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    Best Names In Baseball

    There are some great ones out there, but this guy goes to the front of the line:

    https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2018/1/...s-minor-league

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    It's gotta be Johnny Dickshot. He played in the mid 1930s for the Pirates, the Giants, and the White Sox in the 1940's. What really tops it off is that he always called himself "the ugliest man in baseball" thereby earning the nickname "Ugly. "Now batting for the Pirates....Ugly Dickshot."

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    I’ll take "Pebbly Jack" Glasscock.

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    "Hillbilly" Bildilli deserves a mention. Among guys working without nicknames, I always liked Urban Shocker. And he was actually good.

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    Re: Best Names In Baseball

    "no neck" Williams, and "Suitcase" Simpson


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nome View Post
    "no neck" Williams, and "Suitcase" Simpson


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    Harry "Suitcase" Simpson played for 1/3rd of the MLB teams during his 8 year career. But his nickname "Suitcase" was not because of his bouncing around in the Majors but rather the size 13 shoes he wore which a sportswriter said were as big as a suitcase.

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    I'm still waiting for a certain name to make an appearance on the leader board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I'm still waiting for a certain name to make an appearance on the leader board.
    Dick Pole? Randy "Big Unit" Johnson? Or his anatomical opposite, "Wee Willie" Keeler? Or his counterparts, Randy Bush and Rusty Kuntz?


    (Yeah, yeah, I know, pronounced "Koontz." Riiiiight.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Dick Pole? Randy "Big Unit" Johnson? Or his anatomical opposite, "Wee Willie" Keeler? Or his counterparts, Randy Bush and Rusty Kuntz?


    (Yeah, yeah, I know, pronounced "Koontz." Riiiiight.)
    Yeah, riiiiight. That's the one.

    I still maintain the best name in all of sports was the late NASCAR driver Dick Trickle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    "Hillbilly" Bildilli deserves a mention. Among guys working without nicknames, I always liked Urban Shocker. And he was actually good.
    Bildilli is an all-time favorite.

    We’ve been through this list many times on this board, but I’ll repeat two unfortunate pitchers: Hugh “Losing Pitcher” Mulcahy and the onomatopoeic “Boom-Boom” Beck.

    For working without a nickname, I’ll nominate Boof Bonser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I’ll take "Pebbly Jack" Glasscock.
    I feel like any comment I make on this name is likely to get me a suspension. So hard to restrain myself.
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    Re: Best Names In Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I’ll take "Pebbly Jack" Glasscock.
    This is the thread winner.



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    Re: Best Names In Baseball

    Two most unfortunate names for a pitcher (considering baseball values only): Grant Balfour and Homer Bailey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    Two most unfortunate names for a pitcher (considering baseball values only): Grant Balfour and Homer Bailey.
    You can fill out the rotation with Bob Walk and Eric Plunk.

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    True story: one of the Royals’ NRI’s to spring training is named Dick Lovelady
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    True story: one of the Royals’ NRI’s to spring training is named Dick Lovelady
    That's why this thread exists:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    You can fill out the rotation with Bob Walk and Eric Plunk.
    On the other hand, Jake Striker had a great name. Too bad he wasn't a good pitcher.

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    Re: Best Names In Baseball

    I think my favorites will always be Boof Bonser and Doug Fister.
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    Pete LaCock
    If they ask who was our star, give them 25 names, and if you forget our names, just tell them we were Yankees.

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    I think "Everyday" Eddie Guardado was the perfect nickname. It's simple, the vowel sounds go well together, the DA-da-da DA-da-da DA-da rhythm flows smoothly, the meaning was spot on, and it needs no explanation. A thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    I think my favorites will always be Boof Bonser and Doug Fister.
    The Fister-Furbush trade is the greatest thing ever...

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