- Jul 15, 2005
I just read that Washington fans are calling Juan Soto "Childish Bambino", which I like so much that I thought I'd start a thread to see what other great nicknames there have been.
There's a difference between nicknames that were actually used, and those from the Chris Berman Hall of Schlock.John "clams" Castino is still my favorite.
Wait, so the didn't really call him Bert "I'll Be Home" Blyleven?There's a difference between nicknames that were actually used, and those from the Chris Berman Hall of Schlock.
I always thought "The Stick" was a great nickname. You can imagine someone just looking at Gene Michael and saying "He looks like a stick."
According to BRef, he was "The Frying Dutchman."Wait, so the didn't really call him Bert "I'll Be Home" Blyleven?
It makes me happier than I care to admit to see Saturn Nuts on there.This should ruin it for everyone:
When the Everett Mariners switched to the Everett Aqua Sox back in the mid-90s they posted a notice on SABR-L saying they were looking for a name for their mascot. When I saw their logo, Bob 'Death to Flying Things" Ferguson came immediately to mind, so I suggested Ferguson. They called it Webbly but not long after, I received a package from the club with their home cap.Death to Flying Things
Probably dark-complected. He was not the only ballplayer with that nickname in olden days.I'm not sure I want to know how Johnny Beazley got his nickname.
No, but it makes me think (sorry for the tangent) of the football player HaHa Clinton-Dix. I always assumed it had something to do with laughing a lot, but it turns out his actual name is Ha'Sean Treshon Clinton-Dix.There is a Negro Leauge player whose name I cannot recall; his name was like Hi-Ya Thompson or something like that, because as he rounded the bases he would shot "Hi-Ya" over and over again. Does that ring a bell to anyone?