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#1 100 Years of Tears

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

This is really just a random observation, but I've been noticing certain last names seem to be all over the league (there are about 10 Cabreras out there). I know a quick internet search would yield the results, but I thought I'd post here instead. So here are a few questions I thought would be interesting to ponder:

What's the most common last name currently in MLB?
What's the most common last name every in MLB?
What's the biggest number of brothers to play MLB?
What's the largest family (grandfathers, fathers, sons, etc.) to ever play MLB?

Anyway, hopefully this gives you something to think about other than the Cubs current losing streak... Go Cubs!

#2 Fishin Phil

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

For that 2nd question, I am going with Smith.
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#3 Stinky Pete

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

Is #3 the Delahanty's with 5?
And I know the Boone's are 3 generations... (Maybe the Bell's, too? Gus and Buddy... maybe that is only two.)

#4 SlamminSammy

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

My guess for #1 and #2 is Johnson

#3 and/or 4 I would guess the Alou family/brothers: Moises, Felipe, Matty, Jesus, and cousin of Moises, Mel Rojas

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

http://www.sporcle.c...Sheds/ballnames

a fun little quiz I found trying to google the answer lol

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

#3 is the Alous (I'm guessing) and #4 might be the Boones... I don't know if there's any fourth generation players

#7 Spriggs

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:59 PM

http://www.sporcle.com/games/TwoSheds/ballnames

a fun little quiz I found trying to google the answer lol

That was fun!




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