Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Oakland Athletics

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1919140Walt Kinney (21)
14
Wickey McAvoy (46)
1919140Tom Rogers (18)
12
Wickey McAvoy (46)
1923153Eddie Rommel (31)
12
Frank Bruggy (18)
1924151Eddie Rommel (33)
25
Frank Bruggy (28)
1925153Lefty Grove (18)
14
Cy Perkins (29)
1925153Slim Harriss (33)
33
Mickey Cochrane (123)
1934153Sugar Cain (32)
21
Frankie Hayes (59)
1935149Johnny Marcum (27)
19
Paul Richards (71)
1935149Whitey Wilshere (18)
12
Charlie Berry (49)
1937154George Caster (33)
32
Earle Brucker (91)
1937154Harry Kelley (29)
18
Frankie Hayes (51)
1937154Eddie Smith (23)
20
Earle Brucker (91)
1938154George Caster (40)
25
Earle Brucker (43)
1938154Lynn Nelson (23)
20
Frankie Hayes (86)
1939153George Caster (17)
14
Earle Brucker (42)
1940154George Caster (24)
10
Earle Brucker (10)
1940154George Caster (24)
13
Hal Wagner (18)
1941154Lum Harris (10)
10
Hal Wagner (32)
1942154Lum Harris (20)
18
Hal Wagner (77)
1942154Roger Wolff (25)
25
Hal Wagner (77)
1943155Roger Wolff (26)
22
Hal Wagner (77)
1946155Lum Harris (12)
11
Gene Desautels (39)
1947156Jesse Flores (20)
14
Mike Guerra (54)
1950154Hank Wyse (23)
14
Joe Tipton (53)
1952155Harry Byrd (28)
19
Ray Murray (40)
1952155Bobby Shantz (33)
32
Joe Astroth (92)
1955155Alex Kellner (24)
23
Joe Astroth (92)
1956154Lou Kretlow (20)
13
Joe Ginsberg (50)
1963162Dave Wickersham (34)
19
Doc Edwards (58)
1985162Tim Birtsas (25)
17
Mickey Tettleton (66)
1985162Chris Codiroli (37)
29
Mike Heath (94)
1987162Dave Stewart (37)
27
Mickey Tettleton (66)
1988162Dave Stewart (37)
26
Terry Steinbach (73)
1988162Bob Welch (36)
25
Ron Hassey (79)
1989162Mike Moore (35)
29
Terry Steinbach (92)
1989162Dave Stewart (36)
30
Terry Steinbach (92)
1989162Bob Welch (33)
31
Ron Hassey (70)
1990162Dave Stewart (36)
30
Terry Steinbach (77)
1990162Bob Welch (35)
35
Ron Hassey (57)
1991162Mike Moore (33)
16
Jamie Quirk (49)
1991162Dave Stewart (35)
30
Terry Steinbach (108)
1998162Tom Candiotti (33)
33
A.J. Hinch (109)
1998162Jimmy Haynes (33)
18
Mike Macfarlane (53)
1998162Kenny Rogers (34)
32
A.J. Hinch (109)
1998162Blake Stein (20)
19
Mike Macfarlane (53)
1999162Tom Candiotti (11)
11
A.J. Hinch (67)
1999162Gil Heredia (33)
23
Mike Macfarlane (56)
1999162Kenny Rogers (19)
15
A.J. Hinch (67)
2000161Kevin Appier (31)
19
Sal Fasano (41)
2000161Tim Hudson (32)
31
Ramon Hernandez (118)
2004162Tim Hudson (27)
17
Adam Melhuse (53)

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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