April 14, 2011

Part 2 -- 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:

Rich Klein, Texas
Piano Legs Hickman
Robert "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson
Sudden Sam McDowell
Willie "Puddin Head" Jones
Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell

Mike Dyer, New York
Virgil "Fire" Trucks
Hank "Bow Bow" Arft
Don "Mandrake the Magician" Mueller
Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones
Sal "The Barber" Maglie

Vivian Barning, Nevada
Randy "The Big Unit" Johnson
Hank "Bow Wow" Arft
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese
Walter "Big Train" Johnson
Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown

Matt Adamic, Texas
Bob Ferguson - Death To Flying Things
Ted Williams - The Splendid Splinter
Babe Ruth - The Sultan of Swat
James "Cool Papa" Bell
"Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio

Bill Zimpleman, Pennsylvania
Roberto Clemente - Ariba
Dave Parker - The Cobra
The Waners - Big Poison & Little Poison
Ron Kline - The Callery Hummer
Dick Stuart - Dr. Strange Glove

Joe Zinn, North Carolina
Jim "Catfish" Hunter
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd
Sal "The Barber" Maglie
Lawrence "Yogi" Berra
Charlie "Paw Paw" Maxwell

Frank Barning, Nevada
Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe
Tommy "Old Reliable" Henrich
Elwin "Preacher" Roe
George "Specs" Topocer
George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss

Don Davidson, California
Don Mattingly -- "Donnie Baseball"
Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto
Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry
Connie Mack -- "The Tall Tactician"
Mike Garcia -- "The Big Bear"

Mel Solomon, New Jersey

"Indian Bob" Johnson
Joe "Ducky" Medwick
Ted "The Splendid Splinter" Williams
"Joltin Joe" DiMaggio
Jim "Mudcat" Grant

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