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Another fun thread - Best baseball name


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Here's another lighthearted thread to consider:

(Just joined the Hangout and figured my first thread created should be something fun.)

What do you consider to be the best baseball names? Currently and all-time.

I would say:

Currently: Coco Crisp

All-time: Urban Shocker (Is it just me, or would this be a great name for a gangsta rapper, BTW?)

Micknames are certainly permitted, provided that they're names that were generally used by other players, the fans, or the media of that time.

What are your thoughts?

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Ossie Schreckengost

Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish

Abraham Harding "Hardy" Richardson

William Van Winkle "Chicken" Wolf

Bibb Falk

Nemo Leibold

Ivy Wingo

Lu Blue

Amos Strunk

Napoleon Lajoie

Max Flack

Fielder Jones (that's actually his real name)

Duff Cooley

Davy Force

Frank Sylvester "Silver" Flint

Ed Beatin

Orval Overall

Lafayette Fresco Thompson

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Billy Sunday, who (of course) quit baseball to become a famous preacher

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Gotta love the name...Dick Pole. Who in the world names their son that? :)

I gotta fess up, I got his name from an old FoxSports.com article (Here is a link).

Here is their Top 10 names, they have a list below of other names as well:

10. Joaquin Andujar

Suspended as part of a drug-dealing scandal in the 1980s that didn’t involve Steve Howe.

9. Boog Powell

Only Boog in MLB history to win an MVP award and be named Boog.

8. Cookie Rojas

All you need to know about Cookie Rojas.

7. Chet Lemon

Most noted for meaningless head-first slides into first base.

6. Rusty Kuntz

Could launch a porn site tomorrow and achieve one million hits by Sunday.

5. Dick Pole

Ditto.

4. Dan Quisenberry

Ranks first on my All-Time Baseball Berry’s List in front of Darry Strawberry, Faye Throneberry, and Damon Berryhill.

3. Dickie Thon

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Dickie’s career numbers compare favorably to those of Chico Carrasquel and Mariano Duncan.

2. Mackey Sasser

The likely inspiration behind Rube Baker’s throwing impediment in Major League II.

1. Candy Maldanado

Most dominant San Francisco Giant in “R.B.I. Baseball” and only ESPN Deportes personality most people can name.

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Bartolome Fortunato was always a favorite of mine.

Great nicknames like Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson (he was great at tracking down fly balls) & Arlie "The Freshest Man on Earth" Latham.

There's Johnny Dickshot, Geronimo Berroa, Virgil "Fire" Trucks and on and on and on

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