Letters in the Minnesota Twins Lineup

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When did the Minnesota Twins use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 9/26/1958, vs BOS, 3 (Allison, Alvarez, Aspromonte)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/2/1964, vs NYA, 3 (Allen, Allison, Arrigo)
Contains A on 5/21/1979, at TEX, 10 (Castino, Edwards, Hartzell, Jackson, Landreaux, Morales, Randall, Rivera, Smalley, Wynegar)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 10/5/1980, at KCA, 10 (Butera, Castino, Faedo, Jackson, Jackson, Landreaux, Mackanin, Morales, Rivera, Ward)
Ends with A on 5/22/1951, vs CHA, 3 (Guerra, Kuzava, Miranda)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs TOR, 3 (Butera, Casilla, Valencia)
Starts with B on 7/2/1975, vs CAL, 6 (Blyleven, Borgmann, Bostock, Braun, Briggs, Brye)
Contains B on 6/26/1957, vs DET, 6 (Becquer, Berberet, Bolling, Bridges, Stobbs, Throneberry)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 4/30/1997, vs BAL, 6 (Becker, Brede, Colbrunn, Knoblauch, Steinbach, Tewksbury)
Ends with B on 6/11/1956, vs KC1, 1 (Grob)
  on 62 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2008, at KCA, 1 (Lamb)
Starts with C on 7/28/1942, at SLA, 5 (Campbell, Carrasquel, Case, Clary, Cullenbine)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/22/1942, at NYA, 5 (Campbell, Carrasquel, Case, Clary, Cullenbine)
Contains C on 7/6/1994, vs TOR, 7 (Cole, Erickson, Hocking, Knoblauch, Mack, Puckett, Walbeck)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 8/11/1997, vs NYA, 7 (Colbrunn, Coomer, Cordova, Hocking, Jackson, Knoblauch, Steinbach)
Ends with C on 9/18/1935, vs CHA, 1 (Mihalic)
  on 57 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1937, at NYA, 1 (Mihalic)
Starts with D on 4/16/1972, at OAK, 2 (Darwin, Dempsey)
  on 66 occasions, most recently on 5/11/1994, at KCA, 2 (Deshaies, Dunn)
Contains D on 9/1/1981, vs NYA, 6 (Adams, Faedo, Goodwin, Laudner, Redfern, Ward)
Ends with D on 5/20/1977, at CAL, 3 (Ford, Norwood, Thormodsgard)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/28/1978, vs KCA, 3 (Ford, Norwood, Thormodsgard)
Starts with E on 4/7/1982, vs SEA, 3 (Eisenreich, Engle, Erickson)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/13/1982, vs OAK, 3 (Eisenreich, Engle, Erickson)
Contains E on 4/25/1994, at CLE, 10 (Becker, Cole, Deshaies, Hrbek, Leius, Meares, Puckett, Reboulet, Walbeck, Winfield)
Ends with E on 6/11/1922, at DET, 5 (Bluege, Judge, LaMotte, Mogridge, Rice)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 5/12/1930, vs CHA, 5 (Bluege, Burke, Judge, Rice, Tate)
Starts with F on 6/12/1937, at CHA, 2 (Ferrell, Ferrell)
  on 64 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1983, vs TEX, 2 (Faedo, Filson)
Contains F on 8/24/1940, vs CHA, 3 (Ferrell, Pofahl, Sanford)
  on 83 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2004, vs KCA, 3 (Ford, Offerman, Tiffee)
Ends with F on 4/22/1944, at NYA, 1 (Wolff)
  on 319 occasions, most recently on 6/6/1976, at BAL, 1 (Roof)
Starts with G on 9/25/1989, at CHA, 4 (Gaetti, Gagne, Gladden, Guthrie)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1990, at DET, 4 (Gaetti, Gagne, Gladden, Guthrie)
Contains G on 5/30/1922, at BOS, 6 (Bluege, Gharrity, Goebel, Goslin, Judge, Peckinpaugh)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1923, vs DET, 6 (Bluege, Gharrity, Goslin, Judge, Mogridge, Peckinpaugh)
Ends with G on 7/2/1956, vs BOS, 2 (Herzog, Roig)
  on 45 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, vs TOR, 2 (Duensing, Young)
Starts with H on 4/6/1974, at KCA, 4 (Hands, Hisle, Holt, Hundley)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1993, at BOS, 4 (Hale, Harper, Hocking, Hrbek)
Contains H on 7/17/1920, vs DET, 7 (Gharrity, Harris, Picinich, Roth, Shanks, Shannon, Zachary)
Ends with H on 5/3/1922, at BOS, 4 (Bush, Peckinpaugh, Picinich, Smith)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/10/1922, vs SLA, 4 (Bush, Peckinpaugh, Picinich, Smith)
Starts with I on 8/10/1967, vs WS2, 1 (Izquierdo)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 7/27/1995, at TOR, 1 (Ingram)
Contains I on 6/21/1964, vs DET, 8 (Allison, Killebrew, Kindall, Mincher, Oliva, Rollins, Stigman, Zimmerman)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/4/2001, vs KCA, 8 (Hocking, Kielty, Koskie, Mientkiewicz, Milton, Ortiz, Pierzynski, Rivas)
Ends with I on 6/6/1943, vs DET, 2 (Candini, Giuliani)
  on 378 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1990, vs SEA, 2 (Gaetti, Tapani)
Starts with J on 4/23/1919, vs PHA, 3 (Janvrin, Johnson, Judge)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1926, at DET, 3 (Jeanes, Johnson, Judge)
Contains J on 4/23/1919, vs PHA, 3 (Janvrin, Johnson, Judge)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/7/1926, at DET, 3 (Jeanes, Johnson, Judge)
Ends with J on 5/5/1939, at CHA, 1 (Welaj)
  on 111 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1941, at NYA, 1 (Welaj)
Starts with K on 8/9/1964, at CLE, 4 (Kaat, Killebrew, Kindall, Kostro)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/27/1965, at BOS, 4 (Kaat, Killebrew, Kindall, Kostro)
Contains K on 7/10/1994, vs CLE, 8 (Becker, Erickson, Hocking, Hrbek, Knoblauch, Mack, Parks, Puckett)
Ends with K on 8/28/1968, at CLE, 3 (Clark, Look, Renick)
  on 48 occasions, most recently on 8/21/1995, at TEX, 3 (Klingenbeck, Stahoviak, Walbeck)
Starts with L on 4/9/1988, vs TOR, 4 (Larkin, Laudner, Lea, Lombardozzi)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1988, vs CAL, 4 (Larkin, Laudner, Lea, Lombardozzi)
Contains L on 6/10/1939, at DET, 8 (Bloodworth, Bluege, Carrasquel, Estalella, Gelbert, Giuliani, Lewis, Welaj)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 8/3/1996, at BOS, 8 (Aldred, Hollins, Kelly, Knoblauch, Lawton, Molitor, Reboulet, Walbeck)
Ends with L on 5/2/1936, vs SLA, 4 (Hill, Kuhel, Powell, Whitehill)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 7/10/1937, at NYA, 4 (Ferrell, Ferrell, Hill, Kuhel)
Starts with M on 6/20/1993, at NYA, 5 (Mack, Maksudian, McCarty, Meares, Munoz)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/4/1994, at DET, 5 (Mack, Mahomes, McCarty, Meares, Munoz)
Contains M on 9/30/1973, at CAL, 6 (Adams, Borgmann, Mitterwald, Monzon, Soderholm, Thompson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 6/20/2008, vs ARI, 6 (Gomez, Macri, Mauer, Monroe, Morneau, Redmond)
Ends with M on 9/6/1971, at CHA, 2 (Hamm, Soderholm)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1984, vs TEX, 2 (Putnam, Schrom)
Starts with N on 4/22/1950, at NYA, 2 (Nagy, Noren)
  on 44 occasions, most recently on 10/4/1991, vs TOR, 2 (Neagle, Newman)
Contains N on 6/1/2001, at TEX, 9 (Allen, Buchanan, Guzman, Hocking, Hunter, Jones, Mientkiewicz, Pierzynski, Santana)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/31/2002, vs ANA, 9 (Buchanan, Canizaro, Guzman, Hocking, Hunter, Jones, Mientkiewicz, Milton, Pierzynski)
Ends with N on 5/1/1948, vs PHA, 7 (Christman, Coan, Robertson, Sullivan, Vernon, Wooten, Wynn)
Starts with O on 10/2/1920, at PHA, 2 (O'Neill, O'Rourke)
  on 48 occasions, most recently on 9/17/2004, vs BAL, 2 (Offerman, Ojeda)
Contains O on 8/11/1997, vs NYA, 9 (Colbrunn, Coomer, Cordova, Hocking, Jackson, Knoblauch, Lawton, Molitor, Robertson)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/3/2000, vs BOS, 9 (Canizaro, Coomer, Hocking, Jones, Koskie, Lawton, Lincoln, Moeller, Ortiz)
Ends with O on 8/13/1953, vs NYA, 3 (Davalillo, Grasso, Marrero)
  on 62 occasions, most recently on 9/19/2010, vs OAK, 3 (Liriano, Punto, Repko)
Starts with P on 5/3/1922, at BOS, 3 (Peckinpaugh, Phillips, Picinich)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 7/17/1994, vs MIL, 3 (Parks, Puckett, Pulido)
Contains P on 4/17/1942, at PHA, 4 (Campbell, Pofahl, Repass, Spence)
  on 67 occasions, most recently on 7/27/2010, at KCA, 4 (Pavano, Punto, Repko, Span)
Ends with P on 5/4/1927, vs NYA, 1 (Cullop)
  on 85 occasions, most recently on 5/1/2010, at CLE, 1 (Manship)
Starts with Q on 9/10/1939, at NYA, 1 (Quick)
  on 189 occasions, most recently on 4/5/1996, vs BAL, 1 (Quinlan)
Contains Q on 9/28/1939, vs BOS, 2 (Carrasquel, Quick)
Starts with R on 5/7/1927, at SLA, 4 (Reeves, Rice, Rigney, Ruel)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/29/2005, vs KCA, 4 (Radke, Rivas, Rodriguez, Ryan)
Contains R on 9/13/2005, at DET, 10 (Bartlett, Castro, Cuddyer, Ford, LeCroy, Mauer, Radke, Redmond, Rivas, Stewart)
Ends with R on 8/5/2007, vs CLE, 6 (Baker, Buscher, Cuddyer, Hunter, Mauer, Tyner)
Starts with S on 6/19/1934, vs CLE, 4 (Schulte, Sewell, Stewart, Stone)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1985, vs TEX, 4 (Salas, Schrom, Smalley, Stenhouse)
Contains S on 9/30/1937, vs BOS, 8 (Case, Lewis, Millies, Phebus, Sington, Stone, Travis, Wasdell)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 4/11/1981, vs OAK, 8 (Adams, Castino, Jackson, Johnston, Smalley, Smith, Sofield, Williams)
Ends with S on 9/30/1928, at SLA, 5 (Barnes, Boss, Harris, Hayes, Jones)
  on 32 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1957, vs DET, 5 (Bridges, Plews, Runnels, Sievers, Stobbs)
Starts with T on 8/8/1970, vs OAK, 4 (Thompson, Tiant, Tischinski, Tovar)
Contains T on 6/18/1983, at TEX, 7 (Castillo, Castino, Gaetti, Hatcher, Mitchell, Smith, Washington)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 7/23/2007, at TOR, 7 (Bartlett, Castillo, Hunter, Punto, Santana, Tyner, White)
Ends with T on 9/13/1939, vs CHA, 4 (Aderholt, Gelbert, West, Wright)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/31/1954, vs DET, 4 (McDermott, Umphlett, Wright, Yost)
Starts with U on 6/17/1945, vs BOS, 1 (Ullrich)
  on 731 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1983, at KCA, 1 (Ullger)
Contains U on 5/21/2010, vs MIL, 9 (Blackburn, Cuddyer, Hudson, Kubel, Mauer, Morneau, Plouffe, Punto, Young)
Ends with U on 9/30/1925, at BOS, 1 (Ballou)
  on 913 occasions, most recently on 7/7/2010, at TOR, 1 (Morneau)
Starts with V on 5/9/1953, at PHA, 3 (Verble, Vernon, Vollmer)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 6/25/1953, vs SLA, 3 (Verble, Vernon, Vollmer)
Contains V on 9/2/1942, vs CHA, 4 (Bevil, Evans, Sullivan, Vernon)
  on 46 occasions, most recently on 6/28/1998, vs SLN, 4 (Cordova, Shave, Stahoviak, Valentin)
Starts with W on 9/25/1981, vs TEX, 5 (Ward, Washington, Wilfong, Williams, Wynegar)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1981, vs KCA, 5 (Ward, Washington, Wilfong, Williams, Wynegar)
Contains W on 7/2/1978, vs CHA, 6 (Carew, Norwood, Powell, Wilfong, Wolfe, Wynegar)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1981, vs KCA, 6 (Powell, Ward, Washington, Wilfong, Williams, Wynegar)
Ends with W on 8/18/1919, at DET, 2 (Agnew, Shaw)
  on 707 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1974, vs TEX, 2 (Carew, Killebrew)
Contains X on 4/17/1927, vs PHA, 1 (Braxton)
  on 529 occasions, most recently on 9/3/2010, vs TEX, 1 (Fox)
Ends with X on 4/6/1979, at OAK, 1 (Landreaux)
  on 261 occasions, most recently on 9/3/2010, vs TEX, 1 (Fox)
Starts with Y on 8/16/1944, vs CHA, 1 (Yost)
  on 2016 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, vs TOR, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 9/18/2002, at DET, 5 (Cuddyer, Kielty, LeCroy, Mays, Pierzynski)
Ends with Y on 9/20/1919, vs CLE, 4 (Gharrity, Menosky, Murphy, Zachary)
Starts with Z on 7/27/1919, vs PHA, 1 (Zachary)
  on 782 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1980, at TEX, 1 (Zahn)
Contains Z on 4/10/2002, at CLE, 5 (Canizaro, Guzman, Mientkiewicz, Ortiz, Pierzynski)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/14/2002, at KCA, 5 (Canizaro, Guzman, Mientkiewicz, Ortiz, Pierzynski)
Ends with Z on 4/22/1942, vs BOS, 2 (Gomez, Ortiz)
  on 330 occasions, most recently on 9/13/2008, at BAL, 2 (Gomez, Ruiz)
Contains any double letter on 8/24/1961, at CHA, 8 (Allison, Altobelli, Battey, Green, Kaat, Killebrew, Tuttle, Versalles)
  on 110 occasions, most recently on 5/25/1966, at BOS, 8 (Allen, Allison, Battey, Hall, Kaat, Killebrew, Rollins, Versalles)
Ends with any double letter on 7/18/1934, at DET, 4 (Gill, Kress, Sewell, Whitehill)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 6/9/1945, at PHA, 4 (Ferrell, Myatt, Powell, Wolff)
Starts with any vowel on 5/12/1950, at BOS, 4 (Evans, O'Brien, Ortiz, Yost)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 9/8/1967, at BAL, 4 (Allison, Izquierdo, Oliva, Uhlaender)
Contains nary an E on 7/17/1920, vs DET, 8 (Gharrity, Harris, Milan, Picinich, Roth, Shanks, Shannon, Zachary)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 6/27/1991, vs TOR, 8 (Bush, Davis, Knoblauch, Mack, Munoz, Ortiz, Pagliarulo, Tapani)
Ends with any vowel on 9/20/1919, vs CLE, 7 (Ellerbe, Gharrity, Judge, Menosky, Murphy, Rice, Zachary)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/19/2010, vs OAK, 7 (Hardy, Liriano, Punto, Repko, Revere, Thome, Valencia)
Contains 3 letters on 10/3/1923, at PHA, 1 (Roe)
  on 151 occasions, most recently on 9/3/2010, vs TEX, 1 (Fox)
Contains 4 letters on 7/19/1929, at SLA, 5 (Boss, Myer, Rice, Ruel, West)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 10/6/1929, vs BOS, 5 (Boss, Land, Myer, Rice, Tate)
Contains 5 letters on 8/5/1945, vs BOS, 7 (Binks, Clift, Evans, Kuhel, Lewis, Myatt, Wolff)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/19/2009, at TEX, 7 (Baker, Crede, Gomez, Kubel, Mauer, Punto, Young)
Contains 6 letters on 4/9/2000, at KCA, 9 (Coomer, Guzman, Hunter, Huskey, Koskie, Lawton, LeCroy, Milton, Walker)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/24/2000, at NYA, 9 (Coomer, Guzman, Hunter, Huskey, Koskie, Lawton, LeCroy, Milton, Walker)
Contains 7 letters on 6/17/1979, vs BAL, 9 (Castino, Edwards, Jackson, Koosman, Morales, Norwood, Randall, Smalley, Wynegar)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/3/1980, at BAL, 9 (Castino, Edwards, Goodwin, Jackson, Jackson, Smalley, Sofield, Wilfong, Wynegar)
Contains 8 letters on 5/26/1919, at CHA, 3 (Gharrity, Picinich, Thompson)
  on 158 occasions, most recently on 7/21/2007, vs ANA, 3 (Bartlett, Castillo, McDonald)
Contains 9 letters on 4/23/1948, at PHA, 4 (Christman, Culberson, Masterson, Robertson)
  on 103 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1997, at CLE, 4 (Knoblauch, Stahoviak, Steinbach, Tewksbury)
Contains 10 letters on 9/14/1937, vs DET, 2 (Bloodworth, Krakauskas)
  on 108 occasions, most recently on 4/6/1983, vs DET, 2 (Eisenreich, Washington)
Contains 11 letters on 6/28/1955, vs BOS, 3 (Porterfield, Schoonmaker, Valdivielso)
Contains 12 letters on 8/11/1958, vs BOS, 1 (Valentinetti)
  on 651 occasions, most recently on 7/30/2004, vs BOS, 1 (Mientkiewicz)
Contains 13 letters on 4/20/1923, at PHA, 1 (Hollingsworth)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 5/1/1940, vs DET, 1 (Hollingsworth)

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The most distinct letters on 8/1/1979, at OAK, 25 (Cubbage, Goodwin, Hartzell, Jackson, Landreaux, Powell, Rivera, Smalley, Wilfong, Wynegar, all but Q)
The fewest distinct letters on 5/30/1939, vs PHA, 14 (Case, Chase, Early, Estalella, Lewis, Myer, Travis, West, Wright, all but BDFJKNOPQUXZ)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1968, at OAK, 14 (Allison, Boswell, Carew, Kelly, Killebrew, Nettles, Reese, Renick, Roseboro, all but DFGHJMPQUVXZ)
The most total letters on 6/28/1986, vs KCA, 78 (Blyleven, Brunansky, Davidson, Gaetti, Gagne, Hatcher, Laudner, Lombardozzi, Puckett, Washington)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/1/1995, at CLE, 78 (Becker, Cordova, Klingenbeck, Knoblauch, Masteller, Meares, Merullo, Puckett, Stahoviak, Walbeck)
The fewest total letters on 10/6/1929, vs BOS, 41 (Barnes, Boss, Gooch, Hayes, Land, Liska, Myer, Rice, Tate)
The most Scrabble® points on 5/14/2002, at KCA, 177 (32 Mientkiewicz, 28 Pierzynski, 19 Canizaro, 18 Guzman, 17 Hocking, 15 Buchanan, 14 Ortiz, 13 Kinney, 12 Jones, 9 Hunter)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 7/7/1951, vs PHA, 61 (9 Vernon, 8 Moreno, 7 Guerra, 7 Runnels, 7 Yost, 6 Coan, 6 Dente, 6 Mele, 5 Noren)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/16/1951, at CLE, 61 (9 Vernon, 8 Moreno, 7 Guerra, 7 Runnels, 7 Yost, 6 Coan, 6 Dente, 6 Mele, 5 Noren)

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