Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Kansas City Royals

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1975162Steve Busby (34)
22
Buck Martinez (70)
1976162Al Fitzmorris (33)
20
Bob Stinson (62)
1977162Jim Colborn (35)
33
Darrell Porter (121)
1990161Kevin Appier (24)
22
Mike Macfarlane (103)
1995144Kevin Appier (31)
28
Brent Mayne (95)
1995144Chris Haney (13)
13
Pat Borders (35)
1996161Kevin Appier (32)
16
Sal Fasano (43)
1996161Tim Belcher (35)
34
Mike Macfarlane (92)
1996161Mark Gubicza (19)
12
Sal Fasano (43)
1996161Jose Rosado (16)
14
Mike Sweeney (26)
1997161Kevin Appier (34)
24
Mike Macfarlane (75)
1997161Tim Belcher (32)
22
Mike Macfarlane (75)
1997161Jose Rosado (33)
20
Mike Sweeney (63)
1997161Glendon Rusch (27)
20
Mike Sweeney (63)
1999161Jeff Suppan (32)
21
Tim Spehr (53)
2003162Chris George (18)
18
Mike Difelice (54)
2003162Darrell May (32)
28
Brent Mayne (107)
2004162Mike Wood (17)
14
John Buck (66)
2007162Gil Meche (34)
34
John Buck (104)
2009162Zack Greinke (33)
31
Miguel Olivo (97)
2009162Gil Meche (23)
14
John Buck (41)

Includes all games played 1969-2010.
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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