Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Cleveland Indians

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1923153George Uhle (44)
41
Steve O'Neill (108)
1936157George Blaeholder (16)
12
Frankie Pytlak (58)
1936157Bob Feller (8)
8
Greek George (22)
1938153Johnny Allen (27)
27
Frankie Pytlak (93)
1938153Bob Feller (36)
29
Rollie Hemsley (58)
1939154Johnny Allen (26)
17
Frankie Pytlak (47)
1939154Bob Feller (35)
30
Rollie Hemsley (101)
1940155Bob Feller (37)
34
Rollie Hemsley (113)
1943153Jim Bagby (33)
19
Gene Desautels (56)
1943153Al Smith (27)
25
Buddy Rosar (97)
1947157Don Black (28)
13
Al Lopez (37)
1947157Bob Feller (37)
37
Jim Hegan (120)
1950155Bob Lemon (37)
36
Jim Hegan (124)
1951155Bob Feller (32)
31
Jim Hegan (116)
1951155Mike Garcia (30)
15
Birdie Tebbetts (37)
1952155Steve Gromek (13)
11
Birdie Tebbetts (31)
1952155Bob Lemon (36)
15
Joe Tipton (29)
1952155Early Wynn (33)
31
Jim Hegan (93)
1953155Early Wynn (34)
33
Jim Hegan (91)
1954156Early Wynn (36)
36
Jim Hegan (121)
1955154Herb Score (32)
17
Hank Foiles (31)
1955154Early Wynn (31)
31
Jim Hegan (91)
1956155Mike Garcia (30)
11
Earl Averill (25)
1956155Early Wynn (35)
30
Jim Hegan (97)
1960154Gary Bell (23)
10
Russ Nixon (21)
1965162Luis Tiant (30)
24
Joe Azcue (97)
1966162Sam McDowell (28)
24
Del Crandall (39)
1967162Steve Hargan (29)
23
Duke Sims (77)
1967162Luis Tiant (29)
25
Joe Azcue (80)
1968162Luis Tiant (32)
29
Joe Azcue (90)
1968162Stan Williams (24)
22
Duke Sims (71)
1973162Dick Tidrow (40)
27
Dave Duncan (84)
1977161Jim Bibby (30)
19
Ray Fosse (67)
1977161Wayne Garland (38)
30
Fred Kendall (93)
1979161Len Barker (19)
15
Ron Hassey (61)
1982162Len Barker (33)
25
Ron Hassey (91)
1982162Rick Sutcliffe (27)
15
Chris Bando (49)
1983162Neal Heaton (16)
11
Jim Essian (31)
1983162Rick Sutcliffe (35)
27
Ron Hassey (97)
1984163Rick Sutcliffe (15)
13
Ron Hassey (37)
1985162Neal Heaton (33)
13
Butch Benton (22)
1986163Tom Candiotti (34)
23
Chris Bando (72)
1986163Phil Niekro (32)
32
Chris Bando (72)
1986163Ken Schrom (33)
31
Andy Allanson (91)
1987162Tom Candiotti (32)
23
Chris Bando (65)
1987162Phil Niekro (22)
19
Chris Bando (65)
1987162Ken Schrom (29)
16
Rick Dempsey (48)
1987162Greg Swindell (15)
12
Rick Dempsey (48)
1987162Rich Yett (11)
10
Andy Allanson (47)
1989162Scott Bailes (11)
11
Joel Skinner (57)
1989162Buddy Black (32)
19
Joel Skinner (57)
1989162Tom Candiotti (31)
28
Andy Allanson (103)
1989162John Farrell (31)
28
Andy Allanson (103)
1995144Dennis Martinez (28)
25
Tony Pena (78)
1996161Dennis Martinez (20)
14
Tony Pena (50)
2000162Bartolo Colon (30)
20
Einar Diaz (69)
2003162Brian Anderson (24)
15
Tim Laker (42)
2007162Paul Byrd (31)
31
Kelly Shoppach (44)
2007162Fausto Carmona (32)
31
Victor Martinez (118)
2007162CC Sabathia (34)
32
Victor Martinez (118)
2008162Cliff Lee (31)
27
Kelly Shoppach (94)
2008162CC Sabathia (18)
13
Victor Martinez (54)
2009162Cliff Lee (22)
22
Kelly Shoppach (74)
2009162Carl Pavano (21)
17
Kelly Shoppach (74)
2010162Fausto Carmona (33)
12
Mike Redmond (18)

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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