April 13, 2011

Part 1 -- Favorite baseball player nicknames

Some of our baseball loving friends, primarily from the card collecting hobby, were asked to provide five of their favorite player nicknames. Here are their lists:

Darrell Berger, New Jersey
Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson
Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mucahy
Walter "Boom Boom" Beck
Charlie "Paw Paw" Maxwell
Art "The Great" Shires

Richard West, Texas
Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky
Stan "The Man" Musial
Leo "The Lip" Durocher
Jim "Mudcat" Grant
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Tom Henningsen, Illinois
Bob "Death To Flying Things" Ferguson
Dom "The Little Professor" DiMaggio
Harry "Gunboat" Gumbert
Jimmy "Toy Cannon" Wynn
Joe "The Gay Reliever" Page

Henry Hof 3rd, New Jersey
Jack "Lucky" Lohrke
Sheldon "Available" Jones
Willie "Say-Hey" Mays
Eddie "The Brat" Stanky
Carroll "Whitey" Lockman

Tom Mortenson, Wisconsin
Frank "Creepy" Crespi
Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell
Anthony "Bunny" Brief
Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones
Don "Popeye" Zimmer

Jim Ayres, New York
Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown
Clint "Scrap Iron" Courtney
Clarence "Choo Choo" Coleman
Jim "Mudcat" Grant
Ernie "Let's Play Two" Banks

Frank Barning, Nevada
Forrest "Spook" Jacobs
Luke "Hot Potato" Hamlin
Elijah "Pumsie" Green
George "Specs" Topocer
Frank "Pig" House

Part 2 will be posted in a day or two with more delicious old baseball cards as illustrations.

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