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Padres with Matching First and Last Initials

Denis Poroy

[Editor's note: Updated May 25, 2014 to add Blaine Boyer and Billy Buckner, and to remove Josh Johnson, who ended up getting injured in spring training and not playing for the Padres after all. -TTG]

Last week Padres organist and Gaslamp Baller B Cres had a great idea, like he tends to do on a regular basis.

We started ping-ponging some names back and forth, and a few others got in on it, before I scoured the master list of everyone who has played for the Padres. I found 50 names that fit the bill, only to find out that I missed one when I double-checked. It was still 51 after a third and fourth check, so I stand by it. With the addition of Josh Johnson and Seth Smith the total grows to 53. After a bit of discussion we concluded that the quiz would be a depressing waste of everyone's time.

With that in mind and not wanting this newly found information to go to waste, here's the list:

  1. Alexi Amarista
  2. Alex Arias
  3. Andy Ashby

  4. Bob Barton
  5. Billy Bean
  6. Bruce Bochy
  7. Brian Boehringer
  8. Bret Boone
  9. Brad Boxberger
  10. Blaine Boyer
  11. Brad Brach
  12. Bobby Brown
  13. Brian Buchanan
  14. Billy Buckner

  15. Chris Cannizzaro
  16. Cesar Carillo
  17. Clay Condrey
  18. Callix Crabbe
  19. Cesar Crespo

  20. Doug Dascenzo
  21. Dave Dravecky

  22. Gary Green

  23. Johnny Jeter
  24. Jerry Johnson
  25. Jonathan Johnson
  26. Jay Johnstone
  27. Jimmy Jones

  28. Kevin Kouzmanoff

  29. Luis Lopez

  30. Mike Maddux
  31. Mike Matthews
  32. Marty McLeary
  33. Miles Mikolas

  34. Phil Plantier

  35. Roberto Ramirez
  36. Randy Ready
  37. Ronn Reynolds
  38. Royce Ring
  39. Rene Rivera
  40. Roberto Rivera
  41. Ruben Rivera
  42. Rafael Robles
  43. Rich Rodriguez
  44. Roberto Rodriguez
  45. Ron Roenicke

  46. Scott Sanders
  47. Sonny Siebert
  48. Steve Simpson
  49. Seth Smith
  50. Steve Swisher

  51. Tom Tellmann
  52. Tim Teufel

  53. Wally Whitehurst
  54. Woody Williams

I initially titled this post "54 Friars with Alliterative Names" but realized that wasn't quite accurate. There are other players with alliterative names, Ken Caminiti and Jedd Gyorko for example, and Phil Plantier is on this list despite his last name not being Phlantier.