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Crusify_Me
10-26-2006, 09:31 PM
Who do u think had the best or funniest name in all of baseball???
my favorite one was Daryl Strawberrry who played for the yankees

Boof Bonzer
sounds like a goof *_*

i guess rocco baldelli is good if ur a baldy =)

Murderer's Row
10-26-2006, 09:36 PM
I like Chief Bender, Gaylord Perry, and Catfish Hunter.

hubkittel
10-26-2006, 10:29 PM
my favorite baseball name of all time: creepy crespi.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/frank_crespi_autograph.jpg

west coast orange and black
10-26-2006, 11:24 PM
pete zoccolillo kinda rolls off the tongue

chief youngblood
chief yellowhorse
chief bender

CultofCubs
10-27-2006, 02:32 AM
I've got to add:

Razor Shines and Garth Iorg

The last one always made me laugh

Brownie31
10-27-2006, 05:39 AM
Kiki Cuyler (Chicago Daily News Photo)

Old Sweater
10-27-2006, 11:32 AM
Pussy Tebeau the youngest and worst player of the 3 Tebeau brothers.

dmbfan
10-27-2006, 11:52 AM
I've always liked Skeeter Barnes. Just makes me laugh:laugh

Sliding Billy
10-27-2006, 12:13 PM
Hard to beat Van Lingle Mungo.

I always thought Biff Pocoroba had the perfect name for a catcher. Unfortunately that's about all.

riverfrontier
10-27-2006, 01:42 PM
I can remember many jokes being made about Rusty Kuntz. Never funny, as the jokers were never baseball fans, and once the pronounciation was clarified, continued to make the same joke. They never appreciated a gothic-stenciled 'John Wockenfuss', with umlauts, on a school notebook. They simply didn't get it.
Though my grandfather spotted Ted Lyons working at numerous southern Michigan Mcdonald's restaurants, we all had the best laugh when he once spotted Kiki Cochrane waiting on another table at the Olive Garden. We laughed at the ballistic phonetics, asked for more bread, and generously tipped our waiter, Mickey Cuyler. When the meal was over, we took grandpa home, dressed him in his "Frankie Say Relax, Ron Cey At Ease" night shirt, vowed never to get Alzheimer's disease, and did a buncha stuff after that. I remember the smell of incense, and the silhouette of a dwarf, but I can't remember which side I was on.

Charger567
10-27-2006, 02:01 PM
Gotta go with Oil Can Boyd.

Dodgerfan1
10-27-2006, 02:15 PM
I love an old baseball nickname, and I think the guy's name was John Ferguson, or something like that. His nickname was 'Death to Flying Things.'

Actually, I thought of another of my favorite names that I haven't mentioned on any of the other threads. Rob Wilfong. It always makes me smile.

Pickles Dilhoefer

Chisox73
10-28-2006, 07:40 PM
I can't believe that we have gone this far into the thread and not mentioned Coco Crisp.:D Every time I hear his name,I want to make myself a bowl of cereal.

bluezebra
10-28-2006, 09:23 PM
Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish

Covers everyone from an American President, a Roman Emperor, to a Native American Tribal Council and a town in Oklahoma.

Bob

Disgruntaledmarinerfan
10-29-2006, 02:05 AM
if you say mike sweeney fast it will sound funny;)

Dalkowski110
10-29-2006, 03:41 AM
One of the best PCL outfielders of all time was named Arthur Leland Hunt. Everyone called him Mike, and he seemed to prefer the name. Batted right, I think, and led the PCL in homers and RBI's in 1936 and 1937. His 10-year career in the PCL yielded 1,409 hits and a .313 career batting average. Played his best with the Seattle Indians/Rainiers, although he came up with the Seals and played briefly with the Mission Reds. He almost made the Majors in 1933 with the Braves, but had the misfortune of being injured that year.

RuthMayBond
10-29-2006, 05:32 AM
No one has managed to include Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy

JohnGelnarFan
10-29-2006, 07:04 AM
Gomer Hodge
Dick Pole
Doug Gwosdz(pronounced Goosh!)
Bombo Rivera
Ugeth Urbina
Mark Grudzielanek
Creighton Gubanich
Shooty Babitt

JordanDL3891
10-29-2006, 10:49 AM
how about that doug meinka-what ever-vitch

bluezebra
10-29-2006, 04:19 PM
Kiki Cuyler (Chicago Daily News Photo)

Cuyler's first name, HAZEN, was even funnier the "Kiki".

Bob

RuthMayBond
10-29-2006, 06:42 PM
Cuyler's first name, HAZEN, was even funnier the "Kiki".

BobEven funnier with SHIRLEY :laugh

hellborn
10-29-2006, 07:04 PM
Dim Dom Dallesandro!

mojorisin71
10-29-2006, 07:15 PM
Archi Cianfrocco
Tony Graffanino
Frank Menechino
Ambiorix Burgos (sounds like a guy from the old Astérix comics)

panman36
10-30-2006, 01:27 AM
He never quite made the Bigs there were was a hyped prospect in Padres AA named Ethan Fagget

Gee Walker
10-30-2006, 03:28 PM
When I was a kid I used to laugh at the name "Harmon Killebrew". I pictured this huge guy drinking one beer after another...

Later on, when I learned something about chemistry, "Al Kaline" became a pretty funny name.

kearns643
10-30-2006, 04:19 PM
I had a few but decided to delete them B4 the moderator did. After all, I have a reputation to uphold.

The Real McCoy
10-30-2006, 04:31 PM
Came out of New Orleans and had two years with the Giants in the early fifties: Tookie Gilbert

Sean Casey
10-31-2006, 11:19 AM
Fausto Carmona

GiambiJuice
10-31-2006, 12:22 PM
Johnny Dickshot
joe Adcock
Cinders O'Brien
Jim Cockman

Brownie31
10-31-2006, 02:00 PM
Baby Doll Jacobson (1926 Chicago Daily News photo)

Brownie31

PopTop
11-02-2006, 08:59 AM
Pussy Tebeau the youngest and worst player of the 3 Tebeau brothers.He might have been 'the worst' of the three, but he still retired with a lifetime .500 average Baseball Ref LINK (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/tebeapu01.shtml) :D

How about Radhames Dykhoff (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/dykhora01.shtml)?

Old Sweater
11-02-2006, 09:56 AM
He might have been 'the worst' of the three, but he still retired with a lifetime .500 average Baseball Ref LINK (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/tebeapu01.shtml) :D

How about Radhames Dykhoff (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/dykhora01.shtml)?


Yeah. P. Tebeau also had a remarkable .625 OBP and a .500 SLG, which isn't to bad for a singles hitter.

hellborn
11-02-2006, 11:30 AM
Pork Chop Pough!
Smead Jolley! (NOT a nickname)
Fats Fothergill!
Gob Buckeye! (Garland Buckeye is good, too)
Ducky Wucky Medwick!

Crusify_Me
11-06-2006, 11:56 AM
Junior Spivey

Sliding Billy
11-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Randy Johnson.

yanks0714
11-07-2006, 05:10 PM
When I was a kid collecting baseball cards I unwrapped a package to revel a Kansas City Athletics player named Harry Chiti. Pronounced Shy-Tie.

Gee Walker
11-07-2006, 05:17 PM
Did anyone mention Drungo LaRue Hazewood?

Dalkowski110
11-07-2006, 11:23 PM
Nobody ever called him Harry Chiti ("Shy-tie"). All the broadcasters called him "Harry Cheaty." Never objected, either.

tigers527
11-08-2006, 03:25 AM
ME<-------surprised, it took 3 pages of responces to get Milton Bradley a mention?

I always thought the name Barbaro Garbey was funny...Matt Nokes was not funny, but the 2 ball 0 strike count on Matt Nokes was funny to listen to. Try it 'here's the two and oh on Nokes'...say it fast and it sounds like a nonsense poem.

kearns643
11-08-2006, 04:27 AM
Johnny Dickshot
joe Adcock
Cinders O'Brien
Jim Cockman


Yeah...you stole my name....Johnny Dickshot

and Rusty Kuntz....I'm not going there....

ohboy
11-08-2006, 07:30 AM
Dickie Thon

http://img297.echo.cx/img297/1006/dthon0qp.jpg

Kent Tukulve

http://www.grandstandsports.com/images/7191.jpg

Crusify_Me
11-10-2006, 01:21 PM
lol wut bout this one
Roland Glen Fingers
"Rollie Fingers"

PJ-34
11-10-2006, 04:36 PM
Well I know a minor leaguer by the name of Shelley Duncan

Eastvanmungo
11-11-2006, 07:57 PM
J.J. Putz (http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19981027)

Don Mossi
http://cache.deadspin.com/sports/uglyuglymossi.jpg

SDL
11-11-2006, 08:23 PM
J.J. Putz (http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19981027)

Don Mossi
http://cache.deadspin.com/sports/uglyuglymossi.jpg

Mossi is the winner of the All-Time Ugliest Ballplayer Award...

Crusify_Me
11-29-2006, 01:42 PM
Moises alou and Boog Powell :D:D

RuthMayBond
11-29-2006, 01:44 PM
Moises alou and Boog Powell :D:D
NO, Boog is NOT gonna be Moises' wife :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh

DirtBall
11-29-2006, 01:51 PM
Mike Sweeney (Mikes Weenie)

RuthMayBond
11-29-2006, 01:56 PM
Mike Sweeney (Mikes Weenie)I guess someone has to keep Richard Pole company :rolleyes:

milladrive
11-29-2006, 02:14 PM
I find it intriguing that so many people chuckle at the names that denote body parts. *shrug*

Hellborn came up with some good ones. :D

I've always had fun saying Bob Boone.

But I think my favorites are Who, What, and I Don't Know.

Erik Bedard
11-29-2006, 02:23 PM
Not to mention I Don't Give A Darn.

Dodgerfan1
11-29-2006, 03:31 PM
Still Bill Hill.

DODGER DEB
11-29-2006, 04:33 PM
In 1948 OUR BROOKLYN DODGERS had a player named ELMER SEXAUER.

I am told that the frequent joke made about his name was this...

Question: Do you have a Sexauer?

Reply: Are you kidding....we don't even have a coffee break!

c.

SDL
11-29-2006, 05:29 PM
I guess someone has to keep Richard Pole company :rolleyes:

A Classic laugahble name...

Cubsfan97
11-29-2006, 05:51 PM
King Kelly. Also, not baseball related, but how about Lynn Swann. Hard to believe he played football. When I had first heard ther name, I immediately thought an ice skater. lol.

jgangstahippie
11-29-2006, 06:57 PM
Well I know a minor leaguer by the name of Shelley Duncan
He's Chric Duncan's little bro.
He is in AA Trenton(Yankees)

Russ Johnson
Justin Spier

RuthMayBond
11-29-2006, 07:20 PM
I've always had fun saying Bob Boone.A first name of Bab would have been even funnier

HDH
11-29-2006, 07:38 PM
My favorite: Chief Hogsett

Worst: Nook Logan

Dalkowski110
11-30-2006, 05:36 AM
Then there's the Chavez brothers...Endy (now well known for "the catch") and Ender (who is still trying to make the Majors and is playing with somebody's AAA affiliate).

Crusify_Me
11-30-2006, 10:30 PM
heres and odd one
B.J. Ryan
his actual name is Robert Victor Ryan lol

hellborn
12-01-2006, 06:43 AM
How about Hillbilly Bildilli?
Birth name was Emil Bildilli...that's not bad, either.
He died quite young, not sure how yet.

milladrive
12-02-2006, 05:07 AM
How about Hillbilly Bildilli?
Birth name was Emil Bildilli...that's not bad, either.
He died quite young, not sure how yet.

Perhaps from embarrassment.

Dodgerfan1
12-02-2006, 05:20 AM
How about Hillbilly Bildilli?
Birth name was Emil Bildilli...that's not bad, either.
He died quite young, not sure how yet.

Hillbilly Bildilli is silly and quite a dilly. Some nicknames are just handed out willy-nilly, but not our Hillbilly Bildilli. Was he a Phillie? I'll bet he'd hate Milli Vanilli. Will Hillbilly Bildilli really think they're silly? Will he really?

Dodgerfan1
12-02-2006, 06:01 AM
Wasn't there a silly poem written once for a player named Del Bisonette? (sp?)
My dumb little hillbilly rhyme reminded me of it. I haven't seen it for years. Does anyone know if I dreamed it? I guess I could look it up.

TigersFanB406
12-02-2006, 06:07 AM
When I was a kid I liked Ernie Whitt and Goose Gossage cuz of their names. Oh, and Rollie Fingers.

Now I'd probably say Nomar Garciappara.

Crusify_Me
01-31-2007, 02:24 PM
goose gossage??

was that his nickname or actual name

RuthMayBond
01-31-2007, 02:26 PM
goose gossage??

was that his nickname or actual nameOh, that one's rich

jaxnbulldog
02-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Sixto Lezcano

cubsfan1073
02-02-2007, 06:08 PM
I've got to add:

Razor Shines and Garth Iorg

The last one always made me laugh
Garth Iorg's son, Eli Iorg has an even funnier name. He played for my hometown minor league team last year and was my host player and I got to know him a little bit.

cubsfan1073
02-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Rollie Fingers is funny. Scott Coolbaugh is another good one.

hellborn
02-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Hillbilly Bildilli is silly and quite a dilly. Some nicknames are just handed out willy-nilly, but not our Hillbilly Bildilli. Was he a Phillie? I'll bet he'd hate Milli Vanilli. Will Hillbilly Bildilli really think they're silly? Will he really?
He was a Brownie...and, I figured out how he died.
1946: EMIL BILDILLI (34)....................CRASHED HIS CAR INTO A TREE ON HIS 34TH BIRTHDAY (from thedeadballera.com)
I wonder if strong liquid refreshment might have been involved.
And, MY name is Billy...isn't THAT silly?

ttmman21
02-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Dickie Thon

and Stubby or Tubby (i cant remeber) Clapp

Moose Skowron

Milt Pappas

metsfanbook
02-03-2007, 09:28 PM
I saw one of Stubby Clapp's 25 at-bats. I think that's the funniest name of any player I've ever seen play.

It looked, at one point in the eighties, as if the Mets might have, on the same team, a Howard Johnson and a Ronald MacDonald.

http://metsfanbook.com

milladrive
02-03-2007, 09:55 PM
Believe it or not, the President of the BBWAA is named Peter Schmuck. He's a sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun.

Francoeurstein
02-03-2007, 09:58 PM
lol wut bout this one
Roland Glen Fingers
"Rollie Fingers"


Haha wow! That looks like Borat!

Pretend I just didn't say that... umm.. Braves Minor Leaguer Jeff Saltalamacchia quite a long one.

Crusify_Me
02-17-2007, 01:06 PM
haha lolol for those who didnt see his picture


Rollie Fingers///////////////////////////////////////////Borat
19831 19832

Haha wow! That looks like Borat!

Pretend I just didn't say that... umm.. Braves Minor Leaguer Jeff Saltalamacchia quite a long one.

EdmondsFan#1
02-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Rusty Kuntz
Coco Crisp
Albert Pujols
B.J. Ryan

Huntington Avenue
02-18-2007, 01:56 PM
Urban Shocker is a personal favorite. His real name was Urbain Jacques Shockcor.

All I can picture is a New York Post article about someone being electrocuted.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
02-18-2007, 07:09 PM
I always liked Fred Snodgrass. Wierd-sounding name to me...

CPatt44
02-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Don Money

Jon Rocker

Dan Quisenberry

Dale Wackenfuss

Great Baseball name: HOMER BAILEY

Dodgerfan1
02-18-2007, 07:26 PM
This thread seems to keep reappearing every few weeks. Lots of names have been repeated, so we are probably running low on the better names. I still love Jack Glasscock and Johnny Dickshot, but enough of the dirty ones. :D One of my faves has always been an obscure player who had the proverbial cup of coffee for Cincinnati in 1944. His name was Bob (Buck) Fausett but his nickname was, of course, 'Leaky'.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
02-18-2007, 07:28 PM
All the cool nick names were in the early days of baseball. Everyone got a nickname. Nowadays, I can't think of many that have a moniker that is more common than their given name. Pudge Rodriguez is probably the most prominent.

Dodgerfan1
02-26-2007, 07:30 AM
All the cool nick names were in the early days of baseball. Everyone got a nickname. Nowadays, I can't think of many that have a moniker that is more common than their given name. Pudge Rodriguez is probably the most prominent.

Off the top of my head, here are a few current nicknames. You're right that there haven't been nearly as many, or as colorful, nicknames than in baseball's past, but here are some. Every one of these are pretty unimaginative. Whatever happened to some of the truly colorful ones? I kind of like Godzilla, but many of the good oldies are probably too un-PC nowadays!

Big Papi
Big Unit
Big Hurt
Godzilla
Pudge
Junior
Gonzo
El Duque

Then there are the all-too many hip-hop nicknames:

A-Rod
Man-Ram
K-Rod

What a HORRIBLE crop of 'nicknames'! Blech! We need to start a campaign! These really suck.