Hall of Famers by Scrabble score


Carl YASTRZEMSKI, not surprisingly, tops the list of Hall of Fame baseball players in Scrabble value, with a last name worth 29 points. (These scores ignore bonuses and tile constraints, and only counts people who made the Hall of Fame as players — sorry, writer Henry CHADWICK and manager Bill MCKECHNIE.) On the other end of the list, six players have surnames worth five points, including Hank AARON, but the lowest-scoring name is crossword puzzle star Mel OTT, at just three points.

For those who prefer the slightly different Words With Friends scoring, the top four names are unchanged, but Willie MCCOVEY, Ferguson JENKINS, Roy CAMPANELLA and Hugh JENNINGS leapfrog FOXX, KOUFAX and MCCARTHY into the top 10.

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