What’s In A Name?

DenDekker and DenDekkerRecently called-up Mets outfielder Matt DenDekker’s name may be unusual to some, but it’s a familiar one to many in Queens, as it belongs to a Queens elected official. In recognition of their shared surnames, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker presented the outfielder with a certificate of merit and a State Assembly baseball jersey with DenDekker embroidered across the back.

Are the two related? The Assemblyman said he wasn’t sure, but he planned to research the geneology.