Gee-Lee a six-letter anomaly

April, 9, 2013
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Getty ImagesDillon Gee and Cliff Lee renew their three-letter-surname faceoff tonight.
PHILADELPHIA -- Dillon Gee and Cliff Lee face off for the fourth time tonight, in a battle of surnames with three letters.

Two pitchers whose last names combined to total six letters certainly is outside the norm.

Value Over Replacement Grit, an ESPN SweetSpot Network affiliate, located all of the matchups between starting pitchers with three-letter surnames since 1949. The list:

April 9, 2013: Gee-Lee
May 30, 2012: Gee-Lee
May 9, 2012: Gee-Lee
Aug. 22, 2011: Gee-Lee
June 13, 2007: Lee- Byung Hyun Kim
May 22, 2006: Kim-Jae Weong Seo
Sept. 28, 2004: Lee- Darrell May
June 11, 2004: Seo-Darrell May
July 25, 1988: Jimmy Key-Charlie Lea
April 9, 1988: Key-Lea
April 29, 1984: Danny Cox-Lea
May 11, 1979: Bill Lee-Doug Rau
Aug. 5, 1974: Lee-Rudy May
May 24, 1971: Casey Cox-Lee
May 6, 1970: Cox-Rudy May
June 13, 1966: Joey Jay-Vern Law
May 20, 1962: Jay-Law
April 29, 1961: Law-Jay
Aug. 14, 1959: Jay-Law
June 21, 1951: Preacher Roe-Howie Fox
Sept. 14, 1949: Roe-Fox
Aug. 5, 1949: Roe-Fox
June 21, 1949: Roe-Fox
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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