The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Z is not a common letter; in fact I believe it is the least commonly used letter in the English language. Yet of the thirty pitchers who started a major league baseball team's opening day, five of them had names containing a Z: Zito, Zambrano, Vazquez, Hernandez, Smoltz.


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3 Comments:

And when did you figure that one out?

By Blogger Richard, at 2:27 PM  

Listen, you -- don't make me put a hex on Bartolo Colon. He's on my fantasy team (like the aforementioned vaZqeZ), so he's clearly on thin ice.

By Blogger Floyd, at 2:41 PM  

The resolution of this anomoly is that z IS common en Espanol, especially in last names, seeing as to how a terminal "ez" is to Spanish as a seminal "Mc" is to English.

By Anonymous Graypriest, at 9:41 PM  

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