Letters in the Tampa Bay Rays Lineup

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Starts with A on 4/6/2002, at NYA, 2 (Abernathy, Alvarez)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 7/14/2002, vs SEA, 2 (Abernathy, Alvarez)
Contains A on 5/20/2009, vs OAK, 9 (Aybar, Bartlett, Crawford, Iwamura, Kapler, Kazmir, Longoria, Navarro, Pena)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 5/29/2010, vs CHA, 9 (Bartlett, Brignac, Crawford, Davis, Jaso, Kapler, Longoria, Navarro, Pena)
Ends with A on 9/19/2007, at ANA, 4 (Casanova, Iwamura, Pena, Velandia)
  on 28 occasions, most recently on 9/2/2009, vs BOS, 4 (Garza, Iwamura, Longoria, Pena)
Starts with B on 5/19/2004, vs BOS, 3 (Baldelli, Bell, Blum)
  on 33 occasions, most recently on 5/28/2010, vs CHA, 3 (Bartlett, Blalock, Brignac)
Contains B on 9/15/2009, at BAL, 5 (Aybar, Bartlett, Brignac, Burrell, Zobrist)
Ends with B on 4/18/1999, at BOS, 1 (Lamb)
  on 29 occasions, most recently on 4/20/2005, vs TEX, 1 (Webb)
Starts with C on 4/30/2000, at ANA, 4 (Cairo, Canseco, Castilla, Cox)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 7/19/2005, at BOS, 4 (Cantu, Cash, Cortez, Crawford)
Contains C on 4/15/1999, at TOR, 7 (Cairo, Canseco, Clyburn, Difelice, McCracken, McGriff, Stocker)
  on 3 occasions, most recently on 4/30/2000, at ANA, 7 (Cairo, Canseco, Castilla, Cox, McGriff, Stocker, Trachsel)
Ends with C on 7/4/2008, vs KCA, 1 (Brignac)
  on 101 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, at KCA, 1 (Brignac)
Starts with D on 4/2/1998, vs DET, 1 (Difelice)
  on 334 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, at KCA, 1 (Davis)
Contains D on 4/27/2003, vs BAL, 6 (Anderson, Baldelli, Crawford, Kennedy, Lombard, Ordonez)
Ends with D on 4/19/2003, at BAL, 2 (Crawford, Lombard)
  on 48 occasions, most recently on 9/27/2009, at TEX, 2 (Crawford, Richard)
Starts with E on 5/9/2003, vs DET, 2 (Easley, Escalona)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/15/2003, at TOR, 2 (Easley, Escalona)
Contains E on 5/15/1999, at ANA, 9 (Canseco, Flaherty, Ledesma, Martinez, McCracken, Perry, Saunders, Sorrento, Stocker)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/16/1999, at ANA, 9 (Alvarez, Canseco, Flaherty, Ledesma, Martinez, McCracken, Perry, Sorrento, Stocker)
Ends with E on 5/18/2001, vs DET, 3 (Difelice, Grieve, Sturtze)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at KCA, 3 (Hawpe, Joyce, Sonnanstine)
Starts with F on 4/7/2004, vs NYA, 2 (Fick, Fordyce)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 8/6/2004, vs SEA, 2 (Fick, Fordyce)
Contains F on 6/2/2004, at MIN, 5 (Crawford, Fick, Fordyce, Huff, McGriff)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/1/2004, vs TOR, 5 (Crawford, Fick, Fordyce, Huff, McGriff)
Ends with F on 8/2/2000, vs CLE, 2 (Huff, McGriff)
  on 106 occasions, most recently on 7/15/2004, vs BAL, 2 (Huff, McGriff)
Starts with G on 8/7/2005, at ANA, 4 (Gathright, Gomes, Gonzalez, Green)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2005, vs BAL, 4 (Gathright, Gomes, Gonzalez, Green)
Contains G on 8/7/2005, at ANA, 6 (Gathright, Gomes, Gonzalez, Green, Lugo, McClung)
Ends with G on 5/16/2003, at BAL, 2 (McClung, Sandberg)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 5/22/2003, at TEX, 2 (McClung, Sandberg)
Starts with H on 5/5/2005, vs NYA, 4 (Hall, Hendrickson, Hollins, Huff)
  on 16 occasions, most recently on 6/9/2006, at KCA, 4 (Hall, Hendrickson, Hollins, Huff)
Contains H on 5/25/2002, at OAK, 6 (Abernathy, Hall, Harper, Johnson, Smith, Vaughn)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 5/13/2005, at KCA, 6 (Hall, Hollins, Huff, Phelps, Sanchez, Waechter)
Ends with H on 4/14/2002, vs TOR, 2 (Smith, Smith)
Starts with I on 4/2/2007, at NYA, 1 (Iwamura)
  on 336 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2009, vs NYA, 1 (Iwamura)
Contains I on 9/27/2000, vs NYA, 9 (Castilla, Guillen, Lidle, Martinez, McGriff, Smith, Timmons, Williams, Winn)
Ends with I on 4/3/1998, vs CHA, 1 (Gorecki)
  on 489 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2010, at KCA, 1 (Baldelli)
Starts with J on 8/4/2010, vs MIN, 3 (Jaso, Johnson, Joyce)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at KCA, 3 (Jaso, Johnson, Joyce)
Contains J on 8/4/2010, vs MIN, 3 (Jaso, Johnson, Joyce)
  on 27 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at KCA, 3 (Jaso, Johnson, Joyce)
Starts with K on 4/8/2009, at BOS, 2 (Kapler, Kazmir)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 8/26/2009, at TOR, 2 (Kapler, Kazmir)
Contains K on 7/9/1998, vs NYA, 4 (Kelly, McCracken, Rekar, Stocker)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/8/1998, vs CLE, 4 (Kelly, McCracken, Rekar, Stocker)
Ends with K on 4/7/2004, vs NYA, 1 (Fick)
  on 72 occasions, most recently on 6/27/2010, vs ARI, 1 (Blalock)
Starts with L on 7/23/1999, vs TEX, 3 (Lamb, Ledesma, Lowery)
  on 40 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2005, vs BAL, 3 (LaForest, Lee, Lugo)
Contains L on 9/25/1998, at NYA, 7 (Butler, Difelice, Eiland, Kelly, Ledesma, McClain, Trammell)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/4/2005, vs TOR, 7 (Brazelton, Gonzalez, Hall, Lee, Lugo, Phelps, Singleton)
Ends with L on 4/19/2000, at BAL, 2 (Trachsel, Trammell)
  on 50 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2006, at CLE, 2 (Howell, Paul)
Starts with M on 3/31/1998, vs DET, 3 (Martinez, McCracken, McGriff)
  on 108 occasions, most recently on 8/15/2000, at BOS, 3 (Martinez, McCracken, McGriff)
Contains M on 7/23/1999, vs TEX, 6 (Lamb, Ledesma, Martinez, McGriff, Smith, Trammell)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 6/23/2000, at TEX, 6 (Martinez, McCracken, McGriff, Smith, Trammell, Williams)
Ends with M on 4/7/2004, vs NYA, 1 (Blum)
  on 148 occasions, most recently on 5/29/2007, vs DET, 1 (Fossum)
Starts with N on 7/2/2006, at WAS, 2 (Navarro, Norton)
  on 103 occasions, most recently on 9/12/2010, at TOR, 2 (Navarro, Niemann)
Contains N on 9/28/2007, at TOR, 9 (Casanova, Guzman, Norton, Pena, Ruggiano, Sonnanstine, Velandia, Wilson, Young)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2007, at TOR, 9 (Guzman, Jackson, Navarro, Pena, Ruggiano, Upton, Velandia, Wilson, Young)
Ends with N on 5/25/2000, vs OAK, 5 (Guillen, Guillen, McCracken, Vaughn, Yan)
Starts with O on 3/31/2003, vs BOS, 1 (Ordonez)
  on 32 occasions, most recently on 5/8/2003, vs MIN, 1 (Ordonez)
Contains O on 8/7/2006, at SEA, 8 (Corcoran, Crawford, Gomes, Hollins, Navarro, Norton, Upton, Zobrist)
  on 21 occasions, most recently on 9/5/2010, at BAL, 8 (Crawford, Jaso, Joyce, Longoria, Navarro, Rodriguez, Upton, Zobrist)
Ends with O on 5/18/1999, at TEX, 4 (Arrojo, Cairo, Canseco, Sorrento)
  on 10 occasions, most recently on 10/1/1999, vs NYA, 4 (Arrojo, Cairo, Canseco, Graffanino)
Starts with P on 5/15/2003, at TOR, 2 (Parque, Perez)
  on 126 occasions, most recently on 9/28/2010, vs BAL, 2 (Pena, Price)
Contains P on 7/18/2010, at NYA, 5 (Kapler, Pena, Price, Shoppach, Upton)
Contains Q on 4/2/2003, vs BOS, 1 (Parque)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/21/2003, at TEX, 1 (Parque)
Starts with R on 5/1/2001, at BAL, 2 (Rekar, Rolls)
  on 31 occasions, most recently on 8/31/2008, vs BAL, 2 (Riggans, Ruggiano)
Contains R on 9/19/2009, vs TOR, 10 (Aybar, Bartlett, Burrell, Crawford, Garza, Iwamura, Kapler, Longoria, Navarro, Zobrist)
Ends with R on 4/4/1998, vs CHA, 3 (Butler, Springer, Stocker)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 8/15/2009, vs TOR, 3 (Aybar, Kapler, Kazmir)
Starts with S on 4/21/1998, at TEX, 4 (Smith, Sorrento, Springer, Stocker)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 4/28/1999, at CHA, 4 (Saunders, Smith, Sorrento, Stocker)
Contains S on 4/28/1999, at CHA, 6 (Boggs, Canseco, Saunders, Smith, Sorrento, Stocker)
Ends with S on 4/27/2007, at OAK, 4 (Dukes, Gomes, Harris, Shields)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 4/11/2008, vs BAL, 4 (Gomes, Haynes, Riggans, Shields)
Starts with T on 4/19/2000, at BAL, 2 (Trachsel, Trammell)
  on 14 occasions, most recently on 9/24/2000, at TOR, 2 (Timmons, Tyner)
Contains T on 9/3/2006, vs SEA, 7 (Cantu, Norton, Stokes, Upton, Wigginton, Witt, Zobrist)
Ends with T on 4/3/2003, vs BOS, 2 (Bierbrodt, Shumpert)
  on 270 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2010, at KCA, 2 (Bartlett, Zobrist)
Starts with U on 8/2/2004, vs BOS, 1 (Upton)
  on 645 occasions, most recently on 10/3/2010, at KCA, 1 (Upton)
Contains U on 8/18/2004, vs ANA, 6 (Blum, Cantu, Cruz, Huff, Lugo, Upton)
  on 12 occasions, most recently on 4/23/2007, vs NYA, 6 (Dukes, Fossum, Iwamura, Paul, Upton, Young)
Ends with U on 7/18/2004, vs BAL, 1 (Cantu)
  on 312 occasions, most recently on 7/6/2007, at KCA, 1 (Cantu)
Starts with V on 4/3/2000, at MIN, 1 (Vaughn)
  on 375 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2007, at TOR, 1 (Velandia)
Contains V on 4/6/2002, at NYA, 3 (Alvarez, Grieve, Vaughn)
  on 11 occasions, most recently on 9/30/2007, at TOR, 3 (Casanova, Navarro, Velandia)
Starts with W on 9/16/2000, vs OAK, 3 (Williams, Wilson, Winn)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 5/31/2001, at OAK, 3 (Williams, Wilson, Winn)
Contains W on 6/25/2007, vs CHA, 5 (Crawford, Howell, Iwamura, Wigginton, Wilson)
Contains X on 9/22/1999, at ANA, 1 (Cox)
  on 320 occasions, most recently on 9/25/2002, at NYA, 1 (Cox)
Ends with X on 9/22/1999, at ANA, 1 (Cox)
  on 320 occasions, most recently on 9/25/2002, at NYA, 1 (Cox)
Starts with Y on 5/8/1999, at CLE, 1 (Yan)
  on 210 occasions, most recently on 9/29/2007, at TOR, 1 (Young)
Contains Y on 8/4/2001, at CHA, 4 (Abernathy, Flaherty, Kennedy, Tyner)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 7/19/2002, at TOR, 4 (Abernathy, Flaherty, Kennedy, McCarty)
Ends with Y on 7/19/2002, at TOR, 4 (Abernathy, Flaherty, Kennedy, McCarty)
Starts with Z on 8/8/2009, at SEA, 2 (Zaun, Zobrist)
  on 23 occasions, most recently on 10/4/2009, vs NYA, 2 (Zaun, Zobrist)
Contains Z on 5/9/2004, at ANA, 5 (Cruz, Martinez, Perez, Sanchez, Zambrano)
Ends with Z on 3/31/2004, vs NYA, 4 (Cruz, Gonzalez, Martinez, Sanchez)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 7/5/2004, at BAL, 4 (Cruz, Gonzalez, Martinez, Sanchez)
Contains any double letter on 7/28/1998, at CHA, 7 (Arrojo, Boggs, McCracken, McGriff, Sorrento, Trammell, Winn)
  on 8 occasions, most recently on 6/15/2006, at DET, 7 (Baldelli, Fossum, Hall, Hollins, Huff, Lee, Wigginton)
Ends with any double letter on 8/23/2003, vs CLE, 5 (Bell, Hall, Huff, Lee, Piatt)
  on 2 occasions, most recently on 8/30/2003, at OAK, 5 (Bell, Hall, Huff, Lee, Piatt)
Starts with any vowel on 4/9/2003, vs BAL, 3 (Anderson, Easley, Ordonez)
  on 185 occasions, most recently on 10/1/2009, vs BAL, 3 (Aybar, Iwamura, Upton)
Contains nary an E on 6/2/2007, vs KCA, 10 (Cantu, Crawford, Harris, Iwamura, Jackson, Navarro, Upton, Wigginton, Wilson, Young)
Ends with any vowel on 7/20/1999, vs PHI, 7 (Arrojo, Cairo, Difelice, Ledesma, Lowery, Perry, Sorrento)
  on 5 occasions, most recently on 9/14/1999, vs SEA, 7 (Arrojo, Cairo, Canseco, Difelice, Ledesma, Lowery, Perry)
Contains 3 letters on 5/30/2000, vs BAL, 2 (Cox, Yan)
  on 15 occasions, most recently on 8/20/2006, vs CLE, 2 (Lee, Seo)
Contains 4 letters on 4/22/2004, at BAL, 7 (Blum, Cruz, Fick, Hall, Huff, Lugo, Moss)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 8/10/2004, at BOS, 7 (Blum, Cruz, Fick, Hall, Huff, Lugo, Sosa)
Contains 5 letters on 5/31/1998, vs SEA, 5 (Cairo, Kelly, Laker, Smith, White)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 6/7/2009, at NYA, 5 (Aybar, Garza, Gross, Joyce, Upton)
Contains 6 letters on 5/20/2001, vs DET, 4 (Grieve, Sheets, Vaughn, Wilson)
  on 13 occasions, most recently on 9/13/2007, at SEA, 4 (Guzman, Hammel, Harris, Norton)
Contains 7 letters on 8/5/2000, vs BAL, 6 (Canseco, Guillen, Guillen, Johnson, McGriff, Sturtze)
Contains 8 letters on 4/25/2000, at KCA, 6 (Castilla, Flaherty, Martinez, Trachsel, Trammell, Williams)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 9/19/2010, vs ANA, 6 (Baldelli, Bartlett, Crawford, Jennings, Longoria, Shoppach)
Contains 9 letters on 4/19/2006, at BOS, 3 (Burroughs, Gathright, Wigginton)
  on 6 occasions, most recently on 5/3/2006, vs NYA, 3 (Burroughs, Gathright, Wigginton)
Contains 10 letters on 7/30/1999, at OAK, 1 (Graffanino)
  on 51 occasions, most recently on 8/20/2010, at OAK, 1 (Hellickson)
Contains 11 letters on 7/20/2002, at TOR, 1 (de los Santos)
  on 153 occasions, most recently on 10/2/2010, at KCA, 1 (Sonnanstine)

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The most distinct letters on 10/5/2001, vs NYA, 24 (Abernathy, Cox, Gomez, Grieve, Hall, Huff, Johnson, Kennedy, Tyner, Winn, all but PQ)
  on 4 occasions, most recently on 9/19/2008, vs MIN, 24 (Bartlett, Floyd, Gross, Hinske, Iwamura, Jackson, Longoria, Navarro, Pena, Perez, all but QX)
The fewest distinct letters on 9/27/1999, at NYA, 16 (Cairo, Canseco, Cox, Difelice, Eiland, Graffanino, Ledesma, Martinez, McGriff, Trammell, all but BHJKPQUVWY)
  on 7 occasions, most recently on 8/26/2009, at TOR, 16 (Bartlett, Burrell, Gross, Kapler, Kazmir, Longoria, Pena, Upton, Zaun, Zobrist, all but CDFHJQVWXY)
The most total letters on 9/19/2010, vs ANA, 76 (Baldelli, Bartlett, Crawford, Hawpe, Jennings, Longoria, Niemann, Rodriguez, Shoppach, Zobrist)
The fewest total letters on 7/2/2004, at FLO, 44 (Bell, Blum, Crawford, Cruz, Fick, Hall, Huff, Lugo, Martinez)
The most Scrabble® points on 7/5/2004, at BAL, 157 (27 Gonzalez, 21 Sanchez, 19 Martinez, 17 Crawford, 16 Fordyce, 15 Cruz, 13 Fick, 13 Huff, 11 Baldelli, 5 Lugo)
The fewest Scrabble® points on 6/26/2006, at FLO, 79 (17 Crawford, 13 Huff, 11 Baldelli, 11 Shields, 7 Cantu, 6 Norton, 6 Paul, 5 Lugo, 3 Lee)

Unique occurrences in bold.
Includes all games played 1998-2010.
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