Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Minnesota Twins

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1919142Walter Johnson (29)
14
Sam Agnew (31)
1919142Jim Shaw (37)
20
Patsy Gharrity (51)
1920153Walter Johnson (15)
14
Val Picinich (37)
1921154Walter Johnson (32)
27
Val Picinich (44)
1922154Walter Johnson (31)
30
Val Picinich (70)
1923155Walter Johnson (34)
34
Muddy Ruel (121)
1923155George Mogridge (30)
13
Patsy Gharrity (34)
1923155Tom Zachary (29)
13
Patsy Gharrity (34)
1925152Stan Coveleski (32)
32
Muddy Ruel (119)
1925152Tom Zachary (33)
12
Hank Severeid (27)
1928155Garland Braxton (24)
23
Muddy Ruel (97)
1932154Firpo Marberry (15)
15
Roy Spencer (91)
1936153Bobo Newsom (38)
25
Cliff Bolton (76)
1937158Wes Ferrell (24)
21
Rick Ferrell (83)
1939153Dutch Leonard (34)
25
Rick Ferrell (81)
1940154Ken Chase (34)
18
Jake Early (51)
1940154Dutch Leonard (35)
35
Rick Ferrell (97)
1941156Dutch Leonard (33)
27
Jake Early (92)
1944154Dutch Leonard (31)
26
Rick Ferrell (95)
1944154Johnny Niggeling (24)
22
Rick Ferrell (95)
1946155Mickey Haefner (27)
20
Al Evans (76)
1950155Gene Bearden (9)
8
Len Okrie (11)
1950155Sid Hudson (30)
21
Al Evans (77)
1951154Don Johnson (20)
14
Clyde Kluttz (45)
1951154Connie Marrero (25)
18
Mike Guerra (55)
1951154Julio Moreno (18)
13
Mike Guerra (55)
1952157Bob Porterfield (29)
18
Clyde Kluttz (40)
1954155Mickey McDermott (26)
19
Joe Tipton (51)
1954155Bob Porterfield (31)
27
Ed Fitz Gerald (96)
1954155Dean Stone (23)
18
Joe Tipton (51)
1955154Mickey McDermott (20)
16
Ed Fitz Gerald (66)
1956155Chuck Stobbs (33)
24
Clint Courtney (66)
1957154Camilo Pascual (26)
19
Lou Berberet (71)
1959154Camilo Pascual (30)
16
Hal Naragon (46)
1970162Jim Kaat (34)
15
Paul Ratliff (38)
1971160Bert Blyleven (38)
15
Phil Roof (28)
1972154Bert Blyleven (38)
20
Phil Roof (48)
1972154Jim Kaat (15)
15
Phil Roof (48)
1972154Dick Woodson (36)
18
George Mitterwald (44)
1974163Joe Decker (37)
32
Glenn Borgmann (103)
1978162Darrell Jackson (15)
10
Glenn Borgmann (41)
1982162Bobby Castillo (25)
21
Tim Laudner (90)
1982162Brad Havens (32)
15
Sal Butera (41)
1982162Jack O'Connor (19)
17
Tim Laudner (90)
1987162Frank Viola (36)
23
Tim Laudner (76)
1988162Allan Anderson (30)
24
Brian Harper (41)
1988162Charlie Lea (23)
12
Brian Harper (41)
1988162Frank Viola (35)
31
Tim Laudner (102)
1989162Allan Anderson (33)
29
Brian Harper (86)
1989162Shane Rawley (25)
25
Tim Laudner (57)
1989162Roy Smith (26)
23
Brian Harper (86)
1989162Frank Viola (24)
21
Tim Laudner (57)
1990162Scott Erickson (17)
15
Junior Ortiz (45)
1991162Scott Erickson (32)
28
Junior Ortiz (41)
1991162Jack Morris (35)
31
Brian Harper (114)
1992162Scott Erickson (32)
24
Lenny Webster (32)
1992162Kevin Tapani (34)
33
Brian Harper (128)
1997162Brad Radke (35)
32
Terry Steinbach (112)
1997162Bob Tewksbury (26)
25
Terry Steinbach (112)
1998162LaTroy Hawkins (33)
19
Javier Valentin (42)
1998162Mike Morgan (17)
11
Javier Valentin (42)
1998162Brad Radke (32)
32
Terry Steinbach (116)
1999161LaTroy Hawkins (33)
23
Javier Valentin (59)
1999161Eric Milton (34)
27
Terry Steinbach (96)
1999161Brad Radke (33)
27
Terry Steinbach (96)
2002161Kyle Lohse (31)
15
Tom Prince (40)
2004162Carlos Silva (33)
27
Henry Blanco (95)
2010162Carl Pavano (32)
15
Drew Butera (44)

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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