Letters in the New York Yankees Lineup

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When did the New York Yankees use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 7/14/1972, vs OAK, 2 (Allen, Alou)
  on 87 occasions, most recently on 9/26/2008, at BOS, 2 (Abreu, Aceves)
Contains A on 9/8/1989, at OAK, 10 (Balboni, Barfield, Espinoza, Hall, Hawkins, Mattingly, Polonia, Sax, Slaught, Velarde)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/31/1992, at MIL, 10 (Gallego, Hall, Hayes, James, Kamieniecki, Maas, Mattingly, Stankiewicz, Stanley, Tartabull)
Ends with A on 6/10/2003, vs HOU, 5 (Mussina, Posada, Rivera, Sierra, Ventura)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2009, at TBA, 5 (Cabrera, Molina, Posada, Sabathia, Teixeira)
Starts with B on 7/21/1963, vs CLE, 5 (Berra, Blanchard, Bouton, Boyer, Bright)
Contains B on 7/30/1959, at CHA, 6 (Berra, Brickell, Grba, Kubek, Siebern, Throneberry)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/21/1963, vs CLE, 6 (Berra, Blanchard, Bouton, Boyer, Bright, Kubek)
Starts with C on 8/15/1955, at BAL, 4 (Carey, Coleman, Coleman, Collins)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 5/26/2009, at TEX, 4 (Cabrera, Cano, Cervelli, Chamberlain)
Contains C on 7/10/1930, vs PHA, 6 (Chapman, Combs, Cooke, Dickey, Pennock, Rice)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/11/1972, vs MIL, 6 (Callison, Clarke, Kekich, Michael, Murcer, Sanchez)
Ends with C on 6/3/1967, vs DET, 1 (Verbanic)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1968, at BOS, 1 (Verbanic)
Starts with D on 6/8/1939, at CHA, 4 (Dahlgren, Dickey, DiMaggio, Donald)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1940, vs WS1, 4 (Dahlgren, Dickey, DiMaggio, Donald)
Contains D on 10/1/1986, vs TOR, 6 (Guidry, Henderson, Hernandez, Lombardi, Randolph, Winfield)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1988, at OAK, 6 (Dotson, Henderson, Randolph, Velarde, Ward, Winfield)
Ends with D on 5/17/1955, vs CHA, 3 (Ford, Howard, McDougald)
  on 120 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1966, vs BOS, 3 (Ford, Howard, Schofield)
Starts with E on 8/1/1986, at CLE, 2 (Easler, Espino)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 10/6/1991, vs CLE, 2 (Eiland, Espinoza)
Contains E on 9/23/1973, at CLE, 10 (Blomberg, Clarke, Dempsey, Hegan, Murcer, Nettles, Stanley, Stottlemyre, Velez, White)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2010, at TEX, 10 (Berkman, Burnett, Cervelli, Gardner, Jeter, Kearns, Pena, Rodriguez, Swisher, Thames)
Ends with E on 4/30/1966, vs KC1, 5 (Clarke, Mantle, Pepitone, Stottlemyre, White)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 5/31/1969, at KCA, 5 (Clarke, Lyttle, Pepitone, Stottlemyre, White)
Starts with F on 9/16/1997, vs BOS, 3 (Fielder, Figga, Fox)
Contains F on 4/6/1984, at TEX, 4 (Foli, Griffey, Montefusco, Winfield)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1984, vs BAL, 4 (Foli, Fontenot, Griffey, Winfield)
Ends with F on 7/21/1926, vs CHA, 1 (Skiff)
  on 35 occasions, most recently on 9/11/1947, vs DET, 1 (Wensloff)
Starts with G on 4/28/1938, vs BOS, 4 (Gehrig, Glenn, Gomez, Gordon)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1979, vs TOR, 4 (Gamble, Garcia, Guidry, Gulden)
Contains G on 8/11/1938, vs WS1, 6 (DiMaggio, Gehrig, Glenn, Gomez, Gordon, Hoag)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1938, at CHA, 6 (DiMaggio, Gehrig, Glenn, Gomez, Gordon, Hoag)
Ends with G on 9/12/1925, at PHA, 3 (Gehrig, Koenig, Schang)
  on 62 occasions, most recently on 7/16/1938, vs DET, 3 (Gehrig, Hoag, Ruffing)
Starts with H on 7/11/1923, at CHA, 3 (Hendrick, Hofmann, Hoyt)
  on 61 occasions, most recently on 9/23/1992, vs DET, 3 (Hall, Hayes, Hitchcock)
Contains H on 9/26/1935, vs WS1, 7 (Chapman, Gehrig, Heffner, Hill, Hoag, Murphy, Richardson)
Ends with H on 7/13/1923, at CHA, 4 (Bengough, Bush, Ruth, Smith)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/16/1923, at CLE, 4 (Bengough, Bush, Ruth, Smith)
Starts with I on 7/10/1997, vs DET, 1 (Irabu)
  on 81 occasions, most recently on 5/9/2008, at DET, 1 (Igawa)
Contains I on 5/16/1937, at PHA, 8 (Crosetti, Dickey, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Henrich, Lazzeri, Ruffing, Selkirk)
  on 48 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2004, vs SDN, 8 (Cairo, Giambi, Lieber, Matsui, Rodriguez, Sheffield, Sierra, Williams)
Ends with I on 5/12/1928, vs DET, 3 (Coveleski, Grabowski, Lazzeri)
  on 107 occasions, most recently on 8/16/2003, at BAL, 3 (Dellucci, Giambi, Matsui)
Starts with J on 4/8/1979, vs MIL, 3 (Jackson, John, Johnstone)
  on 35 occasions, most recently on 10/7/2001, at TBA, 3 (Jeter, Johnson, Justice)
Contains J on 8/22/2001, at TEX, 4 (Jeter, Johnson, Justice, Sojo)
Starts with K on 6/23/1991, vs MIN, 3 (Kamieniecki, Kelly, Kelly)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1992, vs DET, 3 (Kamieniecki, Kelly, Kelly)
Contains K on 5/15/1992, vs OAK, 5 (Kamieniecki, Kelly, Kelly, Nokes, Stankiewicz)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1992, at BAL, 5 (Kelly, Kelly, Nokes, Stankiewicz, Wickman)
Ends with K on 10/6/1923, vs PHA, 2 (Hendrick, Pennock)
  on 55 occasions, most recently on 8/20/1959, at DET, 2 (Blaylock, Kubek)
Starts with L on 5/14/1919, at DET, 2 (Lamar, Lewis)
  on 678 occasions, most recently on 8/28/2005, vs KCA, 2 (Lawton, Leiter)
Contains L on 5/3/1994, at CAL, 10 (Gallego, Kelly, Leyritz, Mattingly, Mulholland, O'Neill, Stanley, Tartabull, Velarde, Williams)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/30/1994, at BOS, 10 (Elster, Leyritz, Mulholland, Polonia, Silvestri, Stanley, Tartabull, Velarde, Williams, Williams)
Ends with L on 4/14/1925, vs WS1, 3 (Meusel, O'Neill, Paschal)
  on 25 occasions, most recently on 7/3/1995, at CHA, 3 (McDowell, O'Neill, Tartabull)
Starts with M on 6/15/1974, at OAK, 6 (Maddox, Mason, Medich, Michael, Munson, Murcer)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/4/1974, vs MIL, 6 (Maddox, Mason, Medich, Michael, Munson, Murcer)
Contains M on 7/10/1974, at KCA, 8 (Alomar, Blomberg, Chambliss, Maddox, Mason, May, Munson, Murcer)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 6/16/1975, vs MIL, 8 (Alomar, Blomberg, Chambliss, Dempsey, Mason, May, Munson, Williams)
Ends with M on 7/1/1941, vs BOS, 2 (Bonham, Sturm)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1985, at MIL, 2 (Bystrom, Meacham)
Starts with N on 4/19/1979, vs BAL, 2 (Narron, Nettles)
  on 37 occasions, most recently on 9/3/2010, vs TOR, 2 (Nova, Nunez)
Contains N on 5/5/1979, vs OAK, 10 (Beniquez, Dent, Jackson, John, Johnson, Munson, Nettles, Piniella, Randolph, Spencer)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/20/1980, at DET, 10 (Brown, Cerone, Dent, Jackson, John, Jones, Nettles, Piniella, Randolph, Watson)
Ends with N on 7/31/1957, vs KC1, 5 (Johnson, Larsen, Richardson, Simpson, Skowron)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1988, at DET, 5 (Geren, Henderson, John, Tolleson, Washington)
Starts with O on 4/5/1993, at CLE, 2 (O'Neill, Owen)
  on 75 occasions, most recently on 6/10/2001, vs ATL, 2 (O'Neill, Oliver)
Contains O on 7/30/1980, at MIN, 8 (Brown, Cerone, Jackson, Jones, Randolph, Soderholm, Underwood, Watson)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/20/1981, at BOS, 8 (Cerone, Foote, Jackson, John, Milbourne, Randolph, Rodriguez, Watson)
Ends with O on 4/14/1941, at WS1, 3 (DiMaggio, Rizzuto, Russo)
  on 58 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2006, vs BAL, 3 (Cairo, Cannizaro, Cano)
Starts with P on 7/6/1989, vs DET, 4 (Pagliarulo, Parker, Phelps, Polonia)
Contains P on 7/6/1989, vs DET, 5 (Espinoza, Pagliarulo, Parker, Phelps, Polonia)
Ends with P on 4/23/1919, vs BOS, 1 (Pipp)
  on 1129 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1984, vs DET, 1 (Kemp)
Starts with Q on 4/28/1919, vs PHA, 1 (Quinn)
  on 95 occasions, most recently on 5/7/1989, at CHA, 1 (Quirk)
Contains Q on 4/28/1919, vs PHA, 1 (Quinn)
  on 623 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, at TOR, 1 (Vazquez)
Starts with R on 7/2/1930, vs CHA, 4 (Reese, Rice, Ruffing, Ruth)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2008, at TBA, 4 (Ransom, Rasner, Rodriguez, Rodriguez)
Contains R on 7/26/1930, at DET, 9 (Byrd, Gehrig, Hargrave, Lary, Lazzeri, Pipgras, Reese, Rice, Ruth)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2010, vs TBA, 9 (Berkman, Burnett, Cervelli, Gardner, Granderson, Jeter, Rodriguez, Swisher, Teixeira)
Ends with R on 4/29/1922, vs BOS, 4 (Baker, DeVormer, Fewster, Miller)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 5/30/2010, vs CLE, 4 (Gardner, Jeter, Moeller, Swisher)
Starts with S on 8/15/1922, vs DET, 4 (Schang, Scott, Shawkey, Smith)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 10/3/1999, at TBA, 4 (Sojo, Soriano, Spencer, Strawberry)
Contains S on 5/29/1975, at TEX, 8 (Bonds, Chambliss, Dobson, Johnson, Mason, Munson, Nettles, Stanley)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 9/21/2003, at TBA, 8 (Clemens, Johnson, Matsui, Posada, Sierra, Soriano, Williams, Wilson)
Ends with S on 6/27/1975, at BOS, 5 (Bonds, Chambliss, Coggins, Nettles, Williams)
  on 37 occasions, most recently on 7/15/1999, vs ATL, 5 (Brosius, Clemens, Curtis, Davis, Williams)
Starts with T on 8/13/1967, at CLE, 3 (Talbot, Tillman, Tresh)
Contains T on 5/25/1945, vs CHA, 7 (Crompton, Crosetti, Etten, Gettel, Martin, Metheny, Stirnweiss)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/3/1967, vs WS2, 7 (Mantle, Monbouquette, Pepitone, Smith, Tillman, Tresh, Whitaker)
Ends with T on 4/23/1922, vs WS1, 3 (Hoyt, Scott, Witt)
  on 90 occasions, most recently on 9/11/1979, at BOS, 3 (Dent, Scott, Tiant)
Starts with U on 8/20/1933, at CHA, 1 (Uhle)
  on 41 occasions, most recently on 5/16/1981, vs SEA, 1 (Underwood)
Contains U on 5/17/1959, vs KC1, 6 (Bauer, Kubek, Lumpe, McDougald, Slaughter, Sturdivant)
Ends with U on 4/6/1973, at BOS, 2 (Alou, Alou)
  on 60 occasions, most recently on 8/25/1973, at OAK, 2 (Alou, Alou)
Starts with V on 4/7/2002, vs TBA, 2 (Vander Wal, Ventura)
  on 57 occasions, most recently on 9/21/2002, at DET, 2 (Vander Wal, Ventura)
Contains V on 5/11/1944, vs DET, 3 (Levy, Milosevich, Savage)
  on 40 occasions, most recently on 6/24/2003, at TBA, 3 (Rivera, Ventura, Weaver)
Ends with V on 8/1/1951, vs DET, 1 (Cerv)
  on 171 occasions, most recently on 5/26/1962, vs DET, 1 (Cerv)
Starts with W on 8/4/2002, at ANA, 5 (Wells, White, Widger, Williams, Wilson)
Contains W on 4/13/2002, at BOS, 5 (Vander Wal, Wells, White, Williams, Wilson)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2002, at DET, 5 (Vander Wal, Wells, White, Widger, Wilson)
Ends with W on 5/6/1974, at TEX, 1 (Tidrow)
  on 63 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1992, at CLE, 1 (Snow)
Contains X on 9/6/1976, vs BOS, 2 (Alexander, Maddox)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1976, vs BAL, 2 (Alexander, Maddox)
Ends with X on 7/20/1924, vs CLE, 1 (Mamaux)
  on 900 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1997, at CLE, 1 (Fox)
Starts with Y on 7/11/1992, vs SEA, 1 (Young)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 7/6/2000, vs BAL, 1 (Yarnall)
Contains Y on 7/6/1992, vs MIN, 7 (Hayes, Kelly, Kelly, Leary, Leyritz, Mattingly, Stanley)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1992, vs CLE, 7 (Hayes, Kelly, Kelly, Leyritz, Mattingly, Stanley, Young)
Ends with Y on 5/8/1982, at SEA, 5 (Griffey, Guidry, Mayberry, Mumphrey, Smalley)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1992, vs MIN, 5 (Kelly, Kelly, Leary, Mattingly, Stanley)
Starts with Z on 8/27/1928, vs DET, 1 (Zachary)
  on 150 occasions, most recently on 8/12/2003, at KCA, 1 (Zeile)
Contains Z on 10/4/1964, vs CLE, 4 (Gonzalez, Jimenez, Linz, Lopez)
Ends with Z on 10/4/1964, vs CLE, 4 (Gonzalez, Jimenez, Linz, Lopez)
Starts with any double letter on 9/25/1989, at BOS, 1 (Mmahat)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 5/14/1996, vs SEA, 1 (Eenhoorn)
Contains any double letter on 4/8/1993, at CLE, 8 (Boggs, Kelly, Maas, Mattingly, Militello, O'Neill, Tartabull, Williams)
  on 40 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1995, vs BOS, 8 (Boggs, Kelly, Mattingly, O'Neill, Pettitte, Sierra, Williams, Williams)
Ends with any double letter on 9/11/1924, at BOS, 5 (Beall, Hofmann, Pipp, Scott, Witt)
Starts with any vowel on 7/14/1972, vs OAK, 3 (Allen, Alou, Ellis)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1994, vs OAK, 3 (Abbott, Elster, O'Neill)
Contains nary an E on 7/18/1923, at DET, 9 (Dugan, Hofmann, Hoyt, Pipp, Ruth, Scott, Smith, Ward, Witt)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2003, at CHA, 9 (Garcia, Giambi, Johnson, Matsui, Mussina, Posada, Soriano, Williams, Wilson)
Ends with any vowel on 5/27/2003, vs BOS, 9 (Giambi, Matsui, Mondesi, Pettitte, Posada, Rivera, Soriano, Ventura, Zeile)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 7/7/2003, vs BOS, 9 (Flaherty, Garcia, Giambi, Matsui, Mussina, Pride, Sierra, Soriano, Ventura)
Contains 3 letters on 5/23/1976, vs BOS, 2 (May, May)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/26/1996, at BOS, 2 (Fox, Key)
Contains 4 letters on 7/11/1920, vs DET, 6 (Mays, Pipp, Ruel, Ruth, Vick, Ward)
Contains 5 letters on 8/14/1963, at BOS, 7 (Berra, Boyer, Kubek, Lopez, Maris, Terry, Tresh)
Contains 6 letters on 5/30/1972, at MIL, 7 (Clarke, Kekich, Kenney, Lanier, Munson, Murcer, Torres)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/10/2005, vs BAL, 7 (Crosby, Giambi, Matsui, Pavano, Posada, Sierra, Womack)
Contains 7 letters on 4/23/1949, at BOS, 7 (Coleman, Henrich, Johnson, Lindell, Rizzuto, Sanford, Silvera)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/20/1949, vs SLA, 7 (Coleman, Henrich, Johnson, Lindell, Rizzuto, Sanford, Silvera)
Contains 8 letters on 5/29/1981, at CLE, 6 (Mumphrey, Piniella, Randolph, Revering, Righetti, Winfield)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/16/1982, vs KCA, 6 (Mazzilli, Mumphrey, Piniella, Randolph, Righetti, Winfield)
Contains 9 letters on 7/10/1985, vs KCA, 4 (Henderson, Mattingly, Rasmussen, Robertson)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1995, at TEX, 4 (Fernandez, Hitchcock, Mattingly, Tartabull)
Contains 10 letters on 8/30/1987, vs SEA, 3 (Gullickson, Pagliarulo, Washington)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 8/24/1988, vs OAK, 3 (Candelaria, Pagliarulo, Washington)
Contains 11 letters on 5/3/1992, vs MIN, 2 (Kamieniecki, Stankiewicz)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1993, vs BOS, 2 (Kamieniecki, Stankiewicz)
Contains 12 letters on 6/7/1967, vs WS2, 1 (Monbouquette)
  on 70 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2007, at BAL, 1 (Mientkiewicz)
Contains 13 letters on 5/1/1938, at WS1, 1 (Knickerbocker)
  on 60 occasions, most recently on 8/11/1940, vs PHA, 1 (Knickerbocker)

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The most distinct letters on 4/17/1979, vs BAL, 24 (Beniquez, Chambliss, Dent, Guidry, Jackson, Munson, Nettles, Randolph, Rivers, White, all but FX)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/28/2005, vs BOS, 24 (Cano, Flaherty, Giambi, Jeter, Martinez, Matsui, Pavano, Rodriguez, Sheffield, Womack, all but QX)
The fewest distinct letters on 8/31/1938, vs DET, 15 (Crosetti, Dahlgren, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Glenn, Gordon, Henrich, Hoag, Sundra, all but BFJKPQVWXYZ)
  on 34 occasions, most recently on 8/10/1994, vs BAL, 15 (Boggs, Boston, Gallego, Kelly, Key, Mattingly, Nokes, O'Neill, Polonia, Williams, all but CDFHJQRUVXZ)
The most total letters on 4/14/1987, vs CLE, 84 (Henderson, Mattingly, Pagliarulo, Pasqua, Randolph, Skinner, Tewksbury, Tolleson, Washington, Winfield)
The fewest total letters on 7/11/1920, vs DET, 40 (Bodie, Mays, Meusel, Pipp, Pratt, Ruel, Ruth, Vick, Ward)
The most Scrabble® points on 9/11/1992, vs KCA, 157 (29 Stankiewicz, 25 Hitchcock, 19 Leyritz, 15 Mattingly, 13 Williams, 12 Kelly, 12 Kelly, 11 Tartabull, 11 Velarde, 10 Stanley)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 7/3/1920, at PHA, 73 (12 Gleich, 10 Pipp, 9 Mays, 8 Bodie, 8 Meusel, 8 Ward, 7 Pratt, 7 Ruth, 4 Ruel)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 8/10/1924, at CLE, 73 (12 Schang, 10 Pipp, 8 Meusel, 8 Ward, 7 Dugan, 7 Gaston, 7 Ruth, 7 Scott, 7 Witt)

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