Sunday, April 22, 2007

More Great Baseball Names

Some folks I forgot:

Moose Haas
Urban Shocker (Urbain Jacques Shockcor)
"Cookie" Rojas
Bert Blyleven
Chuck Knoblauch
Colter Bean
Ned Yost
Graig Nettles
Chet Lemon
Napolean Lajoie
Hi Ladd
Cleat Boyer
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Laymon Lamb
Eldred "Bud" Byerly
Rocco Baldelli
Roe Skidmore
Orel Hershiser
Lon Ury
Sixto Lezcano
Rollie Fingers
Charles "King" Lear
Ossie Vitt
Reginald Darnascus Abercrombie
Lastings Millege
Decatur Pointdexter Jones
Dax Jones
Smead Jolley
Kenji Johjima
Kemp Wicker
Harlan "Biff" Wysong
Charles Albert "Chief" Bender

In the Negro Leagues if you didn't have a cool name to start with, you got an awesome nickname:

Leroy "Satchel" Paige
James "Cool Papa" Bell
Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe
Raleigh "Biz" Mackey (he had both)
Norman "Turkey" Stearnes
George "Mule" Suttles
Willie Wells
Bud Fowler
Judy Johnson
Cum Posey (I'm not sure if that's awesome, but it definitely, ah, different)

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