Letters in the New York Mets Lineup

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Starts with A on 5/11/1999, at COL, 3 (Agbayani, Alfonzo, Allensworth)
  on 48 occasions, most recently on 9/21/2002, vs MON, 3 (Alfonzo, Alomar, Astacio)
Contains A on 9/24/1976, vs CHN, 9 (Boisclair, Harrelson, Kingman, Kranepool, Mazzilli, Millan, Seaver, Staiger, Stearns)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/21/1977, at CIN, 9 (Boisclair, Harrelson, Kingman, Kranepool, Mazzilli, Randle, Staiger, Stearns, Swan)
Ends with A on 7/5/1985, at ATL, 3 (Aguilera, Dykstra, Santana)
  on 144 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2010, at CHN, 3 (Duda, Mejia, Tejada)
Starts with B on 10/4/1980, at SLN, 4 (Backman, Benton, Bomback, Brooks)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 7/29/1995, vs PIT, 4 (Bogar, Brogna, Buford, Butler)
Contains B on 4/18/1992, at MON, 5 (Bonilla, Boston, Noboa, O'Brien, Saberhagen)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 7/29/1995, vs PIT, 5 (Bogar, Brogna, Buford, Butler, Saberhagen)
Ends with B on 9/15/1974, vs CHN, 2 (Staub, Webb)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1975, vs CHN, 2 (Staub, Webb)
Starts with C on 6/10/1962, at CHN, 5 (Chacon, Chiti, Christopher, Cook, Craig)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/6/1962, vs SLN, 5 (Cannizzaro, Chacon, Christopher, Cook, Craig)
Contains C on 6/10/1962, at CHN, 6 (Chacon, Chiti, Christopher, Cook, Craig, Hickman)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 6/22/1965, at LAN, 6 (Cannizzaro, Christopher, Cisco, Cowan, Hickman, McMillan)
Ends with C on 10/1/1990, at PIT, 1 (Jelic)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 10/3/1990, at PIT, 1 (Jelic)
Starts with D on 9/3/2010, at CHN, 3 (Davis, Dickey, Duda)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs MIL, 3 (Davis, Dickey, Duda)
Contains D on 8/4/2006, vs PHI, 6 (Delgado, Floyd, Hernandez, Lo Duca, Milledge, Woodward)
Ends with D on 6/18/1966, at CIN, 2 (Bressoud, Friend)
  on 170 occasions, most recently on 7/8/2009, vs LAN, 2 (Reed, Sheffield)
Starts with E on 7/31/1996, vs PIT, 2 (Espinoza, Everett)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 9/7/2008, vs PHI, 2 (Easley, Evans)
Contains E on 8/18/1970, vs HOU, 9 (Agee, Boswell, Clendenon, Garrett, Gentry, Grote, Harrelson, Jones, Singleton)
  on 30 occasions, most recently on 7/13/1997, at ATL, 9 (Alexander, Baerga, Everett, Gilkey, Hundley, Huskey, Jones, Olerud, Ordonez)
Ends with E on 9/19/2006, vs FLO, 4 (Difelice, Glavine, Ledee, Milledge)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/5/2007, at CIN, 4 (Conine, Difelice, Maine, Milledge)
Starts with F on 9/26/1978, vs SLN, 3 (Flores, Flynn, Foli)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1984, vs MON, 3 (Fernandez, Fitzgerald, Foster)
Contains F on 9/26/1978, vs SLN, 3 (Flores, Flynn, Foli)
  on 47 occasions, most recently on 6/25/2010, vs MIN, 3 (Feliciano, Francoeur, Pelfrey)
Ends with F on 7/7/1982, vs SFN, 1 (Gaff)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/3/1982, at CHN, 1 (Gaff)
Starts with G on 8/3/1969, vs ATL, 4 (Garrett, Gaspar, Gentry, Grote)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 6/16/2007, at NYA, 4 (Glavine, Gomez, Gotay, Green)
Contains G on 6/16/2007, at NYA, 6 (Delgado, Glavine, Gomez, Gotay, Green, Wright)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/14/2007, vs CIN, 6 (Delgado, Glavine, Gotay, Green, Milledge, Wright)
Ends with G on 4/15/1962, vs PIT, 2 (Craig, Ginsberg)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/3/2001, at FLO, 2 (Bragg, McEwing)
Starts with H on 9/2/1963, vs CIN, 5 (Harkness, Hickman, Hicks, Hook, Hunt)
Contains H on 7/21/1963, at PHI, 8 (Burright, Christopher, Hickman, Hunt, Schreiber, Sherry, Smith, Thomas)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/25/1963, at SFN, 8 (Burright, Christopher, Hickman, Hunt, Kanehl, Sherry, Smith, Thomas)
Ends with H on 4/18/1962, vs SLN, 2 (Landrith, Smith)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1982, at PHI, 2 (Leach, Rajsich)
Starts with I on 5/26/1987, at SFN, 1 (Innis)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 7/31/2005, at HOU, 1 (Ishii)
Contains I on 6/24/1965, at HOU, 8 (Cannizzaro, Christopher, Fisher, Hickman, Hiller, Lewis, McMillan, Smith)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/25/2004, vs CHN, 8 (Heilman, Hidalgo, Keppinger, Matsui, Phillips, Piazza, Williams, Wright)
Ends with I on 5/23/1971, vs ATL, 2 (Foli, Sadecki)
  on 133 occasions, most recently on 5/17/2005, vs CIN, 2 (Ishii, Matsui)
Starts with J on 6/10/1996, vs ATL, 3 (Johnson, Jones, Jones)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1996, vs PHI, 3 (Johnson, Jones, Jones)
Contains J on 7/4/1982, vs PHI, 3 (Jones, Jorgensen, Rajsich)
  on 38 occasions, most recently on 4/9/2010, vs WAS, 3 (Barajas, Jacobs, Tejada)
Starts with K on 8/2/1964, vs HOU, 3 (Kanehl, Klaus, Kranepool)
  on 52 occasions, most recently on 6/8/1977, vs CIN, 3 (Kingman, Koosman, Kranepool)
Contains K on 9/15/1963, vs HOU, 6 (Harkness, Hickman, Hicks, Jackson, Kanehl, Kranepool)
Ends with K on 5/8/1962, at CHN, 2 (Cook, Hook)
  on 52 occasions, most recently on 6/8/2003, vs SEA, 2 (Bacsik, Clark)
Starts with L on 4/28/1965, at HOU, 2 (Lary, Lewis)
  on 78 occasions, most recently on 9/17/2007, at WAS, 2 (Lawrence, Lo Duca)
Contains L on 6/15/1977, at ATL, 8 (Boisclair, Harrelson, Kranepool, Matlack, Mazzilli, Millan, Milner, Randle)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1988, vs HOU, 8 (Aguilera, Elster, Lyons, Mazzilli, McReynolds, Miller, Teufel, Wilson)
Ends with L on 8/23/1968, at CIN, 4 (Boswell, Cardwell, Kranepool, Stahl)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1968, vs ATL, 4 (Boswell, Cardwell, Kranepool, Stahl)
Starts with M on 6/9/1973, vs LAN, 5 (Martinez, Matlack, Mays, Millan, Milner)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/23/1973, vs LAN, 5 (Martinez, Matlack, Mays, Millan, Milner)
Contains M on 5/31/1987, at SDN, 6 (Almon, Backman, Magadan, Mazzilli, McReynolds, Mitchell)
Ends with M on 8/14/1964, vs PHI, 1 (Graham)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 6/11/1998, at FLO, 1 (Tatum)
Starts with N on 9/29/2010, vs MIL, 2 (Nickeas, Niese)
Contains N on 8/31/1962, at SLN, 9 (Anderson, Ashburn, Chacon, Coleman, Hickman, Kanehl, Neal, Throneberry, Woodling)
Ends with N on 8/10/1980, at SLN, 6 (Almon, Benton, Flynn, Henderson, Jorgensen, Washington)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 8/12/1991, at CHN, 6 (Coleman, Gooden, Johnson, Magadan, O'Brien, Templeton)
Starts with O on 4/3/1997, at SDN, 3 (Ochoa, Olerud, Ordonez)
  on 22 occasions, most recently on 9/11/1997, vs MON, 3 (Ochoa, Olerud, Ordonez)
Contains O on 6/18/1962, vs MLN, 8 (Chacon, Christopher, Cook, Hook, Taylor, Thomas, Throneberry, Woodling)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 7/16/1992, vs SFN, 8 (Bonilla, Gooden, Howell, Johnson, O'Brien, Pecota, Randolph, Schofield)
Ends with O on 9/10/2002, at ATL, 4 (Alfonzo, Astacio, Cedeno, Scutaro)
Starts with P on 9/15/1998, at HOU, 3 (Payton, Piazza, Pratt)
  on 78 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2003, vs MON, 3 (Perez, Phillips, Piazza)
Contains P on 7/18/1966, vs HOU, 4 (Hepler, Kranepool, Luplow, Murphy)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/25/2001, at MON, 4 (Appier, Payton, Perez, Piazza)
Ends with P on 4/16/1983, at SLN, 2 (Bishop, Heep)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/24/1983, at ATL, 2 (Bishop, Heep)
Contains Q on 5/3/1983, vs HOU, 1 (Oquendo)
  on 164 occasions, most recently on 5/6/1998, vs ARI, 1 (Paquette)
Starts with R on 6/27/2009, vs NYA, 3 (Redding, Reed, Reyes)
Contains R on 9/17/1963, vs PHI, 8 (Cannizzaro, Fernandez, Green, Harkness, Kranepool, Moran, Snider, Stallard)
  on 36 occasions, most recently on 6/27/2009, vs NYA, 8 (Church, Cora, Murphy, Redding, Reed, Reyes, Schneider, Wright)
Ends with R on 5/17/1964, at SFN, 4 (Christopher, Fisher, Gonder, Taylor)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 9/18/1977, vs CHN, 4 (Boisclair, Foster, Milner, Staiger)
Starts with S on 7/13/1967, at CIN, 4 (Shaw, Stahl, Sullivan, Swoboda)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 8/15/2009, vs SFN, 4 (Santana, Schneider, Sheffield, Sullivan)
Contains S on 9/26/1967, at SFN, 9 (Boswell, Goossen, Harrelson, Heise, Johnson, Koosman, Otis, Reynolds, Swoboda)
Ends with S on 4/17/1965, vs SFN, 4 (Jones, Klaus, Lewis, Parsons)
  on 55 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs MIL, 4 (Arias, Davis, Evans, Reyes)
Starts with T on 5/11/1962, vs MLN, 3 (Taylor, Thomas, Throneberry)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 6/29/2010, at FLO, 3 (Takahashi, Tatis, Tejada)
Contains T on 7/21/1964, at CIN, 7 (Altman, Christopher, Elliot, Hunt, Smith, Stallard, Thomas)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 6/2/2009, at PIT, 7 (Castillo, Martinez, Martinez, Santana, Santos, Tatis, Wright)
Ends with T on 4/18/1964, vs PIT, 3 (Burright, Elliot, Hunt)
  on 52 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1997, vs PHI, 3 (Everett, Gilbert, Pratt)
Starts with U on 4/8/1975, vs PHI, 1 (Unser)
  on 202 occasions, most recently on 7/20/1976, at CIN, 1 (Unser)
Contains U on 9/20/1993, at PIT, 6 (Burnitz, Hundley, Huskey, Murray, Orsulak, Saunders)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1993, vs SLN, 6 (Burnitz, Hundley, Murray, Orsulak, Saunders, Schourek)
Ends with U on 5/7/1975, vs PIT, 1 (Alou)
  on 113 occasions, most recently on 6/10/2008, vs ARI, 1 (Alou)
Starts with V on 6/27/1977, vs PHI, 2 (Vail, Valentine)
  on 69 occasions, most recently on 8/18/2002, vs LAN, 2 (Valentin, Vaughn)
Contains V on 5/17/1967, at ATL, 3 (Davis, Seaver, Sullivan)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 8/16/2006, at PHI, 3 (Chavez, Glavine, Valentin)
Starts with W on 9/17/2003, at CHN, 3 (Watson, Wigginton, Wilson)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 8/19/2006, vs COL, 3 (Williams, Woodward, Wright)
Contains W on 4/18/1968, vs SFN, 4 (Boswell, Cardwell, Swoboda, Weis)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 8/19/2004, at COL, 4 (McEwing, Williams, Wilson, Wright)
Ends with W on 5/3/1966, at SLN, 2 (Luplow, McGraw)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 6/18/1967, vs CHN, 2 (Luplow, Shaw)
Contains X on 4/28/1978, vs CIN, 1 (Maddox)
  on 314 occasions, most recently on 6/27/2008, vs NYA, 1 (Nixon)
Ends with X on 4/28/1978, vs CIN, 1 (Maddox)
  on 265 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1980, vs PIT, 1 (Maddox)
Starts with Y on 6/24/1977, at CHN, 1 (Youngblood)
  on 559 occasions, most recently on 5/22/2004, vs COL, 1 (Yates)
Contains Y on 4/29/1967, at CIN, 4 (Boyer, Denehy, Reynolds, Shirley)
  on 51 occasions, most recently on 8/20/2008, vs ATL, 4 (Murphy, Pelfrey, Reyes, Reyes)
Ends with Y on 4/11/1970, at SLN, 3 (Foy, Gentry, Shamsky)
  on 183 occasions, most recently on 8/5/2008, vs SDN, 3 (Easley, Murphy, Pelfrey)
Starts with Z on 8/12/2004, vs HOU, 2 (Zambrano, Zeile)
Contains Z on 5/1/2001, vs HOU, 6 (Alfonzo, Gonzalez, Ordonez, Perez, Piazza, Zeile)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2002, at PIT, 6 (Alfonzo, Burnitz, Gonzalez, Ordonez, Perez, Piazza)
Ends with Z on 8/22/2002, at SFN, 4 (Burnitz, Gonzalez, Ordonez, Perez)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2002, at PIT, 4 (Burnitz, Gonzalez, Ordonez, Perez)
Contains any double letter on 6/19/1968, vs HOU, 6 (Agee, Boswell, Collins, Harrelson, Koosman, Kranepool)
  on 32 occasions, most recently on 4/18/1990, vs CHN, 6 (Carreon, Jefferies, Marshall, Miller, Sasser, Strawberry)
Ends with any double letter on 5/15/1969, vs ATL, 4 (Agee, Boswell, Cardwell, Garrett)
  on 41 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1972, vs SLN, 4 (Agee, Boswell, Garrett, Marshall)
Starts with any vowel on 4/25/1997, at MON, 6 (Alexander, Alfonzo, Everett, Ochoa, Olerud, Ordonez)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/21/1997, at FLO, 6 (Alexander, Alfonzo, Everett, Ochoa, Olerud, Ordonez)
Contains nary an E on 5/4/1964, at MLN, 8 (Cannizzaro, Cisco, Hickman, Hunt, Moran, Smith, Taylor, Thomas)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 6/17/2005, at SEA, 8 (Castro, Daubach, Diaz, Floyd, Ishii, Piazza, Woodward, Wright)
Ends with any vowel on 7/2/1997, at DET, 8 (Alfonzo, Baerga, Castillo, Franco, Gilkey, Hundley, Huskey, Mlicki)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1998, at TOR, 8 (Alfonzo, Baerga, Gilkey, Huskey, Kirby, McRae, Nomo, Piazza)
Contains 3 letters on 4/7/1970, at PIT, 1 (Foy)
  on 260 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2010, vs MIL, 1 (Gee)
Contains 4 letters on 7/29/1971, vs SLN, 5 (Agee, Dyer, Foli, Hahn, Ryan)
Contains 5 letters on 9/26/2010, at PHI, 6 (Arias, Davis, Evans, Misch, Pagan, Reyes)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2010, vs MIL, 6 (Arias, Davis, Evans, Pagan, Reyes, Thole)
Contains 6 letters on 4/5/1983, vs PHI, 7 (Bailor, Brooks, Foster, Hodges, Howard, Seaver, Wilson)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 6/10/1998, vs TBA, 7 (Baerga, Becker, Gilkey, Huskey, Leiter, Olerud, Piazza)
Contains 7 letters on 8/3/1997, at HOU, 7 (Alfonzo, Bohanon, Everett, Hardtke, Hundley, Johnson, Ordonez)
Contains 8 letters on 5/24/1994, at PIT, 4 (Lindeman, Stinnett, Thompson, Vizcaino)
  on 24 occasions, most recently on 8/22/2007, vs SDN, 4 (Castillo, Difelice, Lawrence, Milledge)
Contains 9 letters on 8/17/2009, vs SFN, 5 (Francoeur, Hernandez, Hernandez, Schneider, Sheffield)
Contains 10 letters on 4/7/1984, at HOU, 3 (Fitzgerald, Gardenhire, Strawberry)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 7/29/1989, at CHN, 3 (McReynolds, Strawberry, Whitehurst)
Contains 11 letters on 5/25/1962, at LAN, 2 (Christopher, Throneberry)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1962, at CHN, 2 (Christopher, Throneberry)
Contains 12 letters on 7/17/1995, at CHN, 1 (Isringhausen)
  on 131 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2005, at WAS, 1 (Mientkiewicz)

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The most distinct letters on 7/2/1980, vs CHN, 24 (Flynn, Jorgensen, Maddox, Mazzilli, Pacella, Stearns, Taveras, Washington, Youngblood, all but KQ)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1983, at SLN, 24 (Backman, Darling, Fitzgerald, Foster, Heep, Hurdle, Oquendo, Rajsich, Strawberry, all but VX)
The fewest distinct letters on 9/25/1962, at MLN, 14 (Chacon, Christopher, Coleman, Herrscher, Hickman, Hook, Kanehl, Mantilla, Thomas, all but BDFGJQUVWXYZ)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/2/1976, vs MON, 14 (Grote, Harrelson, Mangual, Millan, Milner, Seaver, Staiger, Torre, Vail, all but BCDFJKPQWXYZ)
The most total letters on 5/1/1985, vs HOU, 74 (Chapman, Christensen, Darling, Foster, Gardenhire, Hernandez, Knight, Reynolds, Strawberry)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/15/1989, vs LAN, 74 (Dykstra, Fernandez, Hernandez, Jefferies, Johnson, Magadan, McReynolds, Sasser, Strawberry)
The fewest total letters on 6/18/1968, vs HOU, 44 (Agee, Bosch, Buchek, Charles, Grote, Jones, Linz, Ryan, Weis)
The most Scrabble® points on 6/7/2001, at PHI, 158 (27 Gonzalez, 26 Piazza, 19 Alfonzo, 17 Ordonez, 16 Shinjo, 15 McEwing, 14 Agbayani, 14 Zeile, 10 Ventura)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 5/9/1975, vs CIN, 69 (15 Heidemann, 14 Kingman, 8 Millan, 8 Milner, 6 Grote, 5 Torre, 5 Unser, 4 Alou, 4 Tate)

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