If the name of the game is the names in the game then the Yankees have it covered from A (Adams) to Z (Zagurski) or from Z to A — thank you Zoilo Almonte.

Pick a Yankees MVP? Robinson Cano? Alfonso Soriano? Hiroki Kuroda? Here is a nomination for traveling secretary Ben Tuliebitz.

“Ben’s ability to schedule flights at the last minute has really been tested” Yankees personnel head Billy Eppler said.

Asked the most challenging endeavor of the season Tuliebitz cited the complexity of having to get Travis Ishikawa from San Francisco to New York in time to play July 8 then getting his whole family cross country the next day then having Ishikawa released before even playing another game.

And before Tuliebitz told me the story I had forgotten Ishikawa was even a 2013 Yankee. I asked a bunch of folks employed by the team if they could name all 55 who had played for the Yankees this year.

Only Eppler said yes “but it would take a while.” Joe Girardi thought he could but only if he could go position by position and imagine everyone he asked to play each spot. Third base coach Rob Thomson spoke for most with this response: “No.”

The Yankees’ story for 2013 is about manpower and the power of men to keep fighting despite what Tuliebitz called “the never-ending revolving door.”

Because 20 teams besides this year’s Yankees have used at least 55 players and only two finished above .500. The Yanks are trying to become the first to make the playoffs. If Zagurski gets into a game (he warmed up three times Friday without doing so) then the Yanks would join 13 other clubs who have used 56 including this year’s Cubs who got there by being the most active trader of veterans (think Soriano to the Yankees as an example). None of those teams finished above .500 and nine finished last — 10 if the Cubs do the deed.