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Gehrig
09-04-01, 02:53 PM
Where did Bill Skowron get the nickname "Moose" ?

MLBfan
09-04-01, 04:57 PM
Didn't someone call him Mussolini first?
And later it just became Moose from that I think.

Gehrig
09-04-01, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by MLBfan
Didn't someone call him Mussolini first?
And later it just became Moose from that I think.

You got it...

As a joke, Skowron's grandfather called him Mussolini, but his family shortened the nickname to Moose...

Slippery Elm
09-04-01, 08:28 PM
Why? Did he act like a Fascist, or was he bald as a kid??