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Old 10-17-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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When you're a Cubs fan, as I am, you know a thing or two about history. 108 years of futility(although maybe coming to an end soon) will do that to a fanbase. That being said, when you read historical articles about them you often come across names that just don't exist anymore. Stuffy McInnis, Ducky Holmes, Ugly Dickshot and, to give equal time, the memorable ***** (rhymes with wussy) Tebeau. Any favorites?

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles...istory/page/24
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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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."

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Old 10-17-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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Off the top of my head:

Bid McPhee
King Kelly
Gabby Hartnett
Rabbit Maranville
Jocko Milligan
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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Mookie Wilson
Coco Crisp
Wildefire Shulte
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown or Three Fingers Brown.

Another one I dug up from the late 19th century is Bob Ferguson, "Death of Flying Things."

MEMORABLE BASEBALL NAMES
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown or Three Fingers Brown.
Antonio Alfonseca was twice as good as Mordecai Brown.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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Antonio Alfonseca was twice as good as Mordecai Brown.
Maybe but this thread is about interesting baseball names not which players better.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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Mudcat Grant
Oil Can Boyd
Wee Willie Keeler
Catfish Hunter
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Maybe but this thread is about interesting baseball names not which players better.
Wow. Get someone to explain.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Maybe but this thread is about interesting baseball names not which players better.
It was a joke concerning "three fingers Brown" because Antonio was a pitcher with six fingers on each hand...

"twice as good" (six is twice as many as three)

In actual fact Mordecai Brown was one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
Alfonseca was mediocre at best.
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