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Gee-Lee a six-letter anomaly

4/9/2013

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Dillon 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