Letters in the Oakland Athletics Lineup

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When did the Oakland Athletics use a starting lineup with the most players whose surname...

Starts with A on 5/23/1977, at TOR, 3 (Alexander, Allen, Armas)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 6/2/1977, at SEA, 3 (Alexander, Allen, Armas)
Contains A on 6/18/1976, vs MIL, 10 (Bando, Baylor, Bosman, Campaneris, Garner, Haney, Mangual, Tenace, Washington, Williams)
Ends with A on 8/22/1996, at BOS, 4 (Batista, Berroa, Herrera, Molina)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 4/17/2000, at BOS, 4 (Heredia, Jaha, Tejada, Velandia)
Starts with B on 4/17/1992, at TEX, 5 (Baines, Blankenship, Bordick, Briscoe, Brosius)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/15/1996, vs BAL, 5 (Batista, Berroa, Bordick, Bournigal, Brosius)
Contains B on 4/30/1996, vs CAL, 7 (Battle, Berroa, Bordick, Bournigal, Brosius, Giambi, Steinbach)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/31/1996, vs CHA, 7 (Batista, Berroa, Bordick, Bournigal, Brosius, Giambi, Steinbach)
Ends with B on 8/29/1948, vs CHA, 2 (Scheib, Webb)
Starts with C on 5/15/1933, vs CLE, 5 (Cain, Cihocki, Cochrane, Coleman, Cramer)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/24/2009, vs TBA, 5 (Cabrera, Cahill, Chavez, Crosby, Cust)
Contains C on 9/29/1962, at DET, 7 (Azcue, Causey, Charles, Cimoli, Consolo, Del Greco, Wojcik)
Ends with C on 6/3/1936, vs DET, 1 (Niemiec)
  on 54 occasions, most recently on 9/7/1936, at NYA, 1 (Niemiec)
Starts with D on 6/14/1967, vs BAL, 3 (Dobson, Donaldson, Duncan)
  on 40 occasions, most recently on 4/26/2008, at SEA, 3 (Davis, Denorfia, Duchscherer)
Contains D on 7/20/1970, at BOS, 7 (Bando, Davis, Dobson, Driscoll, Fernandez, Monday, Rudi)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1970, vs CAL, 7 (Bando, Davis, Donaldson, Duncan, Monday, Odom, Rudi)
Ends with D on 6/11/1986, at CLE, 3 (Langford, Lansford, Willard)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/13/1987, vs KCA, 3 (Bernazard, Lansford, Willard)
Starts with E on 6/24/1980, vs MIL, 3 (Edwards, Elliott, Essian)
Contains E on 4/20/1990, vs SEA, 10 (Blankenship, Canseco, Gallego, Hassey, Henderson, Javier, McGwire, Steinbach, Weiss, Welch)
  on 24 occasions, most recently on 7/20/1993, at CLE, 10 (Aldrete, Blankenship, Browne, Gates, Hemond, Henderson, Mohler, Neel, Paquette, Sierra)
Ends with E on 8/2/1926, at DET, 5 (Barbee, Cochrane, Ehmke, Hale, Poole)
Starts with F on 4/22/1933, vs WS1, 3 (Finney, Foxx, Freitas)
  on 24 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1949, at NYA, 3 (Fain, Fowler, Fox)
Contains F on 4/22/1933, vs WS1, 3 (Finney, Foxx, Freitas)
  on 61 occasions, most recently on 7/1/1986, vs CLE, 3 (Griffin, Langford, Lansford)
Ends with F on 9/27/1943, vs SLA, 2 (Skaff, Wolff)
Starts with G on 7/27/1980, at DET, 3 (Gonzalez, Gross, Guerrero)
  on 83 occasions, most recently on 6/30/2009, vs DET, 3 (Garciaparra, Giambi, Gonzalez)
Contains G on 5/18/1978, at TEX, 6 (Gross, Guerrero, Keough, Page, Revering, Staggs)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/28/1978, at CHA, 6 (Gross, Guerrero, Keough, Page, Revering, Staggs)
Ends with G on 5/25/2002, vs TBA, 3 (Harang, Hatteberg, Long)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 6/30/2003, vs SEA, 3 (Harang, Hatteberg, Long)
Starts with H on 8/27/1983, vs MIL, 5 (Hancock, Heath, Heimueller, Henderson, Hill)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1983, vs CLE, 5 (Hancock, Heath, Heimueller, Henderson, Hill)
Contains H on 6/18/1965, at DET, 7 (Charles, Harrelson, Hershberger, Lachemann, Mathews, O'Donoghue, Stahl)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 6/25/1990, vs DET, 7 (Hassey, Henderson, Henderson, Howard, Randolph, Steinbach, Welch)
Ends with H on 9/5/1945, vs CHA, 4 (Astroth, Busch, Kish, Smith)
Starts with I on 9/13/2010, at KCA, 1 (Iwamura)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2010, vs TEX, 1 (Iwamura)
Contains I on 9/27/1992, at MIL, 9 (Baines, Blankenship, Bordick, McGwire, Quirk, Sierra, Weiss, Wilson, Witt)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/21/1996, at BOS, 9 (Bordick, Bournigal, Brosius, Giambi, McGwire, Plantier, Stairs, Steinbach, Wasdin)
Ends with I on 5/4/1955, vs BAL, 3 (DeMaestri, Kryhoski, Raschi)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/8/1955, at CLE, 3 (Ceccarelli, DeMaestri, Kryhoski)
Starts with J on 5/6/1973, at CLE, 3 (Jackson, Johnson, Johnstone)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1989, vs TEX, 3 (Javier, Jennings, Jose)
Contains J on 5/6/1973, at CLE, 3 (Jackson, Johnson, Johnstone)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 4/24/2002, vs NYA, 3 (Hiljus, Justice, Tejada)
Ends with J on 4/29/1943, at WS1, 1 (Welaj)
  on 61 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1943, vs SLA, 1 (Welaj)
Starts with K on 8/27/2005, at BAL, 4 (Kendall, Kennedy, Kielty, Kotsay)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 7/30/2006, vs TOR, 4 (Kendall, Kielty, Komine, Kotsay)
Contains K on 7/19/1919, at DET, 5 (Kinney, Kopp, Perkins, Strunk, Walker)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 6/3/1952, vs DET, 5 (Clark, Hitchcock, Kell, Kellner, Majeski)
Ends with K on 8/3/1951, vs CLE, 3 (Clark, Hitchcock, Zoldak)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1991, vs CHA, 3 (Bordick, Komminsk, Quirk)
Starts with L on 8/23/1963, at DET, 3 (Lau, Lovrich, Lumpe)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1997, vs SEA, 3 (Lennon, Lesher, Ludwick)
Contains L on 8/9/1960, vs WS1, 7 (Daley, Hamlin, Jablonski, Larsen, Lumpe, Tuttle, Williams)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 8/23/2003, at TOR, 7 (Ellis, Guillen, Halama, Long, McMillon, Melhuse, Singleton)
Ends with L on 7/14/1944, at WS1, 3 (Hall, Kell, Rosenthal)
  on 30 occasions, most recently on 9/19/1955, at DET, 3 (Littrell, Saffell, Zernial)
Starts with M on 4/27/1997, vs KCA, 5 (Magadan, Mashore, Mayne, McGwire, Mohler)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/15/1997, vs COL, 5 (Magadan, Mashore, Mayne, McDonald, McGwire)
Contains M on 7/1/2001, at TEX, 7 (Damon, Giambi, Giambi, McMillon, Menechino, Mulder, Myers)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/22/2001, at KCA, 7 (Damon, Giambi, Giambi, McMillon, Menechino, Mulder, Myers)
Ends with M on 4/12/1927, at NYA, 1 (Branom)
  on 575 occasions, most recently on 8/16/2009, vs CHA, 1 (Cunningham)
Starts with N on 7/5/1936, at BOS, 3 (Naktenis, Newsome, Niemiec)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/15/1977, at SEA, 3 (Newman, Norris, North)
Contains N on 6/4/1971, at WS2, 9 (Bando, Campaneris, Dobson, Epstein, Green, Jackson, Mangual, Monday, Tenace)
  on 39 occasions, most recently on 8/8/1987, at MIN, 9 (Bernazard, Canseco, Griffin, Henderson, Lansford, Polonia, Steinbach, Tettleton, Young)
Ends with N on 7/3/1971, at CAL, 6 (Brown, Dobson, Duncan, Epstein, Green, Jackson)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 8/24/2008, at SEA, 6 (Barton, Bowen, Brown, Hannahan, Patterson, Pennington)
Starts with O on 9/4/1922, at WS1, 1 (Ogden)
  on 543 occasions, most recently on 6/19/2009, at SDN, 1 (Outman)
Contains O on 5/1/2010, at TOR, 9 (Barton, Donaldson, Fox, Gonzalez, Gross, Kouzmanoff, Patterson, Pennington, Rosales)
Ends with O on 9/16/1953, vs CLE, 4 (Fricano, Giordano, Mauro, Valo)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/23/2004, vs ANA, 4 (Durazo, Menechino, Scutaro, Zito)
Starts with P on 9/22/1956, at CHA, 3 (Pilarcik, Pisoni, Power)
  on 127 occasions, most recently on 6/11/2010, at SFN, 3 (Patterson, Pennington, Powell)
Contains P on 9/7/1955, at NYA, 5 (Lopez, Portocarrero, Power, Schypinski, Simpson)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 6/8/1961, at NYA, 5 (Lumpe, Pignatano, Pilarcik, Posada, Stephens)
Ends with P on 4/23/1919, at WS1, 1 (Kopp)
  on 1598 occasions, most recently on 9/18/2010, at MIN, 1 (Crisp)
Starts with Q on 7/13/1925, at DET, 1 (Quinn)
  on 250 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1992, vs MIL, 1 (Quirk)
Contains Q on 4/26/1991, vs CAL, 2 (Manrique, Quirk)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/4/1991, vs CLE, 2 (Manrique, Quirk)
Starts with R on 6/14/1969, at BOS, 3 (Reynolds, Roof, Rudi)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/5/1978, vs KCA, 3 (Renko, Revering, Robinson)
Contains R on 4/28/1966, at DET, 9 (Campaneris, Charles, Chavarria, Green, Harrelson, Hershberger, Hunter, Suarez, Tartabull)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1992, vs TEX, 9 (Bordick, Brosius, Henderson, Henderson, McGwire, Moore, Quirk, Ready, Sierra)
Ends with R on 7/27/1922, at CLE, 5 (Hauser, Miller, Naylor, Scheer, Walker)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 9/12/1967, at BOS, 5 (Cater, Gosger, Hershberger, Hunter, Webster)
Starts with S on 9/12/1942, at DET, 4 (Savage, Siebert, Suder, Swift)
  on 74 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2007, vs ANA, 4 (Scutaro, Stewart, Suzuki, Swisher)
Contains S on 8/23/1989, at TEX, 9 (Canseco, Hassey, Henderson, Henderson, Lansford, Phillips, Steinbach, Stewart, Weiss)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/25/1993, vs MIN, 9 (Armas, Blankenship, Davis, Gates, Henderson, Henderson, Seitzer, Sierra, Steinbach)
Ends with S on 9/21/1930, at SLA, 6 (Haas, Higgins, Perkins, Shores, Simmons, Williams)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1983, vs CHA, 6 (Burroughs, Davis, Gross, Lopes, Peters, Quinones)
Starts with T on 5/10/1959, at DET, 3 (Terry, Terwilliger, Tuttle)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/11/1977, at NYA, 3 (Tabb, Torrealba, Tyrone)
Contains T on 7/20/1957, vs BAL, 7 (DeMaestri, Groth, Hunter, Martin, Martyn, Portocarrero, Smith)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/14/2005, vs NYA, 7 (Blanton, Ginter, Hatteberg, Kielty, Kotsay, Scutaro, Watson)
Ends with T on 9/24/1921, vs CHA, 3 (Barrett, Myatt, Witt)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/25/1998, vs TBA, 3 (Abbott, Oquist, Voigt)
Starts with U on 9/14/1935, vs CHA, 1 (Upchurch)
  on 80 occasions, most recently on 7/2/1983, vs TEX, 1 (Underwood)
Contains U on 7/15/1962, vs NYA, 6 (Alusik, Causey, Lumpe, Segui, Sullivan, Tartabull)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 10/4/1972, at CAL, 6 (Alou, Duncan, Kubiak, Mangual, Marquez, McNulty)
Ends with U on 6/25/1925, vs BOS, 1 (Gautreau)
  on 329 occasions, most recently on 10/2/1974, at CAL, 1 (Alou)
Starts with V on 9/29/1940, at BOS, 2 (Valo, Vaughan)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 9/3/2000, at TOR, 2 (Valdez, Velarde)
Contains V on 7/31/1999, vs TBA, 4 (Chavez, Grieve, Olivares, Velarde)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2000, at SEA, 4 (Chavez, Grieve, Olivares, Velarde)
Ends with V on 4/16/1957, vs DET, 1 (Cerv)
  on 352 occasions, most recently on 5/18/1960, vs BAL, 1 (Cerv)
Starts with W on 4/17/1921, at WS1, 4 (Walker, Walker, Welch, Witt)
  on 75 occasions, most recently on 8/15/1943, at DET, 4 (Wagner, Welaj, White, Wolff)
Contains W on 9/28/1921, vs BOS, 6 (Callaway, Galloway, Walker, Walker, Welch, Witt)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/6/1992, at CHA, 6 (Browne, Howitt, McGwire, Stewart, Weiss, Wilson)
Ends with W on 6/3/1928, at CHA, 1 (Earnshaw)
  on 334 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1991, vs TEX, 1 (Law)
Contains X on 9/20/1929, vs DET, 2 (Foxx, Mattox)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/25/1975, vs CHA, 2 (Alexander, Maxvill)
Ends with X on 9/20/1929, vs DET, 2 (Foxx, Mattox)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1929, vs DET, 2 (Foxx, Mattox)
Starts with Y on 9/12/1919, vs CHA, 1 (York)
  on 484 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1997, at SEA, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 10/2/1920, vs WS1, 5 (Dykes, Galloway, Myatt, Slappey, Styles)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 7/30/2006, vs TOR, 5 (Bradley, Crosby, Kielty, Kotsay, Payton)
Ends with Y on 7/6/1960, at DET, 4 (Carey, Daley, Daley, Throneberry)
  on 37 occasions, most recently on 7/8/2009, at BOS, 4 (Crosby, Holliday, Kennedy, Sweeney)
Starts with Z on 6/14/1951, vs CLE, 2 (Zernial, Zoldak)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 8/17/1952, vs WS1, 2 (Zernial, Zoldak)
Contains Z on 4/3/2001, at SEA, 5 (Chavez, Hernandez, Ortiz, Saenz, Zito)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/14/2001, vs TEX, 5 (Chavez, Hernandez, Ortiz, Saenz, Zito)
Ends with Z on 4/2/2001, at SEA, 4 (Chavez, Hernandez, Ortiz, Saenz)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 4/14/2001, vs TEX, 4 (Chavez, Hernandez, Ortiz, Saenz)
Contains any double letter on 4/24/1977, vs CHA, 8 (Allen, Gross, Mallory, Picciolo, Sanguillen, Scott, Torrez, Williams)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/21/1977, at CHA, 8 (Gross, Mallory, Murray, Picciolo, Sanguillen, Scott, Tabb, Torrealba)
Ends with any double letter on 9/17/1921, vs DET, 4 (Harriss, Mallonee, Myatt, Witt)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/17/1977, at MIL, 4 (Gross, Mitchell, Scott, Tabb)
Starts with any vowel on 5/25/1977, at TOR, 4 (Alexander, Allen, Armas, Umbarger)
  on 26 occasions, most recently on 6/24/1980, vs MIL, 4 (Armas, Edwards, Elliott, Essian)
Contains nary an E on 7/29/1950, at DET, 9 (Astroth, Chapman, Fain, Hitchcock, Joost, McCosky, Shantz, Valo, Wahl)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 5/15/2008, at CLE, 9 (Barton, Brown, Crosby, Cust, Davis, Hannahan, Murphy, Smith, Thomas)
Ends with any vowel on 4/15/1997, at BOS, 9 (Batista, Berroa, Canseco, Giambi, Karsay, Mashore, McGwire, Molina, Spiezio)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/9/1997, at CHA, 9 (Batista, Berroa, Canseco, Giambi, Mashore, Mayne, McGwire, Prieto, Spiezio)
Contains 3 letters on 9/30/1933, vs BOS, 1 (Roy)
  on 759 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2010, at SFN, 1 (Fox)
Contains 4 letters on 5/25/1928, vs NYA, 4 (Cobb, Foxx, Haas, Hale)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 8/2/1952, at CLE, 4 (Byrd, Fain, Kell, Valo)
Contains 5 letters on 9/12/1982, vs CHA, 7 (Armas, Davis, Gross, Heath, Lopes, Meyer, Moore)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/15/1982, at TOR, 7 (Armas, Davis, Gross, Heath, Lopes, Meyer, Moore)
Contains 6 letters on 4/9/2000, vs CHA, 9 (Appier, Becker, Chavez, Fasano, Giambi, Giambi, Grieve, Stairs, Tejada)
Contains 7 letters on 7/23/1997, at BOS, 8 (Batista, Brosius, Canseco, Magadan, Mashore, McGwire, Spiezio, Wengert)
Contains 8 letters on 7/9/1977, at KCA, 5 (Crawford, Langford, McKinney, Picciolo, Williams)
Contains 9 letters on 9/11/1959, at BOS, 4 (DeMaestri, Jablonski, Klimchock, Tsitouris)
  on 51 occasions, most recently on 8/31/2003, vs TBA, 4 (Hatteberg, Hernandez, Menechino, Singleton)
Contains 10 letters on 5/1/1936, vs DET, 2 (Puccinelli, Turbeville)
  on 523 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, at SEA, 2 (Kouzmanoff, Pennington)
Contains 11 letters on 6/26/1924, at WS1, 1 (Baumgartner)
  on 1356 occasions, most recently on 4/29/2010, at TOR, 1 (Duchscherer)
Contains 12 letters on 9/21/1929, vs DET, 1 (Breckinridge)
  on 72 occasions, most recently on 9/28/1957, at DET, 1 (Portocarrero)
Contains 13 letters on 4/14/1942, at BOS, 1 (Knickerbocker)
  on 118 occasions, most recently on 7/18/1997, vs MIN, 1 (Wojciechowski)

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The most distinct letters on 8/16/1987, at CAL, 24 (Bernazard, Canseco, Davis, Griffin, Jackson, Lansford, McGwire, Murphy, Ontiveros, Steinbach, all but QX)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 6/20/2010, at SLN, 24 (Barton, Cahill, Davis, Jackson, Kouzmanoff, Pennington, Powell, Rosales, Sweeney, all but QX)
The fewest distinct letters on 4/14/1927, at NYA, 14 (Boley, Cobb, Cochrane, Collins, Hale, Lamar, Poole, Rommel, Simmons, all but DFGJKQTUVWXZ)
  on 9 occasions, most recently on 4/12/1966, at MIN, 14 (Bryan, Causey, Charles, Green, Harrelson, Hershberger, Hunter, Stahl, Tartabull, all but DFIJKMPQVWXZ)
The most total letters on 4/23/1991, at MIN, 85 (Blankenship, Canseco, Dressendorfer, Gallego, Henderson, Komminsk, Manrique, McGwire, Steinbach, Wilson)
The fewest total letters on 5/25/1928, vs NYA, 44 (Boley, Cobb, Dykes, Ehmke, Foxx, Haas, Hale, Hauser, Speaker)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/23/1958, vs DET, 44 (Baxes, Cerv, Chiti, Held, Hunter, Lopez, Maas, Power, Tuttle)
The most Scrabble® points on 4/9/2010, at ANA, 160 (31 Kouzmanoff, 27 Gonzalez, 23 Chavez, 19 Suzuki, 13 Pennington, 13 Sweeney, 12 Buck, 9 Davis, 8 Barton, 5 Ellis)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/20/2010, vs NYA, 160 (31 Kouzmanoff, 27 Gonzalez, 23 Chavez, 19 Suzuki, 13 Pennington, 13 Sweeney, 12 Buck, 9 Davis, 8 Barton, 5 Ellis)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 8/4/1970, vs CAL, 71 (12 Monday, 11 Donaldson, 9 Davis, 9 Duncan, 8 Bando, 7 Odom, 6 Green, 5 Rudi, 4 Alou)

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