 3 (Andujar, Johnson, Jutze)
Starts with K on 5/19/1982, at PHI, 3 (Knepper, Knicely, Knight)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1982, at SDN, 3 (Knepper, Knicely, Knight)
Contains K on 9/28/1982, at SDN, 4 (Knepper, Knicely, Knight, Loucks)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1986, at ATL, 4 (Keough, Mizerock, Pankovits, Walker)
Ends with K on 5/12/1962, vs SFN, 2 (Warwick, Woodeshick)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 6/26/1998, at CLE, 2 (Clark, Schourek)
Starts with L on 7/25/2007, vs LAN, 4 (Lamb, Lane, Lee, Loretta)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/17/2007, at SDN, 4 (Lamb, Lane, Lee, Loretta)
Contains L on 9/9/1979, vs SFN, 8 (Cabell, Landestoy, Leonard, Puhl, Pujols, Reynolds, Ruhle, Walling)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/26/1991, vs SDN, 8 (Bagwell, Candaele, Finley, Gonzalez, Nichols, Oberkfell, Portugal, Yelding)
Ends with L on 7/13/1977, vs LAN, 3 (Boswell, Cabell, Puhl)
  on 64 occasions, most recently on 7/11/1999, at KCA, 3 (Bagwell, Bell, Howell)
Starts with M on 8/29/1970, vs NYN, 5 (Martinez, Mayberry, Menke, Miller, Morgan)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/26/1971, at SDN, 5 (Mayberry, Menke, Metzger, Miller, Morgan)
Contains M on 8/16/1967, vs LAN, 6 (Aspromonte, Bateman, Blasingame, Mathews, Miller, Morgan)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/15/1971, vs ATL, 6 (Billingham, Geronimo, Mayberry, Menke, Metzger, Morgan)
Ends with M on 7/6/1969, at SDN, 1 (Billingham)
  on 486 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2010, vs CHN, 1 (Blum)
Starts with N on 6/28/2010, at MIL, 2 (Navarro, Norris)
Contains N on 4/19/1962, at CHN, 8 (Amalfitano, Aspromonte, Browne, Buddin, Pendleton, Ranew, Spangler, Stone)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1993, vs SFN, 8 (Anthony, Caminiti, Cedeno, Donnels, Finley, Gonzalez, Harnisch, Taubensee)
Ends with N on 4/29/1966, at ATL, 7 (Bateman, Harrison, Jackson, Latman, Morgan, Nicholson, Wynn)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/6/1966, vs ATL, 7 (Bateman, Harrison, Jackson, Latman, Morgan, Nicholson, Wynn)
Starts with O on 6/18/1990, at LAN, 2 (Oberkfell, Ortiz)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/26/1990, at SDN, 2 (Oberkfell, Ortiz)
Contains O on 5/13/1977, vs PIT, 8 (Cedeno, Ferguson, Gonzalez, Howard, Howe, Johnson, Lemongello, Watson)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1978, vs SFN, 8 (Alou, Bochy, Cedeno, Gonzalez, Howe, Leonard, Niekro, Sexton)
Ends with O on 6/13/2001, at MIN, 5 (Biggio, Eusebio, Hidalgo, Lugo, Vizcaino)
Starts with P on 5/27/1981, vs SDN, 3 (Pittman, Puhl, Pujols)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1986, at ATL, 3 (Pankovits, Pena, Puhl)
Contains P on 9/8/1962, vs NYN, 5 (Aspromonte, Campbell, Pendleton, Spangler, Temple)
Ends with P on 4/16/1964, vs MLN, 1 (Beauchamp)
  on 136 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs CHN, 1 (Happ)
Starts with Q on 6/4/2005, vs SLN, 1 (Quintero)
  on 214 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs CHN, 1 (Quintero)
Contains Q on 6/4/2005, vs SLN, 1 (Quintero)
  on 214 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs CHN, 1 (Quintero)
Starts with R on 4/25/1981, vs CIN, 3 (Reynolds, Roberts, Ryan)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 5/23/1991, vs LAN, 3 (Ramirez, Rhodes, Rohde)
Contains R on 9/25/1962, at LAN, 8 (Aspromonte, Farrell, Hartman, Larker, Ranew, Roberts, Spangler, Warwick)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1969, at LAN, 8 (Blefary, Edwards, Geiger, Lemaster, Martinez, Miller, Morgan, Rader)
Ends with R on 5/4/1969, vs SFN, 4 (Geiger, Lemaster, Miller, Rader)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 7/13/1986, vs PHI, 4 (Garner, Hatcher, Knepper, Walker)
Starts with S on 5/26/1995, vs ATL, 4 (Servais, Shipley, Simms, Swindell)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1995, vs PIT, 4 (Shipley, Simms, Stankiewicz, Swindell)
Contains S on 5/4/1963, at PHI, 7 (Aspromonte, Goss, Johnson, Lillis, Runnels, Spangler, Staub)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 8/30/1986, vs PIT, 7 (Ashby, Bass, Davis, Deshaies, Lopes, Pankovits, Reynolds)
Ends with S on 8/30/1986, vs PIT, 6 (Bass, Davis, Deshaies, Lopes, Pankovits, Reynolds)
Starts with T on 7/20/1965, at LAN, 2 (Thomas, Triandos)
  on 107 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2009, at NYN, 2 (Tejada, Towles)
Contains T on 4/12/1962, vs CHN, 7 (Amalfitano, Aspromonte, Gernert, Heist, Pendleton, Smith, Stone)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1968, at PIT, 7 (Aspromonte, Bateman, Gotay, Lemaster, Staub, Thomas, Torres)
Ends with T on 5/6/1983, at ATL, 3 (Knight, Scott, Scott)
  on 73 occasions, most recently on 8/13/2007, at LAN, 3 (Bruntlett, Oswalt, Scott)
Starts with U on 6/23/1963, at CIN, 1 (Umbricht)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 10/3/1993, at CIN, 1 (Uribe)
Contains U on 7/4/2002, at PIT, 5 (Ausmus, Blum, Hunter, Lugo, Munro)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 6/4/2010, vs CHN, 5 (Blum, Bourn, Paulino, Quintero, Sullivan)
Ends with U on 4/8/1969, at SDN, 1 (Alou)
  on 822 occasions, most recently on 10/7/2001, at SLN, 1 (Alou)
Starts with V on 9/3/2001, at CIN, 2 (Villone, Vizcaino)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2003, at MIL, 2 (Villone, Vizcaino)
Contains V on 5/8/2005, at ATL, 4 (Chavez, Everett, Taveras, Vizcaino)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/27/2005, at MIL, 4 (Chavez, Everett, Taveras, Vizcaino)
Ends with V on 6/29/1962, vs CIN, 1 (Cerv)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 7/25/1962, vs SFN, 1 (Cerv)
Starts with W on 9/22/1963, vs PHI, 4 (Warwick, Weekly, White, Wynn)
Contains W on 9/22/1963, vs PHI, 5 (Brown, Warwick, Weekly, White, Wynn)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 7/16/1972, at PIT, 5 (Edwards, Stewart, Watson, Wilson, Wynn)
Ends with W on 4/19/1962, at CHN, 1 (Ranew)
  on 55 occasions, most recently on 9/20/1988, vs LAN, 1 (Drew)
Contains X on 6/3/1978, vs SLN, 2 (Dixon, Sexton)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/20/1978, at PIT, 2 (Dixon, Sexton)
Ends with X on 4/13/1964, at CIN, 1 (Fox)
  on 120 occasions, most recently on 7/19/1965, at LAN, 1 (Fox)
Starts with Y on 5/28/1989, at PIT, 2 (Yelding, Young)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 6/21/1991, at PHI, 2 (Yelding, Young)
Contains Y on 9/4/1987, vs PIT, 5 (Ashby, Gainey, Reynolds, Ryan, Young)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1987, at ATL, 5 (Gainey, Reynolds, Reynolds, Ryan, Young)
Ends with Y on 6/20/1969, vs SDN, 3 (Blefary, Gotay, Ray)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 9/6/1992, at MON, 3 (Anthony, Finley, Henry)
Starts with Z on 6/23/1963, at CIN, 1 (Zachary)
  on 93 occasions, most recently on 8/19/2003, vs CHN, 1 (Zaun)
Contains Z on 4/11/1977, vs CIN, 4 (Cruz, Gonzalez, Konieczny, Metzger)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/24/1977, vs SDN, 4 (Cruz, Gonzalez, Konieczny, Metzger)
Ends with Z on 5/23/1991, vs LAN, 3 (Gonzalez, Hernandez, Ramirez)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/26/2010, at PHI, 3 (Hernandez, Rodriguez, Sanchez)
Contains any double letter on 5/28/1996, at PIT, 7 (Bagwell, Bell, Berry, Biggio, Gutierrez, Knorr, Simms)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/7/1999, at ARI, 7 (Bagwell, Bell, Biggio, Everett, Gutierrez, Knorr, Miller)
Ends with any double letter on 7/13/1963, at PIT, 4 (Campbell, Drott, Goss, Wynn)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 8/10/1999, at ATL, 4 (Bagwell, Bell, Everett, Knorr)
Starts with any vowel on 5/6/1990, at NYN, 4 (Anthony, Oberkfell, Yelding, Young)
  on 74 occasions, most recently on 9/11/2008, vs PIT, 4 (Abercrombie, Ausmus, Erstad, Oswalt)
Contains nary an E on 9/9/1982, vs SFN, 9 (Ashby, Bass, Cruz, Doran, Knight, LaCoss, Puhl, Spilman, Thon)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 5/31/1986, vs MON, 9 (Ashby, Bass, Cruz, Davis, Doran, Puhl, Ryan, Thon, Walling)
Ends with any vowel on 7/25/1992, vs CHN, 8 (Anthony, Biggio, Caminiti, Candaele, Finley, Henry, Incaviglia, Taubensee)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/28/2000, at ARI, 8 (Alou, Biggio, Eusebio, Hidalgo, Lima, Lugo, Mieske, Truby)
Contains 3 letters on 4/5/1974, at SFN, 2 (May, May)
  on 97 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1974, vs LAN, 2 (May, May)
Contains 4 letters on 5/11/1981, at CIN, 6 (Cruz, Heep, Howe, Puhl, Ryan, Thon)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/26/1982, at MON, 6 (Cruz, Heep, Howe, Puhl, Ryan, Thon)
Contains 5 letters on 8/17/1987, vs ATL, 6 (Ashby, Berra, Davis, Doran, Scott, Young)
Contains 6 letters on 9/21/1970, at CIN, 6 (Cedeno, Forsch, Howard, Miller, Torres, Watson)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/27/1996, vs CHN, 6 (Biggio, Darwin, Hunter, Miller, Mouton, Spiers)
Contains 7 letters on 5/5/1999, at NYN, 6 (Bagwell, Bergman, Eusebio, Everett, Hidalgo, Johnson)
  on 51 occasions, most recently on 8/3/2004, vs ATL, 6 (Bagwell, Beltran, Berkman, Clemens, Ensberg, Everett)
Contains 8 letters on 4/16/1991, at ATL, 5 (Caminiti, Candaele, Davidson, Gonzalez, Harnisch)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/7/1991, vs CIN, 5 (Caminiti, Candaele, Davidson, Gonzalez, Portugal)
Contains 9 letters on 8/6/2007, vs CHN, 3 (Bruntlett, Rodriguez, Wigginton)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2010, at CIN, 3 (Bogusevic, Bourgeois, Keppinger)
Contains 10 letters on 4/11/1962, vs CHN, 3 (Amalfitano, Aspromonte, Woodeshick)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 8/15/1962, vs SLN, 3 (Amalfitano, Aspromonte, Woodeshick)
Contains 11 letters on 9/29/1979, at LAN, 1 (Wiedenbauer)
  on 59 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2008, at FLO, 1 (Abercrombie)

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The most distinct letters on 9/20/1963, vs PHI, 23 (Aspromonte, Bateman, Fazio, Goss, Johnson, Staub, Vaughan, Warwick, Weekly, all but DQX)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs CHN, 23 (Bogusevic, Figueroa, Johnson, Keppinger, Lee, Manzella, Pence, Quintero, Wallace, all but DXY)
The fewest distinct letters on 8/14/2007, at LAN, 13 (Albers, Berkman, Burke, Lamb, Lane, Lee, Loretta, Munson, Scott, all but DFGHIJPQVWXYZ)
The most total letters on 7/19/1962, vs PHI, 74 (Amalfitano, Aspromonte, Campbell, Goodman, Larker, Mejias, Pendleton, Spangler, Woodeshick)
The fewest total letters on 8/26/1982, at MON, 41 (Ashby, Cruz, Garner, Heep, Howe, Knight, Puhl, Ryan, Thon)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/21/1986, at ATL, 41 (Ashby, Bass, Cruz, Davis, Doran, Garner, Puhl, Ryan, Thon)
The most Scrabble® points on 4/11/1977, vs CIN, 145 (27 Gonzalez, 27 Konieczny, 19 Metzger, 17 Johnson, 15 Cruz, 12 Ferguson, 10 Cabell, 9 Roberts, 9 Watson)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/7/2004, at SEA, 145 (23 Chavez, 22 Duckworth, 22 Vizcaino, 15 Berkman, 13 Bagwell, 12 Hidalgo, 10 Biggio, 10 Ensberg, 10 Everett, 8 Kent)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 7/17/1987, vs PHI, 69 (12 Caminiti, 9 Davis, 9 Young, 7 Lopes, 7 Scott, 7 Wine, 6 Bass, 6 Doran, 6 Pena)

Unique occurrences in bold.
Includes all games played 1962-2010.
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