Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the San Francisco Giants

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1911154Bugs Raymond (9)
8
Art Wilson (24)
1919140Jesse Barnes (34)
20
Mike Gonzalez (47)
1919140Rube Benton (28)
12
Frank Snyder (30)
1923153Hugh McQuillan (32)
28
Frank Snyder (103)
1923153Mule Watson (15)
12
Hank Gowdy (37)
1925152Jack Bentley (22)
14
Hank Gowdy (34)
1925152Kent Greenfield (20)
18
Frank Snyder (91)
1928155Vic Aldridge (17)
12
Bob O'Farrell (35)
1929152Larry Benton (31)
27
Shanty Hogan (91)
1929152Freddie Fitzsimmons (30)
28
Shanty Hogan (91)
1929152Carl Hubbell (35)
25
Bob O'Farrell (60)
1930154Bill Walker (34)
24
Bob O'Farrell (61)
1931153Freddie Fitzsimmons (33)
31
Shanty Hogan (110)
1931153Bill Walker (28)
17
Bob O'Farrell (43)
1934153Carl Hubbell (35)
13
Harry Danning (14)
1934153Hal Schumacher (36)
34
Gus Mancuso (118)
1941156Bob Carpenter (19)
11
Gabby Hartnett (33)
1942154Hal Schumacher (29)
13
Gus Mancuso (36)
1944155Bill Voiselle (41)
31
Ernie Lombardi (94)
1945154Jack Brewer (21)
19
Clyde Kluttz (51)
1945154Van Mungo (26)
24
Ernie Lombardi (94)
1955154Sal Maglie (21)
13
Wes Westrum (51)
1958154Johnny Antonelli (34)
31
Bob Schmidt (107)
1958154Ruben Gomez (30)
20
Valmy Thomas (47)
1959154Sam Jones (35)
26
Hobie Landrith (88)
1962165Jack Sanford (38)
35
Tom Haller (83)
1963162Juan Marichal (40)
32
Ed Bailey (83)
1963162Jack Sanford (42)
41
Tom Haller (79)
1964162Bob Hendley (29)
18
Del Crandall (57)
1977162Jim Barr (38)
29
Marc Hill (95)
1977162Bob Knepper (27)
11
Gary Alexander (30)
1978162Vida Blue (35)
31
Marc Hill (104)
1978162John Montefusco (36)
16
Mike Sadek (32)
1979162Ed Whitson (17)
13
Dennis Littlejohn (62)
1984162Mike Krukow (33)
30
Bob Brenly (113)
1986162Mike Krukow (34)
30
Bob Brenly (78)
1987162Mike Krukow (28)
24
Bob Brenly (100)
1988162Kelly Downs (26)
18
Bob Melvin (74)
1988162Mike Krukow (20)
19
Bob Brenly (55)
1991162Trevor Wilson (29)
17
Kirt Manwaring (57)
1996162William VanLandingham (32)
15
Tom Lampkin (44)
1999162Joe Nathan (14)
9
Doug Mirabelli (24)
1999162Russ Ortiz (33)
24
Brent Mayne (85)
2000162Shawn Estes (30)
26
Bobby Estalella (89)
2000162Mark Gardner (20)
18
Doug Mirabelli (71)
2000162Livan Hernandez (33)
31
Bobby Estalella (89)
2000162Kirk Rueter (31)
28
Doug Mirabelli (71)
2001162Russ Ortiz (33)
13
Bobby Estalella (28)
2002162Ryan Jensen (30)
22
Yorvit Torrealba (40)
2002162Kirk Rueter (33)
31
Benito Santiago (122)
2006161Noah Lowry (27)
23
Todd Greene (37)
2009162Tim Lincecum (32)
30
Bengie Molina (120)
2010162Madison Bumgarner (18)
18
Buster Posey (75)
2010162Jonathan Sanchez (33)
20
Eli Whiteside (32)
2010162Todd Wellemeyer (11)
10
Bengie Molina (55)

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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