Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together

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YearTeamGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1921WS1154Walter Johnson (32)
27
Val Picinich (44)
1921BSN152Jack Scott (28)
21
Frank Gibson (23)
1922BRO155Burleigh Grimes (34)
29
Otto Miller (54)
1924PHA151Eddie Rommel (33)
25
Frank Bruggy (28)
1924BRO154Dazzy Vance (34)
33
Hank DeBerry (59)
1925BRO153Dazzy Vance (31)
30
Hank DeBerry (52)
1926BRO155Burleigh Grimes (29)
28
Charlie Hargreaves (52)
1926CHN155Charlie Root (32)
31
Mike Gonzalez (71)
1927BRO154Dazzy Vance (32)
32
Hank DeBerry (64)
1928BOS154Ed Morris (29)
24
Johnnie Heving (36)
1928BOS154Red Ruffing (34)
31
Fred Hofmann (63)
1928BRO155Dazzy Vance (32)
32
Hank DeBerry (72)
1943BSN153Jim Tobin (30)
30
Phil Masi (65)
1944BSN155Jim Tobin (36)
35
Phil Masi (51)
1951CIN155Willie Ramsdell (31)
31
Johnny Pramesa (61)
1957MLN155Bob Buhl (31)
26
Del Rice (44)
1963SFN162Jack Sanford (42)
41
Tom Haller (79)
1966CLE162Sam McDowell (28)
24
Del Crandall (39)
1970BOS162Sonny Siebert (33)
26
Tom Satriano (47)
1976PHI162Steve Carlton (35)
31
Tim McCarver (37)
1976DET161Mark Fidrych (29)
29
Bruce Kimm (52)
1977PHI162Steve Carlton (36)
36
Tim McCarver (39)
1978PHI162Steve Carlton (34)
34
Tim McCarver (34)
1979PHI163Steve Carlton (35)
27
Tim McCarver (31)
1979BAL159Dennis Martinez (39)
35
Dave Skaggs (46)
1979MIL161Lary Sorensen (34)
34
Buck Martinez (67)
1983CIN162Mario Soto (34)
33
Alex Trevino (50)
1986MIL161Teddy Higuera (34)
30
Charlie Moore (64)
1986CLE163Phil Niekro (32)
32
Chris Bando (72)
1988MIN162Allan Anderson (30)
24
Brian Harper (41)
1989MIN162Shane Rawley (25)
25
Tim Laudner (57)
1989OAK162Bob Welch (33)
31
Ron Hassey (70)
1990OAK162Bob Welch (35)
35
Ron Hassey (57)
1991MIN162Scott Erickson (32)
28
Junior Ortiz (41)
1992MIN162Scott Erickson (32)
24
Lenny Webster (32)
1993ATL162Greg Maddux (36)
36
Damon Berryhill (85)
1995ATL144Steve Avery (29)
28
Charlie O'Brien (56)
1996MON162Jeff Fassero (34)
30
Lenny Webster (50)
1996NYA162Andy Pettitte (34)
27
Jim Leyritz (50)
1997HOU162Darryl Kile (34)
27
Tony Eusebio (42)
1997ATL162Greg Maddux (33)
31
Eddie Perez (52)
1998ATL162Greg Maddux (34)
32
Eddie Perez (39)
1998HOU162Shane Reynolds (35)
29
Tony Eusebio (45)
2001ATL162Greg Maddux (34)
34
Paul Bako (45)
2001LAN162Chan Ho Park (35)
35
Chad Kreuter (58)
2001HOU162Shane Reynolds (28)
24
Tony Eusebio (40)
2002ARI162Miguel Batista (29)
27
Rod Barajas (41)
2002ATL161Greg Maddux (34)
31
Henry Blanco (64)
2003ATL162Greg Maddux (36)
33
Henry Blanco (42)
2003HOU162Jeriome Robertson (31)
24
Gregg Zaun (26)
2003BOS162Tim Wakefield (33)
32
Doug Mirabelli (43)
2004CHN162Greg Maddux (33)
32
Paul Bako (43)
2004HOU162Roy Oswalt (35)
33
Raul Chavez (48)
2004BOS162Tim Wakefield (30)
30
Doug Mirabelli (41)
2005BOS162Tim Wakefield (33)
29
Doug Mirabelli (33)
2006CIN162Bronson Arroyo (35)
32
David Ross (73)
2006CIN162Aaron Harang (35)
31
Jason LaRue (57)
2006SFN161Noah Lowry (27)
23
Todd Greene (37)
2007CLE162Paul Byrd (31)
31
Kelly Shoppach (44)
2007ARI162Livan Hernandez (33)
32
Miguel Montero (57)
2007BOS162Tim Wakefield (31)
27
Doug Mirabelli (33)
2008HOU161Roy Oswalt (32)
31
Brad Ausmus (62)
2008BOS162Tim Wakefield (30)
30
Kevin Cash (42)
2010MIL162Randy Wolf (34)
30
George Kottaras (60)

Includes all games played 1919-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 16, 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 16 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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