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08-04-2005, 12:58 AM
I checked this out once, I'll post the stats. On MLB.com they have a historical database of players, typing in their last name. My last name is Payne and this is what I found, feel free to post your stats of players.

Fred Payne Catcher 1906-1911 Teams Tigers 1906-1908 White Sox 1909-1911
333 Games | 903 AB | 194 H | .215 average

George Payne Pitcher 1920 Team: White Sox
1W - 1L | 5.46 ERA | 12 Games | 29.2 IN | 39 H | 24 R | 9 BB | 7 SO |

Harley Payne Pitcher 1896 - 1899 Teams: Dodgers 1896-1898 Pirates 1899
30W - 36L | 4.04 ERA | 80 Games | 557 In | 678 H | 371 R | 136 BB | 148 SO

Mike Payne Pitcher 1984 Team: Braves
1L | 6.35 ERA | 3 Games | 5.2 IN | 7 H | 4 R | 3 BB | 3 SO

And there you have the baseball legacy of the Paynes

08-04-2005, 01:00 AM
Two players with my surname, both pretty obscure, one a direct relative.

08-04-2005, 02:24 AM
There was a tim spewack in naked gun as the california angels starter
my brothers name is tim spiewak
so close but not 100% accurate

08-04-2005, 06:44 AM
I know this without checking any database. The only Vickery to play in the major leagues was Vinegar Tom Vickery who pitched from 1890-1893. The shameful part of it was that he spent at least part of the 1890 season with the Chicago Colts, the team that is now called the Cubs. He finished with a lifetime .500 record.

Vickery pretty likely is a distant relative. My branch of the family is originally from Massachusetts and some members moved to New Jersey. Tom was from NJ, so he's most likely part of that family, although I've never found his name in a genealogical database.

08-04-2005, 07:45 AM
Exactly zero Grillos have played major league baseball.

08-04-2005, 08:38 AM
No RHPH ancestors show up in the MLB database. Of course, since my dad and his brother hijacked the potato boat from Ireland and showed up here in '36, I didn't expect to find anything.

08-04-2005, 08:53 AM
Too bad my name is not Smith or Jackson.........

08-04-2005, 09:29 AM
Too many Johnson's to list here.

08-04-2005, 09:37 AM
None with my last name, so I checked every family name I could think of. My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Waterman, and there was one Fred Waterman, who played 3B for the Washington Olympics from 1871-1873 and five games for the Chicago White Stockings in 1875.

I'm pretty sure there's no relations since my grandmother didn't come to the US from England until the 1940s.

08-04-2005, 09:43 AM
There is a Sean Burnett who plays for the Pirates. He is on the DL, but his first major league win came last year vs. the Cubs.

08-04-2005, 09:50 AM
I share the same name as a starter in the 1984 World Series. Unfortunately he was on the Padres. :(:

If you really want to get technical my grandmother got re-married and my dad was adopted when he was about 9 so my last name isn't really blood-related to anyone who came before me. I'm probably the only person I know who literally had 3 grandfathers and 4 grandmothers (either by marriage or by blood) when I was born.

Anyway, my dad's birth name was Kent. The most famous I guess is Jeff Kent. There are a few others that I've never heard of. No clue if any of them are related.

mike squires
08-04-2005, 10:04 AM
THere are two that I know of without checking the site. Brad Penny of the Marlins and there is an actual Mike Penny that was playing in the minors a few years ago. I went to an Indianapolis Indians game and while checking thro;ugh the media guide I saw him. I went down to the bullpen and was going to say, "Hi Mike Penny, I'm Mike Penny." But he wasn't there. He might spell his Penney though.

08-04-2005, 10:45 AM
Ex-Sox manager Hugh Duffy (1910 & 1911) , who also holds the all-time record highest batting average of .440 for Boston in 1894 (dead ball era I know, but still).

08-04-2005, 11:53 AM
There are quite a few Bailey's that have played. And who can forget about ol' Sweetbreads Bailey? Unfortunately, he was one of the Cubs' pitchers.

08-04-2005, 12:02 PM
There was a tim spewack in naked gun as the california angels starter
my brothers name is tim spiewak
so close but not 100% accurate

Tim Spewack had a wicked cutter... Did you see the break on that thing?

08-04-2005, 12:39 PM
There is a veritable cornucopia of Brown's to have donned a big league uni.

Current or notable ones:

Adrian Brown
Emil Brown
Kevin Brown
Mordecai "Three Finga" Brown!

08-04-2005, 01:03 PM
Who could forget former Sox reliever Todd Rizzo?

Mr. White Sox
08-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Ryan Leaf, QB, SD Chargers.
:o: :o: :o: :o: :o:

08-04-2005, 01:25 PM
Unless I have a son or grandson who makes it to the majors, I don't think I'll have anyone close to my name.

08-04-2005, 02:31 PM
Tim Spewack had a wicked cutter... Did you see the break on that thing?

His lips got chapped alot, thats why he needed the vasoline, i mean why else could he need it

08-04-2005, 02:48 PM
I highly doubt there are any Huisjens who played MLB.

08-04-2005, 03:03 PM
No chance. My last name is too weird and obscure!

08-04-2005, 03:34 PM
I highly doubt there are any Huisjens who played MLB.

You obvously never heard of Cy Huisjens.

08-04-2005, 03:56 PM

Named after the best "player" of them all.


08-04-2005, 04:44 PM
My namesake Horacio Ramirez pitches for the Braves.

Bucky F. Dent
08-04-2005, 04:45 PM
There's a rugby player in New Zealand with my last name, Pieters, that is all!

08-04-2005, 08:07 PM
Sean Spencer and Shane Spencer, which sucks, I thought Spencer was fairly common.

08-04-2005, 08:07 PM
My cousin currently pitches for the Sox with my name.. and strangely his fiance has my first name