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On History-Making Day in Baseball, We Challenge You To Match Some Famous Nicknames with the Players’ Real Names

September 13, 2017
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This is from the Chicago Daily News archive website. The photo in the middle was taken in 1905, the two flanking it were taken in 1913. The photo are in the public domain because they were taken more than 100 years ago.

LA VERNE, California, September 13, 2017 — The Cleveland Indians made history on Wednesday, winning their 21st straight game to set an American League record. The big blow was a three-run homer from Jay Bruce, providing Mike Clevinger the margin he needed to win his 10th game of the season and fourth straight.

 

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One of the key players on a tremendous team of terrific players is shortstop Francisco Lindor, whose nickname is “Mr. Smile.”

 

Since it’s such a historic day for baseball, we thought we would test you on other notable baseball nicknames, besides Lindor’s, that have earned a hallowed and affectionate place in our hearts.

 

Below, we furnish the famous nicknames. Your job is to match up the nicknames with the major leaguers’ real names. Angels fans better get the last one right!

 

Baseball Nicknames (What are the players’ real names?)

 

  1. Old Double X
  2. The Old Perfessor
  3. Joltin’ Joe
  4. Rapid Robert
  5. Sudden Sam
  6. The Brat
  7. Pistol Pete
  8. The Big Train
  9. Mr. October

10 . Mr. Cub

11 . Pepper

12 . Stan the Man

  1. The Lip
  2. Captain Hook
  3. The Sultan of Swat
  4. Charlie Hustle
  5. The Little Professor
  6. Big Mac
  7. Country
  8. Jolly Cholly
  9. The Boy Manager
  10. The Say Hey Kid
  11. Stretch
  12. Old Diz
  13. Three Finger
  14. The Iron Horse
  15. The Big Cat
  16. The Georgia Peach
  17. Bird or Big Bird
  18. King Kong
  19. Birdie
  20. Wahoo Sam
  21. Scooter
  22. The Fireman
  23. Mick
  24. Ducky
  25. Ozark Ike
  26. Junior
  27. The Mad Russian
  28. Tug
  29. Tom Terrific
  30. Shoeless Joe
  31. Jungle Jim
  32. Big and Little Poison
  33. Catfish
  34. Popeye
  35. The Flying Dutchman
  36. Peanuts
  37. Slats or Mr. Shortstop
  38. The Big Unit
  39. Killer
  40. Prince Hal
  41. Poosh ’em up, Tony
  42. King Carl
  43. Little Napoleon or Mugsy
  44. The Rocket
  45. Rowdy Dick
  46. The Commerce Comet
  47. The Arkansas Hummingbird
  48. Cool Papa Bell
  49. Blue Moon
  50. The Duke of Flatbush
  51. Schnozz
  52. Mudcat
  53. Old Aches and Pains
  54. Bullet Bob
  55. Springfield Rifle
  56. Chief
  57. The Hat
  58. Sal the Barber
  59. William Keeler
  60. Dr. Strangeglove
  61. The Splendid Splinter
  62. The Fordham Flash
  63. 96 (He grew up in the town of ninety-six)
  64. Home Run
  65. The Horse
  66. The Toy Cannon
  67. The Kid
  68. The Penguin
  69. Big Papi
  70. A-Rod
  71. Bash Brothers
  72. The Bulldog
  73. Flash
  74. Satchel
  75. The Gashouse Gang
  76. Iowa Farm Boy
  77. Hondo
  78. Moonlight
  79. The Machine
  80. Dude
  81. All Rise
  82. Oil Can
  83. Chairman of the Board
  84. The Meal Ticket or King Carl
  85. Hammerin’ Hank
  86. Donnie Baseball
  87. Mr. Smile
  88. The Boss
  89. Old Reliable
  90. The Staten Island Scot
  91. The Human Rain Delay
  92. Joey Bats
  93. The Big Hurt
  94. The Secretary of Defense
  95. Crime Dog
  96. The Wizard
  97. The Millville Meteor

 

Answer Key

 

  1. Jimmy Foxx
  2. Casey Stengel
  3. Joe DiMaggio
  4. Bob Feller
  5. Sam McDowell
  6. Eddie Stanky
  7. Pete Reiser
  8. Walter Johnson
  9. Reggie Jackson
  10. Ernie Banks
  11. Pepper Martin
  12. Stan Musial
  13. Leo Durocher
  14. Sparky Anderson or Earl Weaver
  15. Babe Ruth
  16. Pete Rose
  17. Dominic DiMaggio
  18. Mark McGwire
  19. Country
  20. Charlie Grimm
  21. Lou Boudreau
  22. Willie Mays
  23. Willie McCovey
  24. Dizzy Dean
  25. Mordecai Brown
  26. Lou Gehrig
  27. Johnny Mize
  28. Ty Cobb
  29. Mark Fidrych
  30. Charlie Keller
  31. Birdie Tebbetts
  32. Sam Crawford
  33. Phil Rizzuto
  34. Johnny Murphy
  35. Mickey Mantle
  36. Joe Medwick
  37. Gus Zernial
  38. Jim Gilliam or Vern Stephens
  39. Lou Novikoff
  40. Tug McGraw, Jr.
  41. Tom Seaver
  42. Joe Jackson
  43. Jim Rivera
  44. Paul and Lloyd Waner
  45. Catfish
  46. Don Zimmer
  47. Honus Wagner
  48. Harry Lee Lowrey
  49. Marty Marion
  50. Randy Johnson
  51. Harmon Killebrew
  52. Hal Newhouser
  53. Tony Lazzeri
  54. Carl Hubbell
  55. John McGraw
  56. Roger Clemens
  57. Dick Bartell
  58. Mickey Mantle
  59. Lon Warneke
  60. James Bell
  61. Johnny Odom
  62. Edwin Donald  Snider
  63. Ernie Lombardi
  64. Jim Grant
  65. Luke Appling
  66. Bob Turley
  67. Vic Raschi
  68. Charles Bender
  69. Harry Walker
  70. Sal Maglie
  71. William Keeler
  72. Marv Throneberry
  73. Ted Williams
  74. Frankie Frisch
  75. Bill Voiselle
  76. Thomas Baker
  77. Harry Danning
  78. Tony Gwynn
  79. William Jethro Gleason
  80. Ron Cey
  81. David Ortiz
  82. Alex Rodriguez
  83. Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco
  84. Orel Hershiser
  85. Joe Gordon
  86. Leroy Robert Paige
  87. St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930s
  88. Bob Feller
  89. Frank Howard
  90. Archibald Wright Graham
  91. Albert Pujols
  92. Lucas Duda
  93. Aaron Judge
  94. Dennis Ray Boyd
  95. Whitey Ford
  96. Carl Hubbell
  97. Henry Aaron
  98. Don Mattingly
  99. Francisco Lindor
  100. George Steinbrenner
  101. Tommy Henrich
  102. Bobby Thomson
  103. Mike Hargrove
  104. Jose Batista
  105. Frank Thomas
  106. Garry Maddox
  107. Fred McGriff
  108. Ozzie Smith
  109. Mike Trout

 

 

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