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Old 10-24-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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In the 40's there was George Henry Stirnweiss who no one would remember, but they do recall Snuffy Stirmnweiss.

My favorite story related to nicknames is still when Jeff Leonard was traded to the Giants. Based on his looks, he was immediately nicknamed "Penitentiary Face" by his teammates. Two seasons later Leonard arrived at Spring Training and announced that he was no longer Jeff, he was Jeffrey Leonard. His teammates accommodated him, they change his nickname to "Correctional Institution Face."


Ah, Jeff Leonard...........he got under the skin of pictures because when he hit a home run he trotted around the bases with his............." one wing tucked"....trot.


He also did strange thing in the clubhouse also.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Rusty Kuntz
Boof Bonser
Milton Bradley
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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Ah, Jeff Leonard...........he got under the skin of pictures because when he hit a home run he trotted around the bases with his............." one wing tucked"....trot.


He also did strange thing in the clubhouse also.


pitchers..........not "pictures"
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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Rusty Kuntz
Boof Bonser
Milton Bradley


Boof Bonser.................a sports writer did an entire column on Boof Bonser once.


He stated his unusual name allowed him to stick around the majors a little longer than his baseball ability warranted.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:02 AM
 
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Boof Bonser.................a sports writer did an entire column on Boof Bonser once.


He stated his unusual name allowed him to stick around the majors a little longer than his baseball ability warranted.
Ha! That's funny.

Chicken Hawks!
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Orval Overall
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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How about the ultimate playboy, Bo Belinsky of the LA Angels.


Bo Belinsky, 64, the Playboy Pitcher, Dies - The New York Times


Once dated blonde bombshell Mamie Van Doren (who just happened to have originally came from just outside my area, Sioux Falls, SD).


Another great baseball name, Choo Choo Colman of the original NY Mets.
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:31 AM
 
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:38 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I found some good ones in the 1890s-early 1900s rosters of the New York Gothams, later the New York Giants:

Oyster Burns
Jack Glasscock
Gracie Pierce
Tacks Latimer
Dummy Taylor
Heinie Smith
Bumpus Jones
Crazy Schmit
Silver King
Cannonball Titcomb
Stump Weidman
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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I found some good ones in the 1890s-early 1900s rosters of the New York Gothams, later the New York Giants:

Oyster Burns
Jack Glasscock
Gracie Pierce
Tacks Latimer
Dummy Taylor
Heinie Smith
Bumpus Jones
Crazy Schmit
Silver King
Cannonball Titcomb
Stump Weidman
Those baseball names or porn star aliases?
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