Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Chicago White Sox

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1925154Red Faber (32)
31
Ray Schalk (111)
1925154Charlie Robertson (23)
12
Buck Crouse (34)
1925154Sloppy Thurston (25)
13
Buck Crouse (34)
1926155Red Faber (25)
22
Ray Schalk (70)
1926155Ted Lyons (31)
13
Johnny Grabowski (29)
1928155Red Faber (27)
20
Buck Crouse (64)
1928155Tommy Thomas (32)
21
Moe Berg (69)
1932152Milt Gaston (25)
18
Charlie Berry (63)
1933151Milt Gaston (25)
18
Charlie Berry (72)
1934153George Earnshaw (30)
22
Ed Madjeski (76)
1934153Les Tietje (22)
18
Merv Shea (54)
1942148Bill Dietrich (23)
19
Mike Tresh (72)
1942148Ted Lyons (20)
18
Mike Tresh (72)
1943155Bill Dietrich (26)
24
Mike Tresh (81)
1944154Bill Dietrich (36)
28
Mike Tresh (89)
1949154Mickey Haefner (12)
10
Eddie Malone (48)
1949154Bill Wight (33)
23
Don Wheeler (54)
1951155Billy Pierce (28)
17
Phil Masi (60)
1953156Saul Rogovin (19)
15
Red Wilson (48)
1954155Bob Keegan (27)
22
Sherm Lollar (84)
1958155Jim Wilson (23)
16
Earl Battey (41)
1961163Juan Pizarro (25)
19
Cam Carreon (63)
1962162Juan Pizarro (32)
27
Cam Carreon (85)
1972154Tom Bradley (40)
16
Tom Egan (33)
1972154Wilbur Wood (49)
48
Ed Herrmann (108)
1973162Wilbur Wood (48)
39
Ed Herrmann (110)
1975161Jesse Jefferson (21)
11
Pete Varney (27)
1975161Wilbur Wood (43)
43
Brian Downing (134)
1977162Wilbur Wood (18)
12
Brian Downing (51)
1978161Wilbur Wood (27)
26
Bill Nahorodny (100)
1987162Floyd Bannister (34)
12
Ron Hassey (24)
1991162Greg Hibbard (29)
25
Carlton Fisk (91)
1991162Charlie Hough (29)
20
Ron Karkovice (49)
1991162Charlie Hough (29)
9
Don Wakamatsu (9)
1992162Charlie Hough (27)
26
Ron Karkovice (98)
1992162Jack McDowell (34)
18
Carlton Fisk (51)
1996162Wilson Alvarez (35)
28
Ron Karkovice (99)
1996162James Baldwin (28)
13
Chad Kreuter (26)
1996162Alex Fernandez (35)
30
Ron Karkovice (99)
1998163James Baldwin (24)
19
Chad Kreuter (71)
1998163Jaime Navarro (27)
15
Charlie O'Brien (54)
1998163Jim Parque (21)
11
Robert Machado (33)
1998163Mike Sirotka (33)
22
Chad Kreuter (71)
1999162Jaime Navarro (27)
23
Brook Fordyce (90)
1999162Mike Sirotka (32)
29
Mark Johnson (67)
2003162Mark Buehrle (35)
28
Sandy Alomar (57)
2003162Jon Garland (32)
29
Miguel Olivo (98)
2003162Esteban Loaiza (34)
33
Miguel Olivo (98)
2004162Mark Buehrle (35)
17
Sandy Alomar (46)
2004162Mark Buehrle (35)
15
Jamie Burke (32)
2004162Jose Contreras (13)
12
Ben Davis (44)
2004162Freddy Garcia (16)
13
Ben Davis (44)
2004162Esteban Loaiza (21)
16
Miguel Olivo (40)
2004162Scott Schoeneweis (19)
18
Sandy Alomar (46)
2010162Freddy Garcia (28)
14
Ramon Castro (31)

Includes all games played 1919-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
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