Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Chicago Cubs

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1919140Pete Alexander (27)
26
Bill Killefer (100)
1919140Hippo Vaughn (37)
33
Bill Killefer (100)
1920154Pete Alexander (40)
23
Bill Killefer (61)
1924154Vic Aldridge (32)
27
Gabby Hartnett (100)
1924154Pete Alexander (20)
19
Gabby Hartnett (100)
1924154Elmer Jacobs (22)
14
Bob O'Farrell (53)
1924154Tony Kaufmann (26)
17
Bob O'Farrell (53)
1925154Wilbur Cooper (26)
14
Mike Gonzalez (43)
1926155Sheriff Blake (27)
22
Gabby Hartnett (83)
1926155Guy Bush (15)
15
Gabby Hartnett (83)
1926155Tony Kaufmann (22)
18
Gabby Hartnett (83)
1926155Charlie Root (32)
31
Mike Gonzalez (71)
1928154Percy Jones (19)
13
Mike Gonzalez (40)
1937154Tex Carleton (27)
24
Gabby Hartnett (97)
1939156Larry French (21)
20
Gus Mancuso (73)
1954154Howie Pollet (20)
13
Walker Cooper (43)
1955154Sam Jones (34)
18
Clyde McCullough (26)
1955154Paul Minner (22)
12
Walker Cooper (21)
1959155Glen Hobbie (33)
28
Sammy Taylor (96)
1965164Bill Faul (16)
12
Vic Roznovsky (44)
1974162Ken Frailing (16)
12
George Mitterwald (57)
1975162Bill Bonham (36)
16
Tim Hosley (36)
1981106Doug Bird (12)
12
Jody Davis (53)
1990162Mike Harkey (27)
26
Joe Girardi (120)
1992162Greg Maddux (35)
15
Hector Villanueva (26)
2001162Jason Bere (32)
14
Robert Machado (34)
2001162Jon Lieber (34)
24
Joe Girardi (61)
2003162Shawn Estes (28)
16
Paul Bako (57)
2003162Kerry Wood (32)
27
Damian Miller (103)
2004162Matt Clement (30)
29
Michael Barrett (119)
2004162Greg Maddux (33)
32
Paul Bako (43)
2004162Carlos Zambrano (31)
29
Michael Barrett (119)
2005162Mark Prior (27)
23
Henry Blanco (48)

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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