Letters in the Kansas City Royals Lineup

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When did the Kansas City Royals use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 9/2/1969, vs DET, 2 (Adair, Alcaraz)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 7/29/2010, vs BAL, 2 (Ankiel, Aviles)
Contains A on 6/12/1996, vs CAL, 10 (Damon, Fasano, Hamelin, Howard, Lockhart, Nunnally, Offerman, Paquette, Randa, Rosado)
Ends with A on 10/3/1982, vs OAK, 3 (Biancalana, Gura, Rivera)
  on 50 occasions, most recently on 5/29/2007, vs BAL, 3 (Berroa, Costa, de la Rosa)
Starts with B on 8/15/2010, vs NYA, 6 (Betancourt, Betemit, Blanco, Bloomquist, Bullington, Butler)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/21/2010, vs CHA, 6 (Betancourt, Betemit, Blanco, Bloomquist, Bullington, Butler)
Contains B on 9/19/2002, at CHA, 7 (Beltran, Berroa, Brown, Byrd, Febles, Ibanez, Knoblauch)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/10/2005, at DET, 7 (Ambres, Berroa, Blanco, Brown, Buck, Gobble, Huber)
Ends with B on 4/7/1977, at DET, 1 (Zdeb)
  on 77 occasions, most recently on 5/27/1979, at MIN, 1 (Zdeb)
Starts with C on 8/12/1979, vs DET, 3 (Chamberlain, Cowens, Cruz)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/10/2005, vs MIN, 3 (Carrasco, Castillo, Costa)
Contains C on 9/1/1990, at SEA, 6 (Codiroli, Jackson, Macfarlane, McRae, Palacios, Pecota)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/1/1991, vs DET, 6 (Boddicker, Cromartie, Eisenreich, Macfarlane, McRae, Pecota)
Starts with D on 6/18/2000, vs OAK, 4 (D'Amico, Damon, Dunwoody, Dye)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/12/2000, at SEA, 4 (Damon, Delgado, Dunwoody, Dye)
Contains D on 6/23/2000, at OAK, 6 (Damon, Dunwoody, Durbin, Dye, Ordaz, Randa)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/1/2000, at TBA, 6 (Damon, Delgado, Dunwoody, Dye, Meadows, Randa)
Ends with D on 6/17/1970, vs BOS, 2 (Floyd, Morehead)
  on 120 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2004, at CHA, 2 (Relaford, Wood)
Starts with E on 6/26/1987, vs SEA, 1 (Eisenreich)
  on 511 occasions, most recently on 7/24/2007, vs NYA, 1 (Elarton)
Contains E on 4/22/1992, vs BAL, 10 (Appier, Brett, Eisenreich, Jefferies, Joyner, Macfarlane, McRae, McReynolds, Miller, Wilkerson)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 7/4/2010, at ANA, 10 (Aviles, Betancourt, Betemit, Butler, DeJesus, Guillen, Kendall, Lerew, Maier, Podsednik)
Ends with E on 5/15/1978, vs BOS, 5 (Gale, Hurdle, McRae, Poquette, White)
  on 59 occasions, most recently on 8/7/1994, vs SEA, 5 (Cone, Gagne, Jose, Mayne, McRae)
Starts with F on 5/10/2000, at DET, 3 (Fabregas, Febles, Fussell)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2000, at CHA, 3 (Fabregas, Febles, Fussell)
Contains F on 6/22/2003, at SLN, 4 (Affeldt, Difelice, Febles, Relaford)
Ends with F on 9/23/1970, at CHA, 1 (Splittorff)
  on 392 occasions, most recently on 6/26/1984, vs OAK, 1 (Splittorff)
Starts with G on 4/3/2008, at DET, 6 (Gathright, Gload, Gordon, Greinke, Grudzielanek, Guillen)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/28/2008, at OAK, 6 (German, Gload, Gordon, Greinke, Grudzielanek, Guillen)
Contains G on 4/3/2008, at DET, 6 (Gathright, Gload, Gordon, Greinke, Grudzielanek, Guillen)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 7/28/2008, at OAK, 6 (German, Gload, Gordon, Greinke, Grudzielanek, Guillen)
Ends with G on 4/19/2005, vs CLE, 3 (Long, McEwing, Pickering)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/1/2005, vs TEX, 3 (Hocking, Long, McEwing)
Starts with H on 5/3/1969, at CAL, 3 (Harrison, Hedlund, Hernandez)
  on 40 occasions, most recently on 9/1/2005, vs TEX, 3 (Hocking, Howell, Huber)
Contains H on 6/30/1973, at TEX, 6 (Healy, Hopkins, Hovley, Schaal, White, Wright)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/14/1984, at CHA, 6 (Ashford, Saberhagen, Sheridan, Washington, Wathan, White)
Ends with H on 7/19/1987, vs BAL, 2 (Eisenreich, Smith)
  on 37 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2002, at CLE, 2 (Hinch, Knoblauch)
Starts with I on 5/3/1982, at MIL, 1 (Ireland)
  on 448 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2003, vs CHA, 1 (Ibanez)
Contains I on 4/20/1981, vs CLE, 8 (Aikens, Geronimo, Mulliniks, Otis, Quirk, Splittorff, Washington, Wilson)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 4/30/1988, at MIL, 8 (Eisenreich, Leibrandt, Madison, Quirk, Seitzer, Stillwell, White, Wilson)
Ends with I on 9/26/1993, vs CAL, 2 (Gaetti, Koslofski)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/19/1999, at OAK, 2 (Giambi, Suzuki)
Starts with J on 8/4/1987, at DET, 3 (Jackson, Jackson, Jones)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1987, vs SEA, 3 (Jackson, Jackson, Jones)
Contains J on 8/4/1987, at DET, 3 (Jackson, Jackson, Jones)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 9/9/2009, vs DET, 3 (DeJesus, Jacobs, Tejeda)
Starts with K on 5/16/1969, vs BAL, 3 (Kelly, Keough, Kirkpatrick)
  on 34 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1971, at MIN, 3 (Keough, Kirkpatrick, Knoop)
Contains K on 5/16/1971, vs OAK, 6 (Hopkins, Keough, Kirkpatrick, McCormick, Paepke, Patek)
Ends with K on 5/16/1971, vs OAK, 3 (Kirkpatrick, McCormick, Patek)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 8/8/1980, at TOR, 3 (Chalk, LaCock, Quirk)
Starts with L on 9/3/1977, vs MIL, 3 (LaCock, Lahoud, Leonard)
Contains L on 4/20/1988, at TOR, 7 (Bosley, Leibrandt, Macfarlane, Stillwell, Tartabull, Wellman, Wilson)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 6/28/2010, vs CHA, 7 (Aviles, Bloomquist, Butler, Callaspo, Guillen, Kendall, Lerew)
Ends with L on 8/21/1990, vs MIN, 3 (Campbell, Stillwell, Tartabull)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/20/1991, vs SEA, 3 (Puhl, Stillwell, Tartabull)
Starts with M on 4/25/1992, at TOR, 6 (Macfarlane, Magnante, McRae, McReynolds, Melvin, Miller)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/15/1992, at MIN, 6 (Macfarlane, Magnante, McRae, McReynolds, Melvin, Miller)
Contains M on 4/25/1992, at TOR, 7 (Macfarlane, Magnante, McRae, McReynolds, Melvin, Miller, Thurman)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/9/1994, at TOR, 7 (Coleman, Hamelin, Macfarlane, Mayne, McRae, Milacki, Shumpert)
Ends with M on 9/8/1969, at OAK, 1 (Cram)
  on 160 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1993, at SEA, 1 (Pulliam)
Starts with N on 9/2/1969, vs DET, 2 (Nelson, Northey)
Contains N on 9/25/1982, at OAK, 9 (Concepcion, Geronimo, Hammond, Johnson, Leonard, Martin, Washington, Wathan, Wilson)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/29/1995, vs TEX, 9 (Coleman, Gagne, Goodwin, Gordon, Hamelin, Joyner, Lind, Mayne, Nunnally)
Ends with N on 9/25/1982, at OAK, 6 (Concepcion, Johnson, Martin, Washington, Wathan, Wilson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1983, vs OAK, 6 (Concepcion, Johnson, Rasmussen, Washington, Wathan, Wilson)
Starts with O on 6/30/1970, at MIN, 3 (O'Riley, Oliver, Otis)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/4/1970, at MIL, 3 (O'Riley, Oliver, Otis)
Contains O on 5/21/1996, at DET, 9 (Damon, Fasano, Goodwin, Howard, Linton, Lockhart, Offerman, Roberts, Vitiello)
Ends with O on 7/13/1996, vs CHA, 3 (Fasano, Rosado, Vitiello)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2009, at MIN, 3 (Callaspo, DiNardo, Olivo)
Starts with P on 5/3/1977, vs CHA, 4 (Patek, Pattin, Poquette, Porter)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1978, vs CAL, 4 (Patek, Pattin, Poquette, Porter)
Contains P on 8/22/1971, vs WS2, 6 (Hopkins, Kirkpatrick, Knoop, Patek, Piniella, Splittorff)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1971, vs MIN, 6 (Hopkins, Kirkpatrick, Knoop, Patek, Piniella, Valdespino)
Ends with P on 6/14/1971, vs NYA, 1 (Knoop)
  on 144 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2009, vs CIN, 1 (Crisp)
Starts with Q on 9/12/1975, vs CAL, 1 (Quirk)
  on 624 occasions, most recently on 6/7/2002, vs SLN, 1 (Quinn)
Contains Q on 9/18/1973, vs MIN, 2 (Bevacqua, Poquette)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1988, at MIN, 2 (Aquino, Quirk)
Starts with R on 7/20/1969, at CHA, 3 (Rios, Rodriguez, Rooker)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 6/3/2004, at DET, 3 (Randa, Relaford, Reyes)
Contains R on 4/6/1992, at OAK, 10 (Appier, Brett, Howard, Jefferies, Joyner, Macfarlane, McRae, McReynolds, Miller, Shumpert)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 7/28/1992, at TOR, 10 (Brett, Howard, Jefferies, Joyner, Macfarlane, McRae, McReynolds, Moeller, Shumpert, Thurman)
Ends with R on 9/6/1998, at ANA, 5 (Belcher, Halter, Hatcher, Palmer, Spehr)
Starts with S on 4/24/1999, vs ANA, 5 (Sanchez, Spehr, Suppan, Sutton, Sweeney)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/31/1999, at TEX, 5 (Sanchez, Scarsone, Suppan, Sutton, Sweeney)
Contains S on 7/26/1975, vs TEX, 7 (Cowens, Fitzmorris, Otis, Pinson, Rojas, Solaita, Stinson)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 4/22/2009, at CLE, 7 (Aviles, Bannister, Bloomquist, Callaspo, Crisp, DeJesus, Jacobs)
Ends with S on 8/18/1970, at WS2, 4 (Fitzmorris, Otis, Rojas, Spriggs)
  on 39 occasions, most recently on 5/22/2009, at SLN, 4 (Aviles, Davies, DeJesus, Jacobs)
Starts with T on 6/4/1988, vs SEA, 3 (Tabler, Tartabull, Thurman)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 8/19/1989, at SEA, 3 (Tabler, Tartabull, Thurman)
Contains T on 9/22/1973, vs TEX, 8 (Brett, Fitzmorris, Kirkpatrick, Martinez, Otis, Patek, Poquette, White)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 8/5/1989, at MIN, 8 (Brett, Leibrandt, Seitzer, Stillwell, Tabler, Tartabull, Thurman, White)
Ends with T on 7/27/1982, at CLE, 3 (Brett, Frost, Slaught)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 9/10/2010, at CHA, 3 (Betancourt, Betemit, Bloomquist)
Contains U on 7/21/2009, vs ANA, 6 (Betancourt, Bloomquist, Buck, Butler, DeJesus, Guillen)
Starts with V on 4/25/1996, vs BAL, 2 (Valera, Vitiello)
Contains V on 5/29/2008, vs MIN, 3 (Aviles, Hochevar, Olivo)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 5/23/2009, at SLN, 3 (Aviles, Hochevar, Olivo)
Starts with W on 9/14/1981, at CAL, 5 (Washington, Wathan, White, Wilson, Wright)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/23/1983, vs MIN, 5 (Washington, Wathan, White, Wills, Wilson)
Contains W on 6/8/1978, at TEX, 5 (Cowens, Washington, Wathan, White, Wilson)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 9/23/1983, vs MIN, 5 (Washington, Wathan, White, Wills, Wilson)
Ends with W on 4/7/1975, at CAL, 1 (Killebrew)
  on 187 occasions, most recently on 7/20/2010, vs TOR, 1 (Lerew)
Contains X on 6/13/2000, vs SEA, 1 (Laxton)
Starts with Y on 5/7/1992, vs MIL, 1 (Young)
  on 49 occasions, most recently on 5/10/1998, vs BOS, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 9/24/1972, at OAK, 5 (Floyd, Hovley, Mayberry, Murphy, Taylor)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/31/2003, vs OAK, 5 (Abernathy, Harvey, May, Mayne, Sweeney)
Ends with Y on 4/27/1973, at DET, 4 (Busby, Healy, Hovley, Mayberry)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/31/2003, vs OAK, 4 (Abernathy, Harvey, May, Sweeney)
Starts with Z on 8/2/1969, vs CLE, 1 (Zachary)
  on 177 occasions, most recently on 10/6/2001, at DET, 1 (Zaun)
Contains Z on 7/25/2001, at SEA, 5 (Chavez, Ibanez, Perez, Sanchez, Zaun)
Ends with Z on 7/25/2001, at SEA, 4 (Chavez, Ibanez, Perez, Sanchez)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/2/2002, at OAK, 4 (Hernandez, Ibanez, Ordaz, Perez)
Contains any double letter on 5/24/1997, vs SEA, 7 (Bell, Cooper, Goodwin, Offerman, Paquette, Pittsley, Vitiello)
Ends with any double letter on 6/6/1988, vs OAK, 4 (Brett, Farr, Stillwell, Tartabull)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/21/1990, vs MIN, 4 (Brett, Campbell, Stillwell, Tartabull)
Starts with any vowel on 8/31/2002, at SEA, 4 (Alicea, Asencio, Ibanez, Ordaz)
Contains nary an E on 8/6/1982, at BAL, 8 (Hood, Martin, May, Otis, Pryor, Slaught, Washington, Wilson)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 6/18/2005, vs HOU, 8 (Brown, Buck, Carrasco, Costa, Gotay, Graffanino, Long, Stairs)
Ends with any vowel on 4/30/2005, at CLE, 8 (Bautista, Berroa, Castillo, Gotay, Graffanino, Harvey, Marrero, Sweeney)
Contains 3 letters on 4/8/1969, vs MIN, 1 (Foy)
  on 990 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs MIN, 1 (May)
Contains 4 letters on 7/12/2009, at BOS, 4 (Buck, Chen, Pena, Pena)
Contains 5 letters on 7/4/1993, vs TOR, 8 (Brett, Gagne, Gwynn, Haney, Hiatt, Mayne, McRae, Rossy)
Contains 6 letters on 5/13/1980, at NYA, 7 (Aikens, Hurdle, LaCock, Martin, Porter, Wathan, Wilson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/3/1998, vs CLE, 7 (Conine, Fasano, Halter, Morris, Rivera, Rosado, Sutton)
Contains 7 letters on 9/3/1986, vs CHA, 6 (Balboni, Jackson, Johnson, Kingery, Leonard, Seitzer)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2000, vs SEA, 6 (Batista, Beltran, Johnson, McCarty, Sanchez, Sweeney)
Contains 8 letters on 9/18/1973, vs MIN, 5 (Bevacqua, Martinez, Mayberry, Poquette, Wohlford)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1996, at TOR, 5 (Lockhart, Nunnally, Offerman, Paquette, Vitiello)
Contains 9 letters on 4/26/1991, vs BOS, 4 (Boddicker, Cromartie, Stillwell, Tartabull)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1992, at CAL, 4 (Jefferies, Koslofski, Rasmussen, Wilkerson)
Contains 10 letters on 6/30/1982, vs OAK, 3 (Concepcion, Splittorff, Washington)
  on 81 occasions, most recently on 8/27/2010, at CLE, 3 (Betancourt, Bloomquist, Bullington)
Contains 11 letters on 4/8/1969, vs MIN, 1 (Kirkpatrick)
  on 577 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2002, at CLE, 1 (Obermueller)
Contains 12 letters on 4/3/2006, vs DET, 2 (Grudzielanek, Mientkiewicz)
  on 70 occasions, most recently on 7/25/2006, vs BAL, 2 (Grudzielanek, Mientkiewicz)

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The most distinct letters on 6/6/1973, at BOS, 24 (Bevacqua, Healy, Hovley, Mayberry, Patek, Piniella, Rojas, Schaal, Wohlford, Wright, all but XZ)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/1/1974, vs BAL, 24 (Bevacqua, Busby, Cowens, Martinez, Mayberry, McRae, Otis, Patek, Rojas, Wohlford, all but GX)
The fewest distinct letters on 6/2/1969, vs WS2, 14 (Fiore, Foy, Harrison, Kelly, Nelson, Oliver, Paepke, Piniella, Rios, all but BCDGJMQTUWXZ)
The most total letters on 5/27/1989, vs DET, 84 (Buckner, de los Santos, Eisenreich, Gubicza, Jackson, Macfarlane, Seitzer, Stillwell, Tartabull, Wellman)
The fewest total letters on 5/31/1971, at BOS, 46 (Drago, May, Oliver, Otis, Paepke, Patek, Rojas, Savage, Schaal)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1997, at CIN, 46 (Bell, Damon, Dye, Halter, King, Myers, Palmer, Rosado, Sweeney)
The most Scrabble® points on 9/27/1973, at CHA, 176 (27 Kirkpatrick, 24 Bevacqua, 24 Fitzmorris, 19 Martinez, 18 Wohlford, 17 Ortenzio, 15 Reichardt, 12 Floyd, 11 Patek, 9 McRae)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 6/12/2005, at ARI, 76 (12 Carrasco, 10 Brown, 10 Castillo, 9 Gotay, 9 Teahen, 8 Berroa, 7 Costa, 6 Stairs, 5 Long)

Unique occurrences in bold.
Includes all games played 1969-2010.
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