Letters in the Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

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Starts with A on 4/13/1954, vs PHI, 3 (Abrams, Allie, Atwell)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/2/1954, at CHN, 3 (Abrams, Allie, Atwell)
Contains A on 6/23/1928, vs CIN, 8 (Adams, Barnhart, Bartell, Grantham, Hargreaves, Traynor, Waner, Waner)
  on 102 occasions, most recently on 5/31/2008, at SLN, 8 (Bautista, Bay, LaRoche, Maholm, Nady, Paulino, Rivas, Sanchez)
Ends with A on 10/1/1978, vs PHI, 4 (Berra, Macha, Mendoza, Nicosia)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/13/1980, vs NYN, 4 (Berra, Bevacqua, Candelaria, Nicosia)
Starts with B on 6/4/1990, vs CHN, 6 (Backman, Bell, Bilardello, Bonds, Bonilla, Bream)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 7/15/1990, vs SDN, 6 (Backman, Bell, Bilardello, Bonds, Bonilla, Bream)
Contains B on 6/6/1990, vs CHN, 7 (Backman, Belliard, Bilardello, Bonds, Bonilla, Bream, Drabek)
Ends with B on 5/9/1968, at ATL, 1 (Kolb)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 9/1/1969, at ATL, 1 (Kolb)
Starts with C on 4/15/1920, at SLN, 5 (Carey, Caton, Clarke, Cooper, Cutshaw)
Contains C on 9/28/2008, at SDN, 8 (Chavez, Cruz, LaRoche, LaRoche, McLouth, Michaels, Pearce, Sanchez)
Ends with C on 4/27/1929, vs CHN, 1 (Swetonic)
  on 58 occasions, most recently on 9/9/1933, vs BRO, 1 (Swetonic)
Starts with D on 5/7/1944, at CHN, 3 (Dahlgren, Davis, DiMaggio)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 8/17/2010, vs FLO, 3 (Diaz, Doumit, Duke)
Contains D on 7/17/1988, vs SFN, 6 (Belliard, Destrade, Diaz, Dunne, Lind, Reynolds)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 6/17/1991, at SDN, 6 (Bonds, Drabek, Lind, McClendon, Redfield, Redus)
Ends with D on 5/9/1951, at PHI, 4 (Beard, Fitz Gerald, Friend, Strickland)
Starts with E on 10/2/1977, vs CHN, 2 (Easler, Edwards)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/27/1995, at HOU, 2 (Encarnacion, Ericks)
Contains E on 5/13/1945, at PHI, 9 (Barrett, Butcher, Dahlgren, Elliott, Gustine, O'Brien, Russell, Salkeld, Saltzgaver)
  on 61 occasions, most recently on 8/19/1978, vs HOU, 9 (Berra, Blyleven, Brye, Dyer, Garner, Moreno, Parker, Sanguillen, Taveras)
Ends with E on 4/25/2009, at SDN, 5 (Duke, Hinske, LaRoche, LaRoche, Monroe)
Starts with F on 5/16/1957, at MLN, 4 (Foiles, Fondy, Freese, Friend)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1957, at CHN, 4 (Foiles, Fondy, Freese, Friend)
Contains F on 5/14/1955, at SLN, 4 (Freese, Freese, Littlefield, Saffell)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/4/1957, at CHN, 4 (Foiles, Fondy, Freese, Friend)
Ends with F on 5/18/1921, at BRO, 1 (Skiff)
  on 104 occasions, most recently on 8/23/2010, vs SLN, 1 (Ohlendorf)
Starts with G on 9/12/1921, vs BSN, 3 (Glazner, Gooch, Grimm)
  on 70 occasions, most recently on 6/22/1999, at PHI, 3 (Garcia, Giles, Guillen)
Contains G on 7/30/1994, vs NYN, 6 (Cummings, Garcia, King, Neagle, Pegues, Slaught)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/8/1995, vs NYN, 6 (Garcia, Garcia, King, Pegues, Slaught, Young)
Ends with G on 5/2/1936, vs BSN, 2 (Tising, Young)
  on 221 occasions, most recently on 6/22/2003, vs CLE, 2 (Vogelsong, Young)
Starts with H on 8/18/1928, vs PHI, 3 (Hemsley, Hill, Hillis)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/5/1989, at PHI, 3 (Hall, Hatcher, Heaton)
Contains H on 9/6/1920, vs CHN, 7 (Cutshaw, Hamilton, McKechnie, Nicholson, Schmidt, Southworth, Whitted)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2008, at SDN, 7 (Chavez, LaRoche, LaRoche, McLouth, Michaels, Ohlendorf, Sanchez)
Ends with H on 4/24/1949, vs CIN, 3 (Judnich, McCullough, Murtaugh)
  on 52 occasions, most recently on 6/14/1998, vs MIL, 3 (Allensworth, Polcovich, Smith)
Starts with I on 7/22/2007, vs HOU, 1 (Izturis)
  on 66 occasions, most recently on 6/11/2010, at DET, 1 (Iwamura)
Contains I on 6/4/1987, at ATL, 8 (Belliard, Bonilla, Cangelosi, Diaz, Fisher, Morrison, Ortiz, Pedrique)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2001, vs SLN, 8 (Giles, Mackowiak, Morris, Osik, Ramirez, Williams, Wilson, Wilson)
Ends with I on 8/4/1949, vs BRO, 3 (Lombardi, Masi, Restelli)
Starts with J on 4/24/2010, at HOU, 3 (Jakubauskas, Jaramillo, Jones)
Contains J on 4/24/2010, at HOU, 3 (Jakubauskas, Jaramillo, Jones)
Starts with K on 4/21/1952, vs CHN, 3 (Kiner, Kline, Koshorek)
  on 49 occasions, most recently on 9/10/1996, at SDN, 3 (Kendall, King, Kingery)
Contains K on 8/30/1948, vs BSN, 6 (Bockman, Kiner, Kluttz, Rojek, Walker, Westlake)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1959, vs PHI, 6 (Hoak, Kline, Kluszewski, Kravitz, Mazeroski, Skinner)
Ends with K on 4/20/1985, at SLN, 3 (Hendrick, Madlock, Orsulak)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1993, vs PHI, 3 (Clark, Walk, Womack)
Starts with L on 4/29/1934, vs CIN, 3 (Lavagetto, Lindstrom, Lucas)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 9/20/1988, at SLN, 3 (LaPoint, LaValliere, Lind)
Contains L on 8/7/1951, at SLN, 8 (Basgall, Bell, Castiglione, Garagiola, LaPalme, Phillips, Saffell, Strickland)
  on 54 occasions, most recently on 9/24/1991, at NYN, 8 (Bell, Bonilla, Buechele, Lind, McClendon, Slaught, Van Slyke, Walk)
Ends with L on 6/29/2001, at MON, 4 (Beimel, Bell, Kendall, Vander Wal)
Starts with M on 8/13/2008, vs CIN, 5 (Maholm, McLouth, Michaels, Mientkiewicz, Moss)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/30/2008, vs MIL, 5 (Maholm, McLouth, Mientkiewicz, Morgan, Moss)
Contains M on 6/20/1924, vs CIN, 6 (Grimm, Maranville, Moore, Morrison, Mueller, Schmidt)
  on 18 occasions, most recently on 5/9/2010, vs SLN, 6 (Clement, Doumit, Iwamura, Maholm, McCutchen, Milledge)
Ends with M on 7/3/1921, at CIN, 2 (Brottem, Grimm)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 5/27/1926, vs CHN, 2 (Grantham, Oldham)
Starts with N on 6/19/1982, vs PHI, 2 (Nicosia, Nordhagen)
Contains N on 5/26/1989, vs HOU, 9 (Bonds, Bonilla, Distefano, Heaton, Lind, Prince, Quinones, Van Slyke, Wilson)
Ends with N on 4/17/2005, vs CHN, 6 (Lawton, Redman, Redman, Wigginton, Wilson, Wilson)
Starts with O on 6/7/1953, vs CIN, 3 (O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Connell)
  on 64 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1953, vs CHN, 3 (O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Connell)
Contains O on 5/23/2009, at CHA, 9 (Jaramillo, LaRoche, LaRoche, McLouth, Monroe, Morgan, Ohlendorf, Wilson, Young)
Ends with O on 6/13/2000, vs ATL, 3 (Arroyo, Cordero, Sojo)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 6/18/2000, vs FLO, 3 (Arroyo, Cordero, Sojo)
Starts with P on 10/4/1980, vs CHN, 3 (Parker, Pena, Perez)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/22/2007, at CHN, 3 (Paulino, Pearce, Phelps)
Contains P on 5/31/1981, at MON, 4 (Parker, Pena, Perez, Thompson)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1983, vs CHN, 4 (Harper, Parker, Pena, Thompson)
Ends with P on 9/24/1928, at BSN, 1 (Blankenship)
  on 328 occasions, most recently on 5/3/1986, at SDN, 1 (Kemp)
Starts with Q on 7/17/1947, at BRO, 1 (Queen)
  on 126 occasions, most recently on 7/21/1989, vs LAN, 1 (Quinones)
Contains Q on 7/1/2009, vs CHN, 2 (Vasquez, Vazquez)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 7/21/2009, vs MIL, 2 (Vasquez, Vazquez)
Starts with R on 8/17/1943, at BSN, 3 (Rescigno, Rubeling, Russell)
  on 163 occasions, most recently on 7/6/2005, vs PHI, 3 (Redman, Redman, Ross)
Contains R on 7/9/1926, vs PHI, 9 (Carey, Cuyler, Grantham, Moore, Songer, Spencer, Traynor, Waner, Wright)
  on 24 occasions, most recently on 10/3/1982, vs MON, 9 (Easler, Hebner, Moreno, Morrison, Norman, Ortiz, Ray, Robinson, Stargell)
Ends with R on 5/14/1927, at BRO, 6 (Cuyler, Kremer, Spencer, Traynor, Waner, Waner)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/22/1939, at CIN, 6 (Brubaker, Fletcher, Klinger, Mueller, Waner, Waner)
Starts with S on 5/4/1963, vs LAN, 5 (Savage, Schofield, Schwall, Skinner, Stargell)
Contains S on 9/28/1958, vs PHI, 8 (Daniels, Foiles, Mazeroski, Mejias, Schofield, Skinner, Stevens, Thomas)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/5/1976, at MON, 8 (Helms, Reuss, Robertson, Robinson, Sanguillen, Stennett, Taveras, Zisk)
Ends with S on 9/28/1958, vs PHI, 5 (Daniels, Foiles, Mejias, Stevens, Thomas)
Starts with T on 10/2/1938, at CIN, 3 (Thevenow, Tobin, Todd)
Contains T on 7/13/1919, at NY1, 8 (Caton, Cutshaw, Hamilton, Mollwitz, Schmidt, Southworth, Stengel, Terry)
Ends with T on 4/14/1942, at CIN, 4 (Barrett, Coscarart, Elliott, Stewart)
  on 46 occasions, most recently on 8/26/1962, at SLN, 4 (Groat, Leppert, Stuart, Sturdivant)
Starts with U on 9/26/1959, at CIN, 1 (Umbricht)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/25/1960, vs LAN, 1 (Umbricht)
Contains U on 7/1/1936, vs SLN, 6 (Brubaker, Lucas, Schulte, Suhr, Vaughan, Young)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 5/24/2010, at CIN, 6 (Burres, Church, Doumit, Iwamura, McCutchen, Young)
Ends with U on 9/29/1935, at CIN, 1 (Passeau)
  on 766 occasions, most recently on 7/29/2003, vs SDN, 1 (Hyzdu)
Starts with V on 5/16/1965, vs SLN, 3 (Veale, Virdon, Virgil)
Contains V on 4/24/1934, vs SLN, 4 (Lavagetto, Thevenow, Vaughan, Veltman)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1934, at BRO, 4 (Lavagetto, Thevenow, Vaughan, Veltman)
Starts with W on 9/5/2004, at HOU, 5 (Ward, Wells, Wigginton, Wilson, Wilson)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2005, vs CHN, 5 (Ward, Wells, Wigginton, Wilson, Wilson)
Contains W on 4/10/2005, at SDN, 7 (Lawton, Mackowiak, Ward, Wigginton, Williams, Wilson, Wilson)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 4/16/2005, vs CHN, 7 (Lawton, Mackowiak, Ward, Wells, Wigginton, Wilson, Wilson)
Ends with W on 8/5/1967, vs LAN, 2 (Law, Luplow)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/9/1967, at CHN, 2 (Law, Luplow)
Contains X on 5/9/1922, vs BRO, 1 (Mattox)
  on 502 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2009, at CHN, 1 (Bixler)
Ends with X on 5/9/1922, vs BRO, 1 (Mattox)
  on 361 occasions, most recently on 6/29/1963, vs NYN, 1 (Haddix)
Starts with Y on 6/20/1921, vs PHI, 1 (Yellow Horse)
  on 1807 occasions, most recently on 9/6/2010, vs ATL, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 4/25/1926, at CHN, 5 (Carey, Cuyler, Rhyne, Traynor, Yde)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 5/9/2007, at CHN, 5 (Bay, Duffy, Gorzelanny, Kelly, Nady)
Ends with Y on 5/9/2007, at CHN, 5 (Bay, Duffy, Gorzelanny, Kelly, Nady)
Starts with Z on 5/14/1919, at PHI, 1 (Zitzmann)
  on 605 occasions, most recently on 10/3/1976, vs SLN, 1 (Zisk)
Contains Z on 5/22/2008, vs MIL, 5 (Chavez, Gomez, Gorzelanny, Mientkiewicz, Sanchez)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2008, at CIN, 5 (Chavez, Cruz, Gomez, Gorzelanny, Mientkiewicz)
Ends with Z on 5/22/2008, vs MIL, 4 (Chavez, Gomez, Mientkiewicz, Sanchez)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 9/4/2008, at CIN, 4 (Chavez, Cruz, Gomez, Mientkiewicz)
Contains any double letter on 5/18/1921, at BRO, 6 (Bigbee, Cooper, Grimm, Maranville, Skiff, Whitted)
  on 83 occasions, most recently on 7/20/1973, vs SDN, 6 (Alley, Maxvill, Rooker, Sanguillen, Stargell, Stennett)
Ends with any double letter on 6/23/1921, at SLN, 4 (Bigbee, Grimm, Skiff, Zinn)
  on 99 occasions, most recently on 7/10/1977, vs PHI, 4 (Ott, Reuss, Stargell, Stennett)
Starts with any vowel on 6/9/1953, vs SLN, 5 (Abrams, Atwell, O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Connell)
  on 20 occasions, most recently on 9/2/1953, vs CHN, 5 (Abrams, Atwell, O'Brien, O'Brien, O'Connell)
Contains nary an E on 4/10/2005, at SDN, 9 (Bay, Lawton, Mackowiak, Ross, Ward, Wigginton, Williams, Wilson, Wilson)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 9/7/2006, at CHN, 9 (Bautista, Bay, Castillo, Chacon, Cota, Doumit, Duffy, Nady, Wilson)
Ends with any vowel on 7/18/1964, at MLN, 8 (Alley, Bailey, Clemente, Freese, Mazeroski, Mota, Pagliaroni, Veale)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 6/12/2007, vs TEX, 8 (Bautista, Bay, Castillo, Duffy, Duke, LaRoche, Nady, Paulino)
Contains 3 letters on 9/27/1941, vs CIN, 2 (Cox, Gee)
  on 77 occasions, most recently on 9/30/1984, at PHI, 2 (May, Ray)
Contains 4 letters on 8/11/1992, at NYN, 5 (Bell, Cole, Espy, King, Lind)
Contains 5 letters on 8/23/1939, at BSN, 6 (Brown, Rizzo, Susce, Waner, Waner, Young)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/29/1999, at MIL, 6 (Brown, Brown, Brown, Laker, Nunez, Sveum)
Contains 6 letters on 7/8/1953, vs NY1, 6 (Abrams, Atwell, Friend, O'Brien, O'Brien, Thomas)
  on 52 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at FLO, 6 (Bowker, Cedeno, Morton, Snyder, Tabata, Walker)
Contains 7 letters on 6/15/1944, at CIN, 7 (Barrett, Butcher, Camelli, Elliott, Gustine, Handley, Russell)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 8/1/1945, at CHN, 7 (Barrett, Butcher, Elliott, Gustine, Handley, Russell, Salkeld)
Contains 8 letters on 9/12/1942, at BSN, 5 (Anderson, DiMaggio, Fletcher, Gornicki, Wyrostek)
  on 17 occasions, most recently on 7/22/1987, at SFN, 5 (Morrison, Pedrique, Reuschel, Reynolds, Van Slyke)
Contains 9 letters on 8/24/1952, vs BSN, 4 (Bartirome, Berardino, Garagiola, Senerchia)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1988, at CHN, 4 (Cangelosi, Distefano, Oberkfell, Rodriguez)
Contains 10 letters on 5/16/1945, at BRO, 3 (Gerheauser, Gionfriddo, Saltzgaver)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/8/1945, at PHI, 3 (Cuccurullo, Gionfriddo, Saltzgaver)
Contains 11 letters on 7/24/1996, vs MON, 2 (Allensworth, Encarnacion)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 8/9/1996, vs SDN, 2 (Allensworth, Encarnacion)
Contains 12 letters on 6/4/1944, at NY1, 1 (Ostermueller)
  on 178 occasions, most recently on 9/23/2008, at MIL, 1 (Mientkiewicz)
Contains 13 letters on 8/18/2004, at ARI, 1 (Van Benschoten)
  on 19 occasions, most recently on 7/26/2008, vs SDN, 1 (Van Benschoten)

When did the surnames in the starting lineup combine for...

The most distinct letters on 7/20/1946, vs BRO, 24 (Cox, Fletcher, Gustine, Handley, Heintzelman, Kiner, Lopez, Van Robays, Workman, all but JQ)
The fewest distinct letters on 6/13/1927, vs BRO, 14 (Barnhart, Grantham, Harris, Kremer, Rhyne, Smith, Waner, Waner, Wright, all but CDFJLOPQUVXZ)
  on 56 occasions, most recently on 5/28/2004, vs CHN, 14 (Hill, Kendall, Mackowiak, Redman, Simon, Ward, Wells, Wilson, Wilson, all but BFGJPQTUVXYZ)
The most total letters on 8/10/1945, at PHI, 76 (Barnhart, Barrett, Dahlgren, Elliott, Gionfriddo, Ostermueller, Russell, Salkeld, Saltzgaver)
The fewest total letters on 6/11/1954, at SLN, 44 (Allie, Atwell, Cole, Law, Lynch, Rice, Roberts, Thomas, Ward)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/5/1993, at COL, 44 (Bell, Clark, Garcia, Goff, King, Martin, Merced, Walk, Young)
The most Scrabble® points on 7/1/2009, vs CHN, 163 (37 Vazquez, 28 Vasquez, 21 Sanchez, 20 McCutchen, 18 Jaramillo, 12 Jones, 12 LaRoche, 9 Wilson, 6 Moss)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 6/18/1980, at ATL, 65 (10 Rhoden, 9 Stargell, 8 Milner, 8 Moreno, 7 Berra, 7 Foli, 7 Garner, 6 Easler, 3 Ott)

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