Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1923154Wilbur Cooper (38)
33
Walter Schmidt (93)
1923154Earl Hamilton (15)
12
Johnny Gooch (58)
1925153Vic Aldridge (26)
23
Earl Smith (93)
1925153Emil Yde (28)
21
Johnny Gooch (56)
1926157Vic Aldridge (26)
25
Earl Smith (93)
1926157Emil Yde (22)
19
Johnny Gooch (59)
1927156Vic Aldridge (34)
24
Johnny Gooch (75)
1927156Carmen Hill (31)
18
Earl Smith (59)
1927156Ray Kremer (28)
18
Earl Smith (59)
1929154Burleigh Grimes (29)
28
Charlie Hargreaves (97)
1929154Jesse Petty (25)
18
Rollie Hemsley (55)
1946155Fritz Ostermueller (25)
17
Al Lopez (49)
1947156Kirby Higbe (30)
27
Dixie Howell (65)
1948156Elmer Riddle (27)
18
Ed Fitz Gerald (66)
1949154Cliff Chambers (21)
18
Clyde McCullough (85)
1949154Bob Chesnes (25)
13
Ed Fitz Gerald (34)
1950154Cliff Chambers (33)
26
Clyde McCullough (88)
1950154Bill Macdonald (20)
20
Ray Mueller (48)
1951155Howie Pollet (21)
21
Joe Garagiola (58)
1952155Howie Pollet (30)
25
Joe Garagiola (94)
1953154Johnny Lindell (23)
23
Mike Sandlock (55)
1955154Vern Law (24)
10
Hardy Peterson (22)
1957155Bob Friend (38)
29
Hank Foiles (90)
1960155Bob Friend (37)
23
Hal Smith (66)
1960155Vern Law (35)
28
Smoky Burgess (86)
1962161Vern Law (20)
18
Smoky Burgess (94)
1963162Vern Law (12)
11
Smoky Burgess (65)
1963162Don Schwall (24)
20
Jim Pagliaroni (78)
1964162Bob Friend (35)
27
Jim Pagliaroni (95)
1964162Vern Law (29)
14
Smoky Burgess (40)
1969162Jim Bunning (25)
23
Manny Sanguillen (107)
1973162Jim Rooker (18)
17
Manny Sanguillen (83)
1977162Jerry Reuss (34)
24
Duffy Dyer (84)
1996162Denny Neagle (27)
26
Jason Kendall (117)
2005162Mark Redman (30)
18
David Ross (31)
2010162James McDonald (11)
11
Chris Snyder (38)

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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